We had an AWESOME time!

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 19, 2011
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

We had a super time on our first-ever cruise. The staff on the Carnival Fascination were first-class and ALWAYS called us by our first name (how do they remember?)! We had great stops in both Half Moon Cay and Nassau. We booked our own excursion, and while it was cheaper, we weren't happy with the tour or the staff on the tour, so I might suggest going with the excursions offered by the cruise, even if they are more expensive. Cannot wait to go on our next cruise!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Beyond superb! Way above what was expected!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Stay away from the "Barefoot sail/snorkeling trip" offered through the Travel Network! They were 45 minutes late for pickup. The boat captain was rude, as were some of the staff. The lunch was supposed to be a BBQ beach lunch, but they cooked on a little grill on the ship. The snorkeling equipment didn't fit my 8 year old, so she couldn't snorkel, although I PAID for snorkeling!! Also, watch out for the hair braiders right out of port. They will scam you in a heart beat if you aren't specific about how many braids you want. At $3/braid, it adds up VERY fast!!

Pros: Service, ports of call, atmosphere

Cons: Food choice in main 24/7 dining room

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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