A terrible cruise

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 06, 2011
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
We had no hot water in the shower. It was luke warm.
3 out of 5
Atlantis aqua center was fun and enjoyed Senor Frogs at the pier.

Pros: entertainment and food

Cons: professionalism of staff

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

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