Caribbean Cruise with Carnival
Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: July 31, 2016
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
I have to be honest I really feel Carnival can easily step up their game and be a better cruise line by implementing better food choices, better quality of buffet food and open times. While embarking was made easy luggage didn't arrive til very late. Disembarking could be better by delivering a detailed letter to each cabin as over head announcements are hard to hear. During this cruise all the excursions were very generic at best and Costly for what you got. The shows I believe there were only two "real" shows.. the other just game show variety or comics.. Drinks were weak and too $$, and beverage package ridiculously expensive. We found the busing of tables around the pool and in lido deck was poor and often had to bus our own tables to get a spot. The crew was friendly enough and nice but it was obvious they were exhausted.
We chose the cruise because of the ports and dates.. We would have used a different cruise line for sure if the dates and ports worked out. I think the price for our cruise for all the extras we paid for and all in all was way over priced...
but might be considered a good deal if quality of everything was a few steps up.
Probably wont cruise Carnival ever again.
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Cabin / Stateroom
don't expect a big ship. very small pool. Water slides for kids was great.. so this might be a better ship for families with kids... Don't expect top notch service or food quality. This is a medium grade cruise as far as the ship part is concerned. No big frills.