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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 30, 2011
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Portions seem to have "shrunk"


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not as clean or maintained as used to on other ships. Lack of amenities such as a Dry Cleaner.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Smaller than on other ships.
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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"
3 out of 5
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)

Pros: Quality of Food

Cons: Cleanliness (musty smell) in room and corridors

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

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