A good time on the Fascination

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 18, 2012
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago

Overall the cruise was a great time. The fascination is in excellent shape considering its age. The modifications make it look newer. Food in the main dining room was very good and prepared to our liking. We ate breakfast in the buffet daily, which was above average. Room service was average. Beds were not turned down in the evening and room steward would not bring ice to the room daily, which was needed for medication. We had the late seating for dinner. Do not get the late seating or you will miss out on the activities as most were planned during our dinner time. Carnival does not have as many activities planned as Royal Caribbean. Half Moon Cay was great. We've been to Nassau before, which we always liked. Make sure you go to Dolphin Encounters and do the Sea Lion Excursion. It was a great time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining in Main dining room was excellent. Buffet was above average.


1 out of 5
Not enough activities for people who had the late seating. Activities not planned correctly.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dining room staff was great. Room steward not so great

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship is in excellent shape for its age. Extremely clean

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was average.

Pros: Food in Dining Room

Cons: Activities not planned correctly for people with late seating

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

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