Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 13, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: U196

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Don't think I will cruise through Carnival. The long lines to check in and out. The size of the room was small for four people.


4 out of 5
Was somewhat quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet was ok. Had a few varieties. The drinks were water or juice or lemonade


2 out of 5

I asked for a BLT and the bread was stale sandwich was breaking apart

Coconut Grove Bar and Grill

3 out of 5

Sometimes not both buffet stands were open. Sometimes the food was hard or cold

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool was small, very crowded.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

2 out of 5

I went twice to guest service and both times the agents were rude. First agent I asked about my account on Hub app and agent responded by saying you don't need to look there, you look at summary. The second agent I asked about a cheese I purchased at St marteen if They could place it in a refrigerator because when we returned from our day at St marteen the employee who collects the alcohol bottles from passengers told us we can go to guest services and request our cheese to be place in refrigerator. Sadly the agent looked at us with such attitude and said "no, we don't do that" she said we can keep it in our room


5 out of 5
The shows were excellent

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My sons enjoyed the club but the time of opening was a little disappointing

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Very pleasant

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It was clean

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room was small. Impossible to walk around. Clean though bathroom shower small

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
The process of check in and baggage check was terrible. Bags got to the room 4 and half hours later. The port was smelly(urine)

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Shopping and excursion

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Did not get off due to rain and the port where we arrive did not look safe

Bridgetown, Barbados

1 out of 5


1 out of 5
It was awful, only one elevator in use the others were for luggages. Waited 45 min for elevator. My luggage had a broken wheel due to the way the handled the luggages, the check out was extremely long
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