Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Jacksonville Cruise

Sail Date: November 07, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We are veteran cruisers but had a bad experience with Carnival many years ago,so  we avoided them. This time it was a wedding in Jacksonville that made up our minds to try it. We were very surprised with the overall improvement. The food was excellent and the service was fine. The ship was small enough to get around in. We spent many hours in the Serenity (adult) area. There were 2 hot tubs there and was generally quiet enough to read a book. Sure the hot tubs attracted groups of social drinkers later in the afternoon. The shows were good and there were 2 comedians that used some pretty raw language and sex was the dominant content. If you are drinking I suppose it is funny? There seems to be a bar in every public room ,so it is the party ship. Most of the passengers were from southern states,so most of the music was country-western. We prefer to do some quiet dancing before and after dinner. No way on this ship! In summary, we enjoyed the cruise.We were really surprised to see how much Carnival improved. Would we go Carnival again? Maybe, but from a different port. We were told that the ship Fascination will be replaced in April 2016  

Cabin / Stateroom
we were told that all cabins were alike. Was a good location and well maintained
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Jacksonville, Florida
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
we took a glass bottom boat, the sights were great but we encountered some bad sea conditions . not tranquil as we expected
Nassau, Bahamas
We took a taxi tour with Reynaldo. $20pp, Was excellent Took us thruout the Island and Atlantis. We recommend him


ssThe overall experience is very good. Especially if you like a party environment.
They try hard to make it so you will return to Carnival again and again. By the way, if you have 100 shares of Carnival stock, you will get a company discount ,according to 2 passenger

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