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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 12, 2011
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We've cruised Princess and NCL, this was our first Carnival cruise, we could not have been more impressed. November is perfect time to go to Bahamas, not too hot, calm seas. The ship has been renovated, really nice! Not too big a ship, easy to find your way around the ship. The Jacksonville, FL cruise ship terminal is very convenient and easy to find, great location for southeast U.S. cruisers!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Coconut Grove buffet was fantastic! Great quality of food and something new every day. Compared to our last Princess cruise, this was much better food.


5 out of 5
The shows in the Palace theatre were top notch, singing and dancing and pyrotechnics, much like a Vegas show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship was just the right size, not too big so you get lost onboard. Lots of seating in dining rooms and buffet area, the swimming pool can get a bit crowded on hot days. The water slide on the back of the ship was really nice. Love the jogging area on top deck too.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was nice, the bathroom has limited shelving for toilet articles, and our bathroom sink was clogged up the entire 5 days, maintenance never did get it fixed.
3 out of 5
Not much to do here or see here.
3 out of 5
Nassau was very interesting, lots to see, but lots of poverty in the Bahamas, see Paradise island for the more modern stuff. We're not big shoppers so that didn't appeal to us in downtown Nassau.
Don't Miss: Paradise Island.

Pros: The Coconut Grove buffet was outstanding, great food. The shows were really great, Vegas quality shows on a cruise ship!

Cons: Long lines for checking in at Jaxport, and Immigration delays on debarkation.

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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