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Carnival Fantasy is like your favorite pair of jeans or an old pair of sneakers -- a little worn out but so comfortable you just keep coming back to them. Sure, the ship appears broken-in and shows its age in ...
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804 Carnival Fantasy Cruise Reviews

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pfccypret
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
My girlfriend and I sailed out of Miami to Key West then onto Cozumel. I am an experienced cruiser and this was her first voyage. The Carnival Fantasy is an older ship and in some ways shows it's age. It doesn't have the amenities of ... Read more
cindypb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship lacked basic amenities (i.e., no hairdryer or refrigerator in room, tiny TV), cabins were dirty and stained, passengers were loud and rude. Late one night, we had a passenger beat up his girlfriend right outside our cabin (including ... Read more
CmdrLeChat
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I really don't understand all the hate on this website. This is a well maintained ship with a professionnal crew. No problem, no worry, everything went well. 6th cruise for me, first cruise for my girlfriend. This is an older ship ... Read more
cruisefire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was perfect...no line no waiting. Only issue was the guys taking your bags in the very beginning begging for additional tip money after tipping them. Keep in mind this was my very first cruise ever! So i was excited and ready ... Read more
fourmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
i have been on several cruises and wanted to take my daughter for her first time on a shorter cruise, destination did not matter. we went with carnival's fantasy. i didn't do much research as this was her first time and nothing for her ... Read more

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Csg82
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My overall impression of this cruise is that it is ok if you are a spring breaker. That is, if you will be too drunk to notice all that is iffy about this ship. My husband and I decided to take my parents on a short cruise to celebrate ... Read more
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Lady Cruiser69
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Drove from Missouri to Miami for my 4th cruise on Carnival (this time on Fantasy). In the journey we stayed at Best Western in Valdosta, Ga., I think they are one of the better hotels to that offer a hot breakfast. The weather wasn't ... Read more
memannpatterson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I've sailed Disney, Royal Carribean, Norwegian and now Carnival. My biggest concern with Carnival is food safety. The first item I ordered to eat, there was a hair in my food. This happens and isn't a big deal to me, and they were ... Read more
Zuzana and Lorenco
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Me and my husband were on a cruise for the first time. Actually,we have worked for Carnival, me for 5 years, he for 8. It was a tough but the best experience ever. We have met on Fantasy and this was our 10th wedding anniversary cruise. ... Read more
Sungodess72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise so my expectations were neutral. I have stayed at many all inclusive resorts and our family decided that we'd tryout a cruise instead. The good thing about the ship is that the dining was good. However, that was ... Read more

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Johnmarks
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Please Read!!! If you're going on a Carnival cruise or any other. I will attach pictures if I can. To start I normally never write reviews but I definitely felt the need to this time. This is a 100% honest review. I'm a real person not a ... Read more
wrldtvlr8099
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
42 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading a few of the negative reviews I can see that many people who take this cruise are amateur travelers and don't do their homework before taking a trip. I flew into Miami from Chicago and had no trouble with the efficiency of ... Read more
nutterbutter818
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Highlights: Embarkation was smooth and quick. We upgraded to the penthouse and found it to be worth the money. It was roomy, well stocked with towels, and the bed was super comfortable. There is some noise from the Lido deck but we ... Read more
nutterbutter818
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
My friends and I were offered an upgrade to the penthouse (PH1) which we definitely loved. The bar area and dining room were nice as well as the huge bedroom. The livingroom sofa pulled out to sleep 2 and a twin was brought in to ... Read more
bdbowser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We were scheduled on a cruise to Key West /Cozumel on 2/21/16. As we are not locals to Miami we flew in the day before so that we would be on time for embarkation. We were notified at 1015pm that our itinerary was changed and we would no ... Read more

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Karkirk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
I booked this cruise for actually Carnival Live with Kathy Griffith to headline...This cruise was booked to go to Key West & Cozemel @ $955.02 We drove from Wisconsin to Miami, 22 hrs, spent $150 for a 1 nite hotel room, to recieve ... Read more
2012Unlimited
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had booked our first cruise to visit Key West and Cozumel, departing 2-22-16. The Carnival agent we booked with informed us we could board at noon, so we made flight arrangements accordingly. At approximately 10:40 PM the night before ... Read more
AviTash
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I believe the Carnival Fantasy is the oldest ship in the fleet. For three or less nights, I do believe the ship is tolerable as it's not falling apart, but I wouldn't suggest it for longer trips. I went on the 2 night itinerary after the ... Read more
sarge1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I are both VIFP's (platinum) and I am a stock holder. In the past we have always enjoyed our cruises with Carnival, sailing on nearly all their ships. We live about 15 miles from the port in Jacksonville and cruised many ... Read more
belong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was not disclosed prior to booking or arriving for the cruise, this was the last cruise the Carnival Fantasy would sail prior to dry docking for a full refurbishment. The cost was not significantly less than any other similar time ... Read more

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Cwilson045
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
So we booked this cruise because a group of friends out of Charleston invited us to go on a cruise vacation with them. It has been years since we sailed with Carnival because we primarily sail Royal Caribbean. In fact, we just completed a ... Read more
Sandlapper60
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As first-time cruisers, we were concerned about the negative reviews we read prior to departure. We now know there are thousands of very satisfied clients and comparatively only a handful of naysayers. We had a wonderful time. The ship ... Read more
tennboy1981
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have yet to go on any Carnival cruise that has "wowed" me. That being said, you can't expect a 5 star cruise, paying 3 star prices. The price for our cruise on the Fantasy was VERY cheap. Less than 300 dollars per person, ... Read more
StaceyGibson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was my first time on a cruise. I must say I'm disheartened by all the negative, petty comments. For the small amount it cost to take my family on a ship down the Atlantic Ocean, it definitely beat flying. Not only was it cheaper to ... Read more
robunnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife has been trying for 10 years to get me on a cruise ship. I have always been reluctant because I've always been told cruises typically nickle and dime you to death. In that vain I was not disappointed. I was in fact nickle and ... Read more

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