Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

High Pressure Sales

Sail Date: January 01, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Fascination is one of Carnival's \"Fun Ships\" - the smallest in their fleet. You would never know. The layout and view from the dock are impressive.

Pros: Cleanliness of rooms\, Entertainers & Behind the Fun Tour

Cons: High Pressure (borderline deceptive) Sales\, Smoking Areas too Broad & Food Preparation Without Gloves

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Ship Quality
Rating would be Excellent if smoking areas were more contained. Going to Puttin' on the Ritz required walking through the smoky casino area.
Food and Dining
Sensations restaurant food was superb. Buffet food tended to be bland and hour of operation weren't clearly identified. Pizza station was a hit although understaffed.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our Ocean View room was very clean and well maintained. Sized right to be comfortable while still economical. The Steward was awesome!
Service and Staff
Staff were hit or miss. EXCELLENT: Steward\, Behind the Fun tour guide and housekeeping. ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: Significant language barriers with food service staff. AWFUL: Duty Free Liquor Store (all three guys) and Fun Finds Shopping Show presenter (Jennifer?)
Palace Theater entertainers are top notch with high energy shows and powerful singing voices. The comedians were terrific.

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