Best ports of call of any Caribbean cruise. Enjoy!

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 08, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U50

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It's a beautiful cruise and the ports of call are absolute best in the Caribbean. Enjoy!


5 out of 5
Embarkation was extremely efficient. I made an appointment to board early and it worked out perfectly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was not my favorite. Typical, poor quality buffet food on Lido deck most of the time. Food in Sensation Dining room was a bit better.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5
Night club was fun, and ship activities director kept things fun.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was absolutely exceptional. Stateroom steward was a doll.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It's an older ship but easy to navigate and kept extremely clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was really nice and spacious and kept impeccably clean. Window glass was old blurring sea views a bit though.

Ship tip

Go to breakfast in the Sensation dining room. It's much better than buffet breakfast on Lido deck. Also check out the excursions offered by the locals at each port. Cost is about 50% less with the local businesses than booking on board the ship at excursion desk.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Did a tour of old San Juan and had lunch. Beautiful city. Loved it.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
In love with St. Thomas. Fabulous!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Most beautiful island on the trip.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Great local tour guide who provided tons of information about the island though not as much to see on the tour.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Loved the rum tasting at the rum factory and beautiful tropical banana plantation.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Second favorite island! Most gorgeous beaches!


3 out of 5
Not as efficient as embarkation. Took forever!
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