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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: November 30, 2013

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: M97

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

We loved it. It was a great experience and we would love to go on many more cruises because ultimately, you are in complete relaxation mode.


Almost everything about our cruise was perfect. The staff were always smiling and saying hello and asking how you were. I loved it. We especially loved our waiter who had a great personality and made the dining even better.


The 1 thing that I would suggest to Carnival though is, 1 hour long shows. The shows right now are 30 minutes which is not enough time to get into the show. Plus it forced the show to rush through things. I really think that hour long shows would be more beneficial to the guests. Feel free to have more then 1 show going on too. I know you don't want the guest to feel like they are missing something, but that's what the schedules are for. WE choose which one we want to go to, based on the description.

The shows were not bad though. They were still A LOT of fun. Happy


Thank you for having us. WE LOVED IT!!!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The options were amazing. I LOVED being able to choose anything I wanted, especially being able to choose 2 things. Might have gained those vacation lbs.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There was always plenty to do. Although I wish there were more entertainment and less, selling of stuff.


3 out of 5
As I said in the review, the shows were AWESOME, I just wish they were an hour long instead of 30 minutes.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I was worried about this. I read reviews that some staff can be rude but honestly, we didn't come across that. They acted SO nice and would always make sure we were treated well.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We thought the ship was BEAUTIFUL. It took some getting used to, knowing where everything was, but we got it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
WE LOVED THIS. I was afraid that the rooms would be tiny since we're on a bout. The rooms were actually VERY nice and had plenty of room to move around in. The bed was AMAZING, even if it was 2 singles pushed together. I understand the reasoning for that though. Kinda hard to get a big bed in there.

Ship Tip

As I said in my review, I would like to see longer shows and more shows. There were 2 showrooms but only 1 of them had stuff going on a regular basis. I would have loved to go to the other one more.

Ports Of Call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
Despite having so many people getting on, we got on fairly quickly. Better than Airports, that's for sure.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Nassau was pretty but we were not amazingly impressed with it, at the time. Oh and by the way, Them trying to get 900 photos of me getting off the ship is not great. I wanted to drown 1 of them.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Perfect.... Perfect....
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