Could've been better, could've been worse

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 15, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: U101
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Good:  Entertainment was good.  Staff friendly.  We had a grand suite with extended balcony which was exceptional.  Excursions were great even though they made a booking mistake and had to move our excursion in Freeport to a later time.  They credited us 25% of the excursion.

The Not-So-Good:  Small, older ship.  Food just ok.  Desserts barely ok.  Pool was so crowded it's like being in your bathtub with 3 people.  If you don't drink alcohol, don't bother with the soda have to go to the bar every time you want a soda and you're treated like second class for it.  We should've just stuck with the lemonade. 


Food and Dining

3 out of 5
enjoyed the "didja" feature of foods you probably haven't tried. The rest was comparable to Golden Coral/Red Lobster.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bingo, jewelry sales, pictures and shows. Pool is tiny & way overcrowded.


5 out of 5
Pretty good for this size boat.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Pablo our room steward was awesome!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ok for an older, small ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you can afford it, get the grand suite with extended balcony. Pool is too crowded to go to, but being able to lounge on our balcony and have room service delivered was so relaxing.

5 out of 5
I live here. of course it's great!
5 out of 5
SUB excursion was great. forget those bad reviews it has, it's something you'll never get another chance to do. My wife is claustrophobic & she was able to do it.
5 out of 5
Beach and Snorkel excursion was great. Edward is a great snorkel tour guide.
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