Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Carnival desolation

Sail Date: August 06, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

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
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.
Service and Staff
Cabin steward and one dining room head waiter were great; the rest were terrible.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Freeport dolphin experience was great - Nassau experience was very disappointing and overcrowded.
Ship Quality
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;
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Cabin / Stateroom
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.


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

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