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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: July 05, 2010
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was my first cruise with Carnival. After reviewing the information provided by the Cruise 411 website along with the Carnival website, we decided to try this cruise line. We were very disappointed. The impression I got was one of a "budget cruise". I would not chose this cruise again, nor would I recommend it.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dining experience in the dining room was good. However, portions we small. All other areas of food choice and quality were poor. Ship states it has a "sushi bar" however you are limited to three very poor choices.


3 out of 5
The entertainment was ok. Choices were limited. Comedy was great. Entertainers were good. Thought it was very low budget to have the entertainment for one night that of fellow cruise goers.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
I traveled with two 12 year olds (boy & girl). Both were completely bored with the cruise.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Definately not what I experienced with my previous cruises on RC. Carnival's staff was just staff. No one went above and beyond.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship had basic decor. Nothing impressing.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Overall the stateroom was good. The shower in the bathroom sprayed outside of the shower everytime someone showered. Pressure in the shower was good. Housekeeping kept the rooms very nice. We had an Oceanview room, lighting was great. Ship noise, not passenger noise, was awful!
5 out of 5
You must dine at "The Poop Deck". Conch was great!

Pros: Room Service

Cons: Entertainment

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

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