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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Fascination

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U162

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I thought this was a great cruise. I had a great time. Seen 4 new islands for me. To much to do to get board. I was completely disconnected (no phone that worked) except for watching the duke/Carolina basketball game and again a perfect ending :)

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy getting on ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dinning room was good but I liked the lido area better with guy burger and the buffet.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We were off the ship a lot and to tired at night to do much. We did enjoy the pool and slide area with our 14 year old.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the dining room show and the sail away show but that's all we did.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Our son did not like or able to do the activites in the 12 to 14 year group and not allowed in the lower group so he was very disappointed. (Down Syndrome) :(

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were friendly and helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very easy to get around ship. Ship was kept clean. Bed slept excellent.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bathroom smaller than we are us to. Upper bunk for son was hard for him to get in so I slept there. Cabin was large enough as well as closets The king size bed and pillows were fantastic.

Ship tip

It's a older ship but well maintained perfect for a vacation with ports every day but 1.

Ports of call

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Viewed island and shopping.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Viewed island and done some shopping

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Did the helmet walk on sea floor then beach.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Stayed here and rented a car for 3 days and stayed at el canario lagoon. Went to national forest for a day the only rain forest in the USA.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
We did Dominica not st Lucia because the government shut down all planes and cruise ship due to virus that. Just walked around port area. This was the capital and it showed how poor they were. We did spend more money here than anywhere else. Brother in law loved the black sand beach.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
This was our favorite island. We loved beach just east of the port. Took a taxi to get there and got 2 umbrellas and 3 chairs and trip back to ship for a total of $60. We were there 6 hrs and it was absolutely beautiful. At 5pm went on excursion to submarine dive for 3 hrs including going down to 150ft at night to so the ocean come alive when the lights went out. It was awesome.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We had a late flight so we were in no hurry. Got off the ship at 10:30am with no line.
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