Thanksgiving cruise

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 25, 2013
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: M65
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

I found the cruise to be about what I expected.  The food in the evening dining room was excellent.  The buffet food wasn't good at all.  Camp Carnival, which is the main reason we sail Carnival, wasn't good on this ship. The location of the 10 - 12 year old group was in a huge, empty room.  My kids barely went there at all.  The weather turned out to be bad, and we were not able to go to the Private Island, which was certainly not Carnival's fault, but it is still disappointing.


The Thanksgiving meal was still turkey and dressing, and it was a fun trip.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food was bad, but main dining room was excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Very unusual. Camp Carnival is usually outstanding.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The people were very nice and helpful, especially since were starting coming onto the ship hours after expected.
3 out of 5
Weather was just horrible. We stayed on ship.
3 out of 5
Weather was too bad for tenders.
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