Less than expected

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: January 30, 2012
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was very clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
There was no heating and several complained of the cold at night, otherwise the room was very nice

Pros: The room Stewards were great

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

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

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