Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Votes
20

4 out of 5

Great time for first time cruisers

Sail Date: October 24, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
Small, but very clean and efficient. Very happy with it.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Simple, quick, and easy
Ship Quality
Only one pool. Mostly a clean and beautiful ship but there were a couple of run down areas
Destinations and Excursions
Absolutely wonderful, no complaints. Chef's Table was an incredible experience!
Onboard Activities
We got bored a lot. Seemed like many of the activities were just sales pitches
Children's Programs
No comment, did not bring children
Entertainment
Shows were kind of corny, but the comedy was funny
Service and Staff
Fantastic, professionalism with a smile
Food and Dining
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
Jacksonville, Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
Prepare to be bombarded with Bahamians trying to sell you things
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
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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