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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 11, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

If you are hoping for a relaxing cruise with luxury, don't take this cruise.  There were too many kids on the cruise and just one small pool, with Caribbean music playing very loudly.  The adult section is small, no pool.  The food is similar to a Ryan's Steakhouse or a Golden Corral.  There is no luxury on this ship.  The entertainment was a dance troupe singing songs from Motown and then a show using the same dance troupe called "Divas".  This was the one show on the four night cruise.  Otherwise it was games with the cruise director.  The stateroom was nice and clean and bigger than I expected.  However, I got a whiff of sewage occasionally in the hallways.  There is very little alcohol in the mixed drinks.   Everyone's final bill was wrong.  

I had expected a relaxing luxury cruise with four star dining.  NOPE.  This was my first cruising experience and I'll not do it again.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not bring kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Choose this ship if you want a mediocre experience at a low price.

1 out of 5
Take a taxi - don't be sucked in to a "hop on and hop off" tour.
3 out of 5
Swarms of vendors greet you at the dock. They are very aggressive.
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