25th Anniversary Trip

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 59

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 16, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I would say this was the best cruise itenerary we have ever done. A perfect way to see so many islands. We literally woke up every day on a different island and had the best time at each port. I did a ton of research before hand and felt like every excursion we did was perfect for the port. I wouldnt change a thing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We always love the piano bar but Lady Red was the BEST of any cruises we have ever been on. So much fun!!!!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great comedy shows

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

The ship is a little older but the itenerary can’t be beat. I would definitely take this cruise again. I loved stopping at a different island each day.

Ports of call

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
One of our favorite ports!! We went ziplining for the morning and then took a cab to carambola beach club. We relaxed under an umbrella and walked down the black beach to the shipwreck beach bar for some amazing tacos!! There were lots of wild monkeys on this island.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
We took the luxury catamaran and sea turtle snorkel tour with carnival and had a magical time. The food and drinks were amazing and swimming with the sea turtles was a magical experience. We stayed at this port until 8 so after the tour we took a cab around to see Rihanna’s house, some of the town, and then enjoyed the local fish fry with dancing and live music. So much fun!!

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
We did the BEST tour here!! Highly recommend Cosol Tours. It hit all the highlights including a banana plantation, a sampling of local food, unlimited drinks, mud baths, hot springs, volcano, beach time close to the pitons, and ice cold waterfalls. One of the best things we did on this cruise.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We have been to this port before and enjoyed Meagan’s Bay and a historical tour. This time we took the skyride up to Paradise point first thing in the morning for some amazing views. We walked back to the port and got on the Kon Tiki party boat at noon. It included drinks, dancing, live music, glass bottom view of a shipwreck and reef, and beach time. So much fun!!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We stayed in San Juan 4 days before and 2 days after our cruise. We stayed in the Condado Plaza Hilton at Condado beach. We took an amazing tour of the rainforest and kayaked the bio bay using kayakPR, had a beach day, explored Old San Juan, and hung out with locals in La Placita. We loved PR so much that we are going back next summer for a week.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
We had the best time with Johnny’s ATV and Scooter rental. Our group of 4 had a private tour around the island with johnny. We hit all the major highlights including Maho Beach, Dutch and French capitals, orient beach, and so much more.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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