Not bad for a old boat and tired Crew

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 21, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: M62

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We met Family on board and always have a good time, Nothing Carnival did to make it a better time.


5 out of 5
We came via the transport from hotel,

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was good! dinning room severs weren't as together as I normally have, Even though usually first in dinning room we were always last to be served. And I never got any better then warm food. Lido deck always crowed and short staffed. The Burger and Taco place was the only shining star!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
were there activities? the only travel day was too crowded to swim or go to hot tubs.


3 out of 5
couldn't make it to shows since we went to excursions and then late dinning lasted too long and didn't make it to the shows except comedians. 1st two (Sun - Tues) were great the Last two were ok, but weren't as funny as they thought they were.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
room steward Wonderful! Everyone else seemed overwhelmed and tired.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very old ship even though I had just gone through a update. Only one plug in the room and no usb plugs for cell phones. Hub chat only worked in open areas not dinning room nor bed rooms.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
bed was ok, Liked the light under the closet that light up when walked near it. Cabin was clean, little tighter then normal

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
get to and from the ship went amazingly smooth!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
went well off and on! Great excursion

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
easy off and on

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
easy off and on best excursion with this one.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
easy off and on excursion took us in old vans with AC going bad. I was stuck in back.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
easy on/off excursion good


5 out of 5
moved smoothly, no long lines transport to Airport great (except luggage doesn't go good on the brick pavers.)
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