Not an ideal experience

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 05, 2015

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

Let me start by saying that the crew of the ship was fantastic. They were helpful, friendly, and always a pleasure to be around. That being said there are plenty of things wrong with this voyage. The food was generally poorly cooked. It was often overcooked, burned, and generally tasted pretty bad. The ship is tiny with little to do besides shopping and gambling. The onboard entertainment was virtually nonexistent. There are photographers that constantly walk around trying to get you to take a picture that they can then sell back to you later for highly inflated prices. We were approached no less than four times each night while eating in the dining room by people wanting to take our picture. It became very annoying. We stopped eating in the dining room by the end of the trip. You are assigned a dining room and a time to eat and you cannot go to any other dining room or eat at any other time. You are forced to eat with 8 other drunk people who could care less about you as they are trying to enjoy their vacation with their family. Its not romantic at all. And to top it all off the septic tank would back up and a sewage smell would permeate parts of the ship. All in all I would not recommend this ship or this cruise. I have had much better experiences with Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
did not experience

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Just don't do it. Save your money.

Ports Of Call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
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