Spend your moeny on another cruise line

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 07, 2010
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This is an old ship for sure. There is one very tiny pool for the entire ship. If you have four passengers be prepared for a very used broken down rollaway bed for your money. No hair dryers are provided and the cabins are usually small. The ship tendered people off to go onshore but had to be moved due to bad positioning. The lines to get off the ship were horrible and the areas around the stairwells and elevators stayed jammed. Everything seemed extremely disorganized to board as it was done in zones. Wedding parties always go before you. The two times I went to guest services there were others complaining about the embarkation process as well as lost luggage even two days into the cruise. All tips are automatically placed on your account without prior publication of this to anyone so be prepared for another $10 per person per day. Evelopes are also placed in your room to tip the maitre'd and others. One afternoon and evening the only pool area was closed down for "washing" which also dramtically deterred foot traffic. Don't count on reading materials in the library as is less than lame. There is no organization to the 25-30 books that are there. Two childrens games were available with missing pieces.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
You spend a decent amount of money to go on a cruise. Pick a newer ship and one with multiple pool areas to avoid conjestion.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
3 out of 5

Pros: 24 hour pizza and ice cream for the kids

Cons: Rollaway beds!

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Was this review helpful? 1

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top