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Audi74
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Planned this cruise with a group, totaling four cabins. We all booked on the lowest deck to accommodate a few on a tight budget. The day before we went to Mobile, three of the four cabins were called to offer upgrades at a very minimal ... Read more
Robin_S
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was the maiden voyage for the Fantasy out of Mobile, AL, first time since 2011. They have a lot to learn about organization at the terminal, getting people checked in. I'm going again in January 2017 on the same trip, unfortunately, ... Read more
travlngirl
Member Since 2007
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We felt we did not have enough to do on a sea day. If your not a sun worshiper, or drinker there wasn't much to do.We could have used some trivia and or a movie. Carnival No longer offers a midnight buffet, or high tea. Kinda sad as I ... Read more
ithomas101
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted a short and relaxing vacation, and got a good returner rate, as it was my second cruise. Overall, we had a great experience. The food was good, we missed the Mongolian Wok desperately as it provided fresh healthy meals to ... Read more
littlekid58
Member Since 2006
1 review
194 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Second time on the Fantasy.. Everything was great starting from Embarkation... we were on the ship by 11:30 room ready at 1 had guys burgers the first time and loved them.. We stayed in the grand suite first time and loved it Our ... Read more
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tnd0707
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Not to impressed with the Fantasy. I'm not a experienced cruiser but this ship is definitely showing her age. Stayed in an interior cabin and for the price it was better than expected. Room Steward always addressed us by name and room ... Read more
bdougro
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
13 time Carnival cruiser, was disappointed on a few minor preference points, but still a typical, smaller ship Carnival cruise. Rain upon departure from Miami and again next day in Key West. It failed to dampen the festive mood of most my ... Read more
Sheetal62
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
we choose this cruise based on the reviews of friends and family who have first hand experience with carnival fantasy. We didn't regret our decision. The overall experience was good. The entertainment on the cruise was very nice, one of ... Read more
ILTT4659
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Did you explore your departure city before the your cruise? Yes we did! We took the Big Bus Tours of Miami and had great tour guides of all the routes! Enjoyed the Wynwood Walls, South Beach, Little Havana absolutely all of it! We ... Read more
Kaybee517
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We won a "free" cruise trip through a raffle and booked our first cruise with Carnival Fantasy to the Bahamas. Our trip set sail Friday and returned monday. Overall we had a good experience as first time cruisers. No sea ... Read more
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murrayjohnd
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Cons 1 Window sill crack and missing bolts holding window in. There was paint on the outside of the window. 2 Bathroom sink crack. Surprised it held water. 3 Stateroom A/C no thermostat only option was on (When it worked). 4 ... Read more
Harlene79
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The best of this cruise is the housekeeping service.the ship is old and no entertaiment options.the food is like a chinesse buffet and the pool very very small For many persons.I didnt like it. I dont recomend this cruise .I felt so ... Read more
gena172123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
As a first time cruiser, I had an amazing time. Embarkation was smooth and easy. Registering online helped a lot. There was a lot of traffic in the Port of Miami, but not many signs giving you directions, so plan to loop in a few circles. ... Read more
NYEDEN30
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of the price during the time of booking and becasue of the water slides which I knew my 6 year old would enjoy . Cons: It is a small ship outdated. The pool is very tiny and over crowded, its salt water ... Read more
adriagna12
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first experience and it was perfect. The service is outstanding. Thanks to Mary from the Guest Service, Claudia from the Room Service and Dewi from the housekeeping service. We went to Nassau, Bahamas and to Half Moon Cay( ... Read more
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gbeid@earthlink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
After reading some negative reviews of Carnival, I wasn't sure what to expect. I would have to nit pick to find fault with them. The service was great. The food was excellent. There were times that I observed guests asking for things out ... Read more
Flymia
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
18 helpful votes
A weekend cruise out of Miami is not exactly known as the best type of cruising, especially on an older ship like the Fantasy, but given the price and the fun/relaxation I had it was well worth it. The Fantasy shows its age, but at the ... Read more
jkelynch
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Carnival Fantasy- 4 night to Key West and Cozumel This ship is OLD and LACKS many of the amenities most of the new ships offer. We were a family of 4 with two kids ages 11 and 17. Activities: There was not enough to do for older ... Read more
winkooz
Member Since 2010
1 review
42 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I have been on the fantasy 4 times prior to this cruise we took july 4th. I knew the ship, knew the acitvities, etc, and we liked the ship, always cruising on carnival. Until now. Just got back this weekend. Wow. This cruise stunk. I am ... Read more
Caridad Garcia
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
The name of this line should be Carnival used to be. All the fun they make people believe they are going to experience is just like this ship, a fantasy. They provided almost no entertainment at all. The staff members were disinformed as ... Read more
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felixz@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I have been on many of Carnivale's ships on different cruises but this ship just doesn't cut it. There was one poorly powered outlet in our ENTIRE stateroom including the restroom. We didn't bring a hairdryer expecting one there and there ... Read more
Tahoe diva
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
We took a cruise on the Carnival Fantasy for a family reunion. The length of the cruise for perfect for first time cruisers. The ship is older and you tell by the decor. The cabins are okay, the rooms could have been cleaner, I could see ... Read more
Happy sailor from Indiana
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it fit into my time constraints. We are planning two others for next year, same ship, same terrific people. Thank you so, so much. From beginning to end everything was well orchestrated, but at an easy pace. ... Read more
drichar2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I cruise at least once a year on carnival - - I do enjoy cruising with them on any ship. The cruise ship was nice and clean. I totally hate the pool and hot tubs - - to many people. It was my fault I choose a cruise when school was out ... Read more
lee savalle
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I liked the short itinerary, not too long nor too short for our first time sailing without the kids. We liked the idea of a long day at Nassau and going in June would ensure nice, warm weather. We found embarkation to be a breeze! We ... Read more
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