The Fascination - A Great Value!

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2010
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

5-Days aboard the Fascination was perfect. Anything shorter wouldn't be enough! There is alot to see and do each day. My receommendation is to sleep late and stay up for the evening entertainment-it's worth it!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was very good. We attended the buffet on Lido Deck for breakfast and lunch most days, and had the early dining at 6 p.m. in the Sensation Dining Room. The service is unbeatable, and was very friendly, fast, and entertaining!


5 out of 5
There is an abundance of things to do while on-board, and at the islands, whichever you choose to participate in. The only limitation, is your level of energy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The dining staff remembered our names, and served with smiles and even danced and sang for us after dinner! The servers doubled as servers on the island during our visit to Half Moon Cay...very surprising and still friendly! The housekeeping staff was extremely nice, and genuinely cared about our needs. I can't say a negative thing about the staff-at all!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
There is plenty of room aboard the Fascination. There were 2400 passengers aboard during our excursion, and we never waited for anything. It was clean, and things were easy to find, thanks to the onboard map given to us by housekeeping! The decor theme seemed a little dated, but it was fun, and the neon changed colors throughout the day.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were located on the Riviera Deck, near the bow. The amenities were good, the bed was comfortable, and the room was cool. The bathroom was better than expected, and very functional. There was plenty of room for our 3 suitcases, and the staff provided a hair-dryer for the duration of our stay.
5 out of 5
The beach is amazing! We also had beach massages...totally worth it at $85/each - we signed up at the spa onboard. The bbq lunch was also great, and included a huge fruit buffet. The only extra cost for lunch was for soft drinks, or mixed drinks. Water or lemonade was included.
Don't Miss: The lobby, aquarium, and casino at Atlantis is very impressive.
5 out of 5
Unless you love shopping for jewelry, the Guaranteed Shopping is a waste of time. While we did visit most of the shops, the prices were not nearly what we expected, given the hype. We took a $20/ea. tour by a local company, which we met at the port, which turned out to be very effective. We toured the city, the Fort, and Atlantis by van, taking about 3 hours...well worth the money! The local craft market was also interesting and nice if you like handbags, crafts, and hand-made jewelry...and they WILL bargain with you!
Don't Miss: The lobby, aquarium, and casino at Atlantis is very impressive.

Pros: Personal Service & Attention

Cons: The cost of drinks aboard the ship.

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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