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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 21, 2014
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our first time cruising. It was our 20th anniversary and we wanted something special and memorable.  This cruise was just that. At times we forgot we were even on a boat in the middle of the ocean.  Our servers remembered our names and anything you asked you could pretty much get.  The excursions were wonderful, we snorkeled in Freeport (my husband loved it, after he was skeptical), then relaxed with a 1hr massage on the beach in Nassau.  Would have enjoyed that a little better had the beach not been too crowded, but it was nice.  I am looking forward to our next one.  This boat is a little older and not as big as others, however it was great for a first time.  We did note that we would probably NOT take our children on a cruise on this ship, maybe one of Carnivals kid friendlier boats or perhaps another cruise line all together.  Didn't feel it was a great "Kids" environment. We did use the Faster to the Fun choice and felt it was well worth it as we stood in a line of 20 while there were hundreds in the other lines. It also got us a little better service.  Will purchase that again!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

There is a adult only section, however no adult only pool. Two jacuzzis but when you are laying out in direct sunlight and hot you don't want to jump in a hot tub.

5 out of 5
Not busy at all
5 out of 5
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