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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: January 16, 2012
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything we ate was great.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Plenty of activities, but we did our own thing.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was very good, sometimes hard to communicate, but very accommodating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a basic interior room and it was quite large. The room was kept clean the entire trip.

Pros: Key West, food

Cons: Nassau

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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