February 2015 - 4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Fascination
Not an ideal experience
Let me start by saying that the crew of the ship was fantastic. They were helpful, friendly, and always a pleasure to be around. That being said there are plenty of things wrong with this voyage. The food was generally poorly cooked. It was often overcooked, burned, and generally tasted pretty bad. The ship is tiny with little to do besides shopping and gambling. The onboard entertainment was virtually nonexistent. There are photographers that constantly walk around trying to get you to take a picture that they can then sell back to you later for highly inflated prices. We were approached no less than four times each night while eating in the dining room by people wanting to take our picture. It became very annoying. We stopped eating in the dining room by the end of the trip. You are assigned a dining room and a time to eat and you cannot go to any other dining room or eat at any other time. You are forced to eat with 8 other drunk people who could care less about you as they are trying to enjoy their vacation with their family. Its not romantic at all. And to top it all off the septic tank would back up and a sewage smell would permeate parts of the ship. All in all I would not recommend this ship or this cruise. I have had much better experiences with Norwegian Cruise Lines.