Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

A terrible cruise

Sail Date: October 06, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We cruised aboard the Carnival Ship Fascination for a five day cruise to the Bahamas. This cruise was absolutely terrible. It started out bad when we had to sit for over 4 hours to wait for low tide so the ship could clear the Jacksonville bridge. How does the captain not know when low tide is? C'mon? Due to the recent storm at sea (which I know the cruise line has no control of) our itinerary got changed, excursions canceled, and had the worst trip back to Jax. Again the ship had to wait at the cargo docks for low tide so we could clear the bridge. A lot of people missed their connecting flights and this created a financial burden on them to get home. The disembarking process was total chaos. And to my surprise, as we were leaving, Carnival took on new guests and took them right back into the storm without any forethought for safety. It was apparent that it was all about the money. This cruise and the one behind it should've been canceled and re-scheduled.

Pros: entertainment and food

Cons: professionalism of staff

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
We had no hot water in the shower. It was luke warm.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Nassau, Bahamas
Atlantis aqua center was fun and enjoyed Senor Frogs at the pier.

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