Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Wonderful cruise!

Sail Date: November 12, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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!

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Ship Quality
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.
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff
The shows in the Palace theatre were top notch, singing and dancing and pyrotechnics, much like a Vegas show.
Nassau, Bahamas
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.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Not much to do here or see here.

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