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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E107

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For the price a good cruise. Lots of ports. Very few balconies on ship as it is smaller and older. Look at Royal Caribbean too.


2 out of 5
Chaotic, no parking, no unloading area, Pier 4 is crazy, thought I was going to die.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Small Appetizers, Mostly good (some not so) main courses, love the desserts. Needs more fruit choices.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Small fitness center, crusty windows and not a great view. Most adults got stuck in pool slide. Pools too small, jacuzzi too small, didn't use at all, my home pool is twice the size.


3 out of 5
Commedians hit and miss. Juggler was meh. Didn't watch a show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff, especially our Filipino friends, were always great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Things were kept clean and well maintained. You can tell its an old and smaller ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Only one AC port, crusty windows hard to see out. Bed makes broken spring noises, good size bathroom and closets.

Ship tip

bring a one to many AC adapter for your electronics and go on excursions

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Loved the Castillos, food, and some of the rainforest

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Water too murky for Scuba, do that in Barbados or St. Maarten, pick your excursions carefully.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Loved the turtles and snorkeling/rays, shipwrecks! Use Barbados Blue on internet, only $40

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Great green island, wonderful zipline!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

2 out of 5
Not a St. Kitts fan, for the second time, no change.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Loved ATVs, go to Airport Beach, Get blown away by a jet taking off!


5 out of 5
Very easy, lots of help and easy load into taxi.
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