Not worth the price I paid and SO disappointed

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 15, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: V40
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our 1st cruise ever, thought it was going to be awesome, but.... Almost all of the ships activities/specials are alcohol related ( we dont drink). One store on the ship and its only a jewelry store. Staff was amazing and friendly though. Booked 2 shore excursion for my hubby and I one was a stingray "swim". All we did was stand in ankle deep water and feed the stingrays..no swimming as pictured and explained on the excursion deal. 2nd excursion was a Reef snorkel,shopping, and beach day. Well, after you wait for 5 buses to take the people whom purchased the all inclusive ( alcohol and food) you get to take another boat to the reef, only swim for 30 min, then back on the boat for 20-30 to get back to shore, ordered our food...waited an hour. Finally ate as fast as we could to go stand back in line to get on another bus to take us back to the ship. So basically I bought an excursion to snorkel with no beach time and no shopping time...waste of money. The only highlight to the cruise was being able to lay out on the ship and get a tan which I could have done at home because there was nothing for us to do. My 1st cruise, 1st impression, and my birthday was one I will never forget and probably never do again. Lesson learned Angry

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
If you choose dine your way time be prepare to have a smakk selection and take advantage of the salad bar for 5 days as I did

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
If you dont drink theres nothing to do but hit the casino and tan

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great room, quiet spot on the ship and fab location to the pool
3 out of 5
just went to get on the ship
1 out of 5
be prepared to be followed and hassled by the locals. All of the shops have the SAME items to buy so if youre looking for true Bahamas handmade items good luck
3 out of 5
It was prettier than Nassau, the only port that had Conch , same shops as Nassau, tourist trap
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