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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 24, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: R101

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a wonderful trip. Would highly recommend it and can’t wait to do it all again.


5 out of 5
No problems. Got right on and our room was ready when we got there.(Thanks to Platinum status)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great. I had the best lobster dinner for my birthday in the main dining room. We had all our breakfasts and dinners in MDR and were very happy with everything. Lunch was usually Blue Iguana or Deli. Blue Iguana was outstanding as usual. The Deli was average. Not as good as I’ve had on other ships.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Serenity hot tubs and deck were so nice after a day of shopping or excursions.


1 out of 5
The Diva show was good and singers were great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful. They always greeted us by name. Some went above and beyond to make our trip special. Especially the Effy store. Lots of love to Rosie, Nathan, Mariana and Stephanie.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It is an older ship but well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice size and very comfortable. We had the twin bed layout and it was great for making it feel like there was more room. The cabin was very clean and the only thing I missed was a refrigerator.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We flew in a day early and really got to enjoy a little more time in Old San Juan. I would recommend Barrachina for their pina colada and mofongo. The Plaza de Armas was incredible. There was a live “statue” that came to life with a little money. He was very interesting.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
So beautiful. Went up to mountain top. Wow what a view!

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Did a submarine excursion. It was a windy day so lots of waves getting to and from the submarine. Once we were down, it was great. We saw lots of fish and coral.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Just a shopping day. Took a water taxi around to the better shopping area and it was well worth it. Beautiful port.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We did the catamaran excursion. It was the best excursion we’ve done yet. The people were so nice and helpful. We got to see lots of fish and even 2 sea turtles. I loved swimming with the turtles! The food they provided was great and it was an open bar with some great drinks. I would definitely recommend doing this excursion!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Did a Carnival excursion. It was a boat ride to watch the planes taking off and landing off Maho beach. It was great! They provided pool noodles so you could sit in water and enjoy the show.


5 out of 5
Very smooth.
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