Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Relaxing Cruise

Sail Date: January 16, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

My wife and I received this cruise as a Christmas gift. It was also our first trip w/o our son (2 in April). The cruise was just what we needed. We were able to relax and be spoiled for the entire cruise. The ship was very clean and staff were cleaning different areas of the ship constantly. The food was great from breakfast,lunch, dinner, and room service. We liked the cruise for the freedom it provides in allowing you to either be up and active or lazy and sleeping half the day. The activities the ship had were a bit too much for our liking ("hairy chest contest"), but there are plenty of places to go and not have to be a part of them. This was only our second cruise and we realize other ships or cruise lines may offer better amenities, but for the cost if this cruise everything met or exceeded our expectations. The one part we did not enjoy was the city of Nassau, Bahamas. We got off the ship for about an hour, walked around, and got right back on. Key West was great, we shopped, saw the sights, and made a stop at the Lazy Gecko for a couple of beers. We would definitely do it all again and hope to do a similar cruise in the near future.

Pros: Key West, food

Cons: Nassau

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

Plenty of activities, but we did our own thing.
Service and Staff
The staff was very good, sometimes hard to communicate, but very accommodating.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a basic interior room and it was quite large. The room was kept clean the entire trip.
Ship Quality
The ship was clean and the size and layout was easy to navigate. Some of the common areas allowed smoking (casino and adjacent bar) which was disgusting, but we just avoided those areas.
Food and Dining
Everything we ate was great.

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