Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Great cruise!

Sail Date: July 31, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

We have been on this cruise three or four times and each time is better than the others.  Now we no longer take shore excursions.  We just get off the ship and take a taxi to a nice beach.  This cruise was a good experience.  Getting on the ship was very easy and made even simpler because of our 'gold' VIPF status on Carnival.  We got into our cabins by 2 pm (for a 10 pm departure).  My sister was very sick for the first two days of the cruise and the Cabin Attendant (Putu) and dining room staff went out of their way to make her comfortable and get her to eat. Planning on taking this cruise again next year. 

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Cabin / Stateroom
Small but big enough for us both to unpack and be comfortable. For the first time, the air conditioning was really working well and the cabin was really cool....just like we like it.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
We took an extra two days post cruise to see San Juan. Great shopping here!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Magen's Bay Beach is one of our favorites.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Carlysle Bay had a nice beach.
Castries, St. Lucia
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Took the water taxi right by the ship over to Great Bay Beach for shopping, beach time and the Hard Rock Café.


I always bring too many clothes for this cruise and not enough bathing suits and cover ups. Make sure to bring enough toiletries like shampoo, conditioner etc. It's not easy to find good brands in the ship's gift shop or in the shops onshore.

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