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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Fascination

Southern Caribbean from Barbados

Sail date: June 20, 2018

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U60

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our trip on the Carnival Fascination was incredible! Being able to explore a new island each day was so exciting! I would definitely recommend this cruise!


4 out of 5
It was an incredibly quick embarkation! There were very few people boarding in Barbados, so we made it on the ship extremely quickly and could access our rooms right away.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Fascination doesn't have any specialty dining restaurants, but the main dining room food was wonderful! If you are hoping for a bit of an upper-scale dinner option, they always have a few options on the regular menu such as lobster, surf and turf, etc. for an additional charge. There is also Guy's Burgers and Blue Iguana which do not disappoint!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The Fascination is certainly not brimming with onboard activities, but what they have they do well! The evenings are packed full of shows, bingo, and game nights. The spa is lovely, and the serenity lounge is secluded and comfortable.


2 out of 5
There were not many shows onboard.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I cannot say enough good things about the staff on board the Fascination! They were all incredibly friendly, and went out of their way to make sure that you were enjoying your vacation. The waiters and our room steward made a continued effort to get to know us, and were fun, thoughtful, and incredibly attentive.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The Fascination was incredibly clean and well kept. I constantly saw people cleaning and organizing the ship. This being said, it could use a few updates and renovations.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was the perfect size for two of us. There was plenty of storage and the room had a nice open flow. The bathroom could only fit one person comfortably (unless the other person was in the shower), but we had no complaints! It was kept perfectly clean, and the views from our picture window were great!

Ship tip

Recognize that this ship may not be packed with amenities that other ships may offer, but your vacation is what you make it! There will always be plenty to do and enjoy while on board.

Ports of call

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Gorgeous white sand beaches!

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We took a jeep tour around the island and were able to explore the rainforest as well as views from atop a private property. It is a gorgeous island!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
I cannot say enough good things about this incredible island! We found our own taxi driver to give us a tour and had an incredible time exploring the fort, and walking the streets of Old San Juan. San Juan has the architecture of Europe and the colors of the Caribbean- it's absolutely gorgeous! We cannot wait to go back again and again!


5 out of 5
Being part of the Barbados group, it was extremely easy to disembark...primarily because the majority of the ship was not disembarking at the same time.
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