Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Less than expected

Sail Date: January 30, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The port was very organized and boarding was quick and efficient.
I was very disappointed in the food and would not reccommend "anytime seating". The menu in the dining room and buffets were lacking in originality and overall quality.
the entertainment was very lacking as compared to previous trips on this line. The communication in regard to what entertainment available was somewhat lacking. The disembarkation process went very smoothly.
There were a higher percentage of crew members that spoke little english making it difficult to ask questions and understand the answers given.

Pros: The room Stewards were great

Cons: The food and the entertainment were far below expectation. Very unimaginative.

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Food and Dining
The menus lacked inspiration, each day's choices were determined by a country. Most were selections of inexpensive items and chicken. The deserts served were dry, often contalining jello that would bounce your fork. The ice cream was of low quality, not the creamy rich texture I have come to expect.
Ship Quality
The ship was very clean and well maintained.
Cabin / Stateroom
There was no heating and several complained of the cold at night, otherwise the room was very nice
Service and Staff
Several of the crew would appear on deck to be bored. The man assigned to our room was very accommodation. The wait staff in the "anytime dinning" area appeared to be greatly over stressed with their situations. We often had to wait a considerable length of time to be seated. Many of the staff had difficulty understanding us.

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