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redmud
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We booked this cruise when the Port of Mobile opened back up because it's a relatively short drive for us. The Fantasy is an older ship, but has been refurbished. Our stateroom was very nice, the bed was very comfortable. The crew was ... Read more
bike1964
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,798 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We (wife and I ...middle 50's) picked this cruise for a quick cheap getaway and that's exactly what we got. No frills...no conversation with the cruise staff...no smiles. Its been 3 years since our last Carnival cruise and things seems ... Read more
EJtheCruznQueen
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are a group of 3 couples that have cruised extensively over the last 12 years. We wanted to experience a New Year's Eve Cruise. This inexpensive 5 day cruise out of the newly reopened Port of Mobile seemed just the ticket. We had ... Read more
amberjj123
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We choose this cruise because it was New Years a cruise. Or CD was Mikey. He was Awesome, He made sure everyone had a good time. The excursion that we had planned through Carnival was canceled, so we went on one through a private tour. ... Read more
wisemanwashington
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Some of our friends had recommended Carnival because of the price. We just returned on New Years eve from a cruise to Mexico on the Fantasy. We have been on two other cruise lines and this one rates at the bottom. There were a couple main ... Read more
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cruisefan33
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise on the Fantasy, but our 16th cruise overall. I love the small boats. They have they same number of eating places with about half as many people to feed. I will start with embarkation. We were on the boat ... Read more
ellisonson
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as it was a central departure port for our family of eleven. We had previously sailed on the Carnival Fantasy in 2006 so we expected some wear and tear on the ship. After reading port reviews of Mobile, we were very ... Read more
vinay2543
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took the Christmas cruise from Mobile, AL. First time cruiser, but felt the ship has seen better days. It wasn't in the top notch shape, as paint was peeling at places in the Cabin, Rubber Insulation at windows was coming off and bathroom ... Read more
Kasmir
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
38 forum posts
My husband and I decided to go on the Fantasy out of Mobile, AL because it's only 3 1/2 hours from home. Travelled to Mobile the day before and stayed at a Quality Inn and Suites (don't do it!!). Called a taxi (wonderful cab driver, ... Read more
darjensil
Member Since 2001
1 review
113 forum posts
15 helpful votes
It always amazes me when I read people's reviews of a cruise ship. Some of the things that people complain or are disappointed about are simply funny to me. Everyone has their own opinions and expectations for what a cruise should be and ... Read more
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kfales789
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My Wife and I just returned from a very enjoyable 5 night cruise on the Carnival Fantasy. I will break down from embarkation to disembarkation how are trip went. Embarkation----Went very smooth, we got to the cruise port at our assigned ... Read more
Aura_Red
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise because I wanted to take my mother on a quick vacation during the holidays, since she has never been and have cruised 4 times in my life (once as a child) and thoroughly enjoyed all of them until this one. Mobile was a ... Read more
LeisaBrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
The weather did not cooperate with us on our trip Dec. 8-12 but we enjoyed our first-ever cruise. The ship was pretty rocky and disturbed my equilibrium but overall it was a good trip. The food at the buffet could use some improvement - ... Read more
Englsh1
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 helpful votes
My best friend's daughter found a cruise going out of Mobile for a wonderful price. My sisters and I decided to go. I have been on several cruises with Carnival, but the one on the Fantasy out of Mobile was by far the best! My sister is ... Read more
Bamagirl_gina
Member Since 2011
1 review
292 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Booked around midnight the day before departure. Didn't arrive early since we had late check in but lines were very long and very slow. Had to take inside room due to last night, never had one before but it was fine. Met room steward and ... Read more
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njbeliveau
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we had not gone out of Mobile yet and it fit our schedule perfectly. As platinum level cruisers on Carnival we seldom deviate and look forward to becoming Diamond. Embarkation was smoothe and easy our room ... Read more
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
7 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
6 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
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littlekid58
Member Since 2006
1 review
201 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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