great service and food

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 11, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: M26
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We enjoyed our cruise. Food was exceptional. The waiting in line to get on and off the ship was much too long.  No place for elderly or disabled to sit or rest. Had to stand for 2 hours each way, then walk much too far. Too many people standing in the walking areas of the ship to get around efficiently. It was a lot like trying to shop on Black Friday. Just too crowded to get around. Staff were all trying to do their best. Have no intentions of going again any time soon. After the first couple of days we stayed in our room and used room service rather than fight the crowds. Too many unsupervised kids running everywhere. About 3 or 4 dozen kids 12 and under in the hot tub area at all times.  No chance for any adults to use it. My next cruise will be adult only and half as many passengers.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only used dining room first 2 nights. Food was wonderful. Ate sandwiches from room service rather than fight the crowds the rest of the time.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too crowded to enjoy much. People watching at the pool was the best entertainment onboard.


3 out of 5
Punchline was OK. Musical groups not so much.

Children's Programs

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Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Young lady serving table 377 the first night at 6PM was from Ucraine. She was WONDERFUL! My wife and I wanted to adopt her and take her home with us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Cabins small, but OK. Toilets MUCH too small. TV channel selections were horrible.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
TV too small and super poor selection of channels. Toilet was not made for American adult male. Shower also too small with low water pressure. Bed and linens were very good. Nothing but compliments to the room and room service staff.

Ship Tip

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!

1 out of 5
Long lines to get on and off the ship. No place to sit or rest. Had to stand for hours each way.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

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