Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Not worth the price I paid and SO disappointed

Sail Date: June 15, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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 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

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
If you dont drink theres nothing to do but hit the casino and tan
Destinations and Excursions
NOT worth the price because you dont get to experience what the description says. Get to the port and create your own activites is my suggestion
Cabin / Stateroom
Great room, quiet spot on the ship and fab location to the pool
Jacksonville, Florida
just went to get on the ship
Nassau, Bahamas
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
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
It was prettier than Nassau, the only port that had Conch , same shops as Nassau, tourist trap

Was this review helpful? 2

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top