Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

wife's bday and our 10anniversary cruise

Sail Date: January 31, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Embarkation process was very fast considering amount of people getting onboard. Once on board there was plenty of room to sit around the deck and soak in the sounds of music playing and relax. Service was good everywhere, from the person bringing drinks by the pool and bar to the person cleaning our room. However, alcoholic drinks are EXPENSIVE. It would have been nice to have a warmer pool the Fascination did not have a heated pool so temperature was a little cool. The water slide water seemed warmer, when the slide was open, for the first 3 days it was closed. Very easy to get off boat for exercusions. They did a great job letting you know about activities while on board and off. Rooms were clean but smoking is permitted in certain areas of ship so don't expect to be nonsmoking everywhere on the Fascination. Staff on board did great doing there jobs

Pros: the tranquility fostered all over the boat

Cons: price of drinks

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

Ship Quality
could have more room in eating areas to actually move around, ample places to sit but people would bottleneck around food areas and entry points so lots of weaving around people
Food and Dining
The food was good, not great but good, it is not fine dining quality but i understand. It be next to impossible serving that many at once and it be fine dining 5 star restaurant quality. We love Your Time Dining and dinner service was outstanding.
Cabin / Stateroom
our balcony stateroom was as described. we loved it, place to get out and watch world go by and very cozy inside. You could draw the curtain and really relax and sleep or watch a movie which was an added bonus.
Service and Staff
from getting you a drink, cleaning your room, bringing your food, offering directions to areas, anwering questions everyone on board went above and beyond.
We enjoyed the bands, the casino, karaoke which was great to watch fellow passengers, also contests they would have throughout the day. at dinner, the staff performing added a lot to the experience.
Nassau, Bahamas
we found a public beach not far from the boat, ate authentic Bohemian food right on the beach, and wife had massage on beach underneath the palm trees, very relaxing day. If you want to save some money and dont care about doing the snorkeling and other watersports I would recommend getting off the boat dock and walking about a mile your right. That being said, I did find shells, saw fish, and swam at the beach we were at. Shops in straw market were crowded and hot, you can do just as good right inside the building as soon as you get off the boat. Conch Fritters and Imperial were close to boat for the local food. Hard Rock was right there as well.
Don't Miss: swimming in the beautiful water and sitting on the beach eating jerk chicken
Key West, Florida
The Banyan Tree which is very unique and one of a kind. Shops and bars are good to do on Duvall Street. Ate a wonderful breakfast at Camille's, wife had the Godiva French Toast and I had one their specials both were great. We were not in port at sunset or else the Mallory Square Sunset would have been great to see.
Don't Miss: Take your picture next to mile marker '0" at end of eastern US

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