Good cruise, old ship

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: M222

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great itinerary, old ship. We loved doing a beach crawl through the Caribbean.


3 out of 5
Doing construction so had to walk far to get on the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good. I have celiac disease and ate great.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Did not do any activities because ship was in a port everyday. We were at at beach all day everyday

Children's Programs

I have no kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room was cleaned every morning. Room steward was friendly and nice, we had no problems with the room

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is old and outdated, but this was a good itinerary for an old ship because you don’t have a lot of sea days only one day. You get off the ship everyday.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
deck 5 balcony was loud from engines and anchor. I’m a light sleeper. Old ship, old dated decor. It also didn’t help we had kids running up and down the hall

Ship tip

You are picking this itinerary, not this ship. If this itinerary had more than one sea day, I don’t know if I would have picked this ship.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Old San Juan is fun to walk

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Coke beach was fantastic!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Mullet Bay Beach was beautiful. Be aware the you must get a cab back to ship before 3pm to make back to ship by 4:30pm. Lots of traffic and one way streets

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
We did Greys Island Tours. Really fun tour. Calvin was a great tour guide.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Had problems with Spencer Ambrose tours to sugar beach. Big disappointment, won’t use them again.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Harbor lights Carlisle bay was too crowded. I need to research and find better beach.


4 out of 5
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