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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 25, 2014

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E55

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

This was the first time we took our kids on a cruise (ages 6 and 8) and we all had a great time. Embarkation and debarkation were a breeze.  The Fascination is an older ship but it is very well maintained. Our kids loved the water park. The food in the buffet area was very good but we felt that Carnival had scaled way back in the variety of foods offered. This was our 7th Carnival cruise and there was a big difference from our previous cruises with them. We have cruised with other cruiselines who put out a lot more selection in their buffets. Also, there were a few evenings where there was only 1 buffet line open and the line was backed up almost to the pool area. Other than this, everything was great.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Go to the water park when in port. You will have the place to yourself!

Ports Of Call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Little Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Anchored at Little Stirrup Cay
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