Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

Cruise was just OK

Sail Date: April 16, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall the ship was nice, spacious and clean. The entertainment wasn't great. The beverages were too expensive and charging for exercise classes and use of mini golf was insulting on top of an already pricey vacation.

Pros: Half moon Cay

Cons: Food mediocre. Drinks expensive. Extra charges for classes in gym and use of mini golf course - should be included in price of cruise as on other lines.

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Food and Dining
Food was cafeteria quality. Food on Celebrity line much better.
I traveled with four boys, 14, 16, 17 and 18. Poor options for 16-20 yr olds. Seventeen too young for casino and comedy but too old for kid activities. Comedy club should have not been denied to under 18 but left to the discretion of parents.
Service and Staff
Dining room staff and stateroom staff excellent. Bar staff not that great. Drinks at bar served in dirty glass and when I pointed this out to the bartender, no apology or replacement offered.
Health seminar was a waste of my time - purely a vehicle for selling products and this staff took advantage of my politeness.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Disembarkation for this site was lousy and should have been done by floor, unless you had to be on shore at a specific time for an activity. By the time we were able to get off the boat it was too late to rent motorized water sport equipment.
Nassau, Bahamas

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