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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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jkelynch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
0 forum posts
5 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
felixz@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
4 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

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Happy sailor from Indiana
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
4 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
2bush2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Affordable cruise. The worst thing is the pool is horrible - tiny and people stuffed in shoulder to shoulder. Very unappealing I did not go near it. Same with hot tubs. Not sure how 2000ish people are expected to use the pool. Food in ... Read more
Toryjake02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our second cruise and first on Carnival. I was a little reluctant to book because of this ship being the oldest in the fleet. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of this fantastic ship hence the name ... Read more

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Pbogart
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
There is no way,l that i would book another cruise on this liner, if i was you, i would spend the cash for a classier liner, i was in the us navy 10 years and the ship needed major rehab, the rails were painted over way to thick, they ... Read more
jessltappy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Initially the excitement for our cruise was beyond belief, however when arriving to Charleston it dramatically decreased. Everyone was rushed through the embarkation process as if we were in a cattle barn. The customer service during the ... Read more
txhawk36
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
42 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My son wanted to go to Atlantis, after doing a price out, it was cheaper to go on a 3-day quickie cruise and get a day pass at Atlantis. We flew to FLL and spent the night. I used SAS transportation to get to the cruise port. They were ... Read more
SotonScotty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We picked this cruise to end a recent holiday in the USA. We have done several Carnival cruises before and have enjoyed them. This cruise was so bad it may have put us off using any Carnival company again. Check in was rather chaotic with ... Read more
Jaclynilene
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because I could only get away for a few days. Cozumel was amazing. Didn't have enough time in Key West to appreciate. I have been on longer cruises and felt like the 4 day cruise was definitely missing some of the fun ... Read more

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AVW103
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I was a first time cruiser and decided on Carnival because it had good value. It's an older ship but for the most part didn't hinder me and my husband's experience. We had a great time. I also get motion sickness easily but surprisingly ... Read more
TORQ
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
110 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was a pleasure to do this cruise, it was what we had always experienced and expected! It was like the old days, which really wasn't so long ago! This was our 15th cruise. So we will now be platinum, when we ship out this October with ... Read more
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tonyaanne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was my first cruise. I had read all the reviews on here before the trip, which made my boyfriend and I nervous that we weren't going to have a good time. Boy was I wrong. We had an excellent time. I understand that Carnival isn't the ... Read more
pfccypret
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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

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CmdrLeChat
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
14 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes
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
25 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
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
10 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

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