Great Itinerary/So-So Ship

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 24, 2016

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: V27

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Our favorite part of our cruise was the itinerary.  We absolutely loved the islands we visited.  We did a shore excursion in every port and still had time to shop every day.  The Fascination was the part of our cruise that we did not like.  The entertainment was cheesy...much like what you might see at an elementary school assembly, the ship is older and in need of's stuck  in 1992, and the food was awful.  They served the same thing for lunch every single day.  Hamburgers, hotdogs, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, etc.  Again, much like an elementary school cafeteria.  We found some of the ship staff to be friendly, but many of them appeared to absolutely hate their job.  I would recommend these islands, but would not recommend this ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
This cabin is one of the larger ones that I have stayed in on a cruise. You do have an obstructed view as there are 2 lifeboats that hang right out of your balcony. There are 3 closets and 3 drawers. We brought a power strip and would not have been able to make it without it as there is only 1 outlet in the room. This room works for 3 people, but one of the guest will be sleeping on the sofa which makes into a bed. It's not a fold out bed, but not as comfortable as the other 2, but ok for a younger person.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
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