Carnival Fascination Reviews

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Ok for a starter cruise

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The initial cruise we were supposed to go on was leaving from Puerto Rico and travelling to 5 islands. With the damage from the hurricane we ended up with this cruise (free of charge only paying port expenses) and it was okay for a starter cruise. Taught us a few things about cruising, what to and what not to pack. Freeport was a waste of time since it was mainly industrial and had lots of damage from numerous hurricanes over the years. Only how I would go on this cruise ship again is if they didn't have a day at sea and were going to a bunch of different places.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful cruise.

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It was a last minute decision cause of having to cancel our other vacation. Was very worth it. Looking to do it again. Next time we are looking to take a whole group

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5 out of 5

Unexpected detours with a fabulous and caring staff.

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Couldn't have asked for a better 1st cruise than the one I got. Looking forward to embarking on many more. I got to see and explore islands I'd never seen before and then the unexpected tour of the Everglades was the icing on the already delicious cake.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Hurricane Cruise September 17

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Cruise was wonderful in spite of Hurricane Maria. We were safe, well cared for, and enjoyed it immensely. Overall, the ports where we stopped were poor and it was rather sad to see how the people there lived. No industry (25 - 50+ unemployment). As far as the ports we actually visited, Grenada, Barbados, St.Lucia, and Antigua, I would not take the trip. But ship itself, staff, and Carnival were excellent.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Carnival ...should have cancelled

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The cruise should have been cancelled. Money is the root of all evil!!! The guest that were picked up in BARBADOS should have never joined due to the uncertainty.. the management was not honest.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Love Cruising

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Disappointed I never saw the captain. Beautiful ports. Loved exploring the countries we visited. People were friendly. Loved the fresh coconuts and coconut water.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

First year Anniversary Trip to Remember

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Overall the cruise was OK. I have been on other cruises so compared to others this wasn't my favorite but not the worse either. This was my husbands first cruise and he doesn't look forward to going on anymore in the future.

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5 out of 5

Magnificent

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cruise was great and relaxing. I was able to visit different islands which I will definitely visit again for a longer time. I would definitely cruise with carnival again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing get away

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Had a blast and can't wait to sail again!!! The only thing we didn't like was waking up early in the morning on disembarkation day. That process is long and drawn out.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Busy Caribbean Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
I also want to add that when the ship would pull into the port there was some difficulty. The ship would vibrate a lot, to the point were I was awaken out of my sleep. Also, they didn't open the doors to let us off the ship at the time that was scheduled. It was always at a later time, which shortened our time at each port.

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4 out of 5

accomodations were great and our attendant(Bacus) was outstanding.Entertainment was great and staff was always there to help

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Cruise was enjoyable and the staff onboard were attentive and very supportive The food was excellent and the cleanliness of the ship was outstanding. The machines in the casino were "tight" though

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Ports , Small Ship

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Just off the Fascination , Ship , dinners , and the ports visited were great . The bad part was Mobs of kids unsupervised running around at all hours . the Serenity area was ok , but with only the one pool on the ship I would avoid this one. Carnival might want to rethink why it lets this kind of behavior happen. You dont see these issues on Norwegian. Also the lifeboat drill was 45 min of my life ill never get back. Totally unorganized , couldn't understand anything said over the PA ,in English or Spanish

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Older Ship but WONDERFUL Cruise

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We had a great cruise! The staff made it wonderful, Marcelo the cruise director was amazing, Francisco from the entertainment team was wonderfu! Yes the ship is old, but there is a lot of fun to be had and the price is right. You will be happy!

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4 out of 5

Awesome destinations

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This was at best a good cruise minus the age of the ship. The destinations were great and the crew did a good job with informing passengers of the daily activities the night before.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fabulous Caribbean Cruise!

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This was a great experience. The food was great. Plenty of activities on the ship. Great customer service from the staff. Shopping at the ports. Will cruise again soon.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Cruise No Wifi

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Despite no wifi and the over expensive pictures (which we complained about) the cruise was great! The excursions filled up our day so we didn't partake in the entertainment as much. We are definitely cruising again and will certainly do more excursions next time.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Better than Expected !!!

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If you're looking for a fun, lively cruise and are OK that the boat might be a little older and smaller, this is for you. If you prioritize the different ports more than being on the boat, again, this cruise is for you. If you want to spend all your time on the boat and want an ice skating rink and a pool deck that looks like God's waiting room, you probably should look elsewhere...

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Relaxing

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The dinner menu selection dies not have a wide variety, the food itself not up to par, intertainment not a lot of selections , spa area the roos were noisy

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