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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 24, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: R85
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Overall wonderful experience. Don't expect top notch entertainment, but the staff is excellent and the ship is run well. 


The easy transition from fun to food to relaxation was probably the best part of the trip. If we were hungry there was 24 hour pizza, several grills and buffets throughout the day, and a formal dining room for sit-down breakfasts and dinners. Though the food at the buffets/grills were hit and miss, the food in the restaurants was always delicious. We opted for assigned dining so that we ate with the same people every night and had the same server. It was really nice getting to know everyone and to form a relationship with our server, who on top of being incredibly kind and professional would also perform for us and sing songs on birthdays and anniversaries.


It felt like magic how quickly and easily they picked up after the guests throughout the ship and cleaned our room while we were out having fun. I got so used to being pampered that it felt strange paying for each little transaction and not having things automatically cleaned up for me the first day I got home! It was easy to forget how much work went into each of these little moments, which means they did a fantastic job. Remember to tip well!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in the dining rooms were great but it took a very long time. At the buffets it was so-so. Drinks at the bar were sometimes a lengthy process as well

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We got bored a lot. Seemed like many of the activities were just sales pitches


3 out of 5
Shows were kind of corny, but the comedy was funny

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
No comment, did not bring children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fantastic, professionalism with a smile

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Only one pool. Mostly a clean and beautiful ship but there were a couple of run down areas

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small, but very clean and efficient. Very happy with it.
5 out of 5
Prepare to be bombarded with Bahamians trying to sell you things
5 out of 5
This is a private island owned by Carnival, so people don't live there and it is all laid out for excursions, which was strange if you weren't expecting it.
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