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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 07, 2016
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: R136
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We cruised with Carnival out of Jacksonville for 5 days to the Bahamas in search of relaxation and tropical weather and were able to find both, Yes, we knew this was spring break and likely to have a lot of college students on board, but we found quite places, like the Serenity Deck or just outside the Coconut Grove Cafe, to enjoy being away from it all. We were fortunate not to encounter any misbehavior or disruption.

Our cabin did have an adjoining door, which we would prefer not to have as it did not provide an adequate buffer from noise next door.  The real problem came the last night of the cruise, the only one in which we had to get up early the next morning. The approximately 4 year old boy was up past 1:30 am squealing with laughter that kept us up. 


Due to weather, we were not able to visit Half Moon Cay, which would have contributed greatly to our quest for relaxation, but no fault to Carnival for that change.

The Fascination is an older ship, so the cabin seem dated in terms of carpet, curtains, etc.

The service was very good, except one evening at dinner. The staff are friendly and helpful. We appreciated the complimentary battles of water in our cabin as return cruisers.

I also like the new internet and wi-fi options.

We always like to participate in events like Groove for St Jude. 

You need to add a field for "Who did you cruise with?" I cruised with my mother, and met many others who were doing the same. we aren't really singles and are much more than friends.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our cabin steward, Ni, was excellent. the carpet, curtains, etc need updating.

Ship Tip

Bring an extension cord or power strip. There is one outlet and it is on the far side of the cabin from the bed(s).

3 out of 5
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