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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 06, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: V30
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our tenth cruise and worst one of all. There were so many things that have deteriorated since our last cruise several years ago that we may never cruise again. Plain ship; extremely poor food service and food quality; excursions far too expensive for the value and extremely crowded to utilize. Our friends have booked there next cruise on Norwegian because of their bad experiences lately with Carnival. They even removed the evening chocolates from the pillow and doubled the prices on everything it has gotten so bad. Was a complete waste of money compared to our last nine cruises.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food quality has hit bottom; service was terrible; tables on Lido deck were not cleaned off half the time; staff did not appear to want to be there and not attentive to guests; only one meal was enjoyable the entire trip. If this had been a restaurant I would have returned the food and refused to pay for it - no such luck being stuck on a ship.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Cabin steward and one dining room head waiter were great; the rest were terrible.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
A/C did not work well; rusting metal all over the deck we stayed on; decor was the ugliest of any ship we ever sailed;

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Alleged junior suite was no different then a regular balcony room except costing hundreds more. Balcony was smaller than other balcony rooms we've had on past cruises. A/C did not keep room very cool so comfort level was uncomfortable the whole trip.

Ship Tip

Would not sail on this ship ever again regardless of destination; worst cruise experience we ever had - will probably use a different vendor if we ever cruise again. Too many negatives to mention. Outrageous pricing on everything

3 out of 5
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