Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

JAX 7-day Cruise

Sail Date: April 30, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We recently sailed on the Fascination for a 7-day cruise after having sailed on the same ship 18 months ago on a 5-day excursion. The boat did not meet our expectations quite as much as the first time around but overall did not reflect on the quality of our vacation.

Pros: Quality of Food

Cons: Cleanliness (musty smell) in room and corridors

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Ship Quality
Not as clean or maintained as used to on other ships. Lack of amenities such as a Dry Cleaner.
Cabin / Stateroom
Smaller than on other ships.
Food and Dining
Portions seem to have "shrunk"
Service and Staff
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
What was not to love? The water was crystal clear and warm; the sand like "sugar." The BBQ was delicious and the amenities were super with just enough excursions for those that did not want to "sun" on the beach. I could have gone ashore for this every day!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
Grand Turk Island
Most shopping was a little pricey but enough for everyone's taste. It was clean and the beach by the docks was quite nice. There was plenty to do even without booking an excursion
Don't Miss: If not doing excursions then a trip to "Marqueritaville" where you could watch the "flow riders"
Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau has little to offer for entertainment. A favorite is Senor Frog's, mostly for the young at heart.
Don't Miss: A trip to Atlantis (Paradise Island)

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