Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5


Sail Date: June 26, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Pros: Great itinerary. Towel Art was entertaining. Breakfast was the best meal. 


Cons: Fascination is too small. I felt the motion of the ship. The food wasn't that good. We stood in lines to get food. Strawberry ice cream was only offered one day. The Oceanview window was dirty. Also, bunk beds are NOT for adults. 



Cabin / Stateroom
Wanted a balcony but since this was a smaller ship, there weren't any available when I booked in December. This stateroom was too small for three people (two adults and a child). I couldn't sleep under the bunk bed. It felt lIke a coffin so I had to angle bed which took up the little bit of walking space we had. All in all, it was great family time. We made memories. But I prefer the Valor. More pools and better food.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Typical. Exhausting but there is no better way. You can always do Faster to the Fun.
Ship Quality
It's not their best ship.
Destinations and Excursions
Love the itinerary. Would like excursions that tell African History. Guides seemed afraid to tell the truth. Didn't want to offend anyone.
Onboard Activities
I like Movie Nights on the deck. Couldn't do that on Fascination.
Children's Programs
My son said the counselors were mean....
Service and Staff
Great service
Food and Dining
Long lines and the food wasn't that tasty.


Avoid sailing on Fascination if you have cruised before.

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