Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Great spring break getaway with the kids

Sail Date: April 06, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This proved to be just what our family of 4 needed. When we last cruised our two daughters were very young. At 11 and 13, however, they are now able to take advantage of the 12-14 "Circle C" club (we got no hassle in requesting that our 11 year old be allowed to "crash") which provided them with plenty to do such as: a scavenger hunt, hide and seek in the ship's huge theater, and line dancing. Although initially apprehensive about allowing them to move about the ship without us, we felt quite comfortable with their participation. Additionally, the food was great, plentiful and very accessible (although there was a bit of a wait for the main dining room).  Re: excursions, the first day we opted for the private island instead of Atlantis, which I thought we'd be too rushed to enjoy.  Even at the island, we enjoyed looking at the dolphins, but opted to skip the dolphin swim and encounter because we didn't want to wait in any lines. We basically enjoyed the beach, including kayaking and the inflatable park (extra cost) along with the inner tubes. My only complaint about the cruise is that it was a bit frustrating trying to find sun beds everyday since people disregarded the rules and held them by leaving a beach bag, etc. even when not using them for lengthy periods. Also, some folks camped out at the shaded tables that were intended for meals, making it a bit difficult to immediately find seating at times. But, hey, what can you expect during spring break. It was still an excellent vacation!

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Cabin / Stateroom Our girls loved their pulldown beds.
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Nassau, Bahamas The Blue Lagoon Island was very peaceful and enjoyable. Quiet and laid back.
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For example: Every chance you have to eat in the Sensation Dining Room - DO IT! You will not be disappointed by the staff or the selection!

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