overcommericalization and herding

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
the ship itself was decent, but the herding of 2500 at dinner time was a bit much. did not care for the feeling of being cattle when it came time to eat dinner. Perhaps there is no better way, but this along with the overcommericialization/marketing exampled above in the photo shoot portrayed as a captain's night were my most dissatisfied aspects of the cruise.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Of course these complaints with the stateroom were out of the control of Carnival,e.g. as a nonsmoker, easily smelled smoke the whole time from the neighbor on one side of the state room, then on the other side there was a kid who cried quite often.

Pros: food

Cons: too much marketing/selling(e.g. the supposed captains night was just a sales pitch for the photographer booths)

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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