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dja85
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
We chose the Fantasy out of Mobile, AL because of the price and close proximity. If we are able to cruise on a larger ship, we definitely will. Also Carnival is our least favorite cruise line. We prefer Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. ... Read more
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drbcwp
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We just returned from a 5 night cruise on the Carnival Fantasy out of Mobile Alabama. All in all it was a great cruise. The Mobile cruise port is easily accessible. They were having Mardi Gras parades and many streets were closed but ... Read more
ChrisCJSU
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
364 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As an Alabamaian, I was excited to hear about Carnival bringing a cruise ship back to Mobile. I decided to support tourism in my state a give this cruise a go. I have been on several cruises through Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in the ... Read more
Yuridog
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
149 forum posts
We took the 5 night cruise on the Fantasy on 2/11/17 visiting Progresso (Yucatan) and Cozumel Mexico out of Mobile, Alabama. We wanted to try sailing out of a different port and decided to spend a few days in Alabama. Fantasy has 2.0 ... Read more
scubahoward
Member Since 2017
1 review
we went with an office group where my wife works. the service was beyond compare. smiles and warm greeting from every staff member that you met. the ship was clean and well maintained. the food was awesome! always someone cleaning ... Read more
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DSSoccerMom
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
It chose us - our original booking was on the Truimph - a company bought out the boat - we got bumped off and moved to the Fantasy Our 24th anniversary cruise The Fantasy was very rocky - not a smooth ride - except between Progresso ... Read more
Lanced
Member Since 2013
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I had a fantastic time. Highly Relaxing!! However, there were 2 reasons for choosing Carnival for the 2nd Time. The home port of Mobile was a major decision and the food on our first cruise was outstanding. The Embarkation was ... Read more
rburkart
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
We chose the Fantasy due to its closeness to our home and Mobile isn't difficult to travel through. I'm fairly certain we've sailed on this ship in the past, and most likely out of Jacksonville. Although it's an older Carnival ship and ... Read more
Cherokeewriter
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
We went on a scrapbooking themed cruise on the Fantasy, leaving from Mobile. The ship was delayed coming in 27 hours due to weather and we left 27 hours late. We were promised a full day of cruising refund but we found out the hard way ... Read more
glasowj
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
A friend of mine booked a cruise out of Mobile, AL and asked me if I wanted to join her. She drove from GA and I flew to Mobile from MSP. We got a room at the Holiday Inn in downtown Mobile. The first night was $109. We arrived on Sunday ... Read more
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dcardy2
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Sailed January 2017
Eight of us took this cruise on the Fantasy out of Mobile Al., due to it's close proximity to where we reside. We knew that this was a bargain cruise right from the start. We were scheduled to embark Monday morning after arriving Sunday ... Read more
hla0002
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my first cruise. A friend of mine invited me, and I invited a mutual friend to come along. The friend I invited met up with me in Montgomery and I drove us to Mobile. Our ship, Carnival Fantasy, was delayed arriving by about 4 ... Read more
Hillgirl1054
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on the Carnival Fantasty Jan 14-19. We are excited Carnival is back to Mobile just an hour from our home. My husband and I cruised out of New Orleans on the Dream this fall and had a fantastic time but the fantasty ... Read more
theresapenix
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
22 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my 11th cruise, 10th on Carnival. We chose this cruise based on distance from port and price. We was sailing with my husband's parents who were first time cruisers. Parking: Parking for a 5 day cruise at the port of Mobile ... Read more
aubrey209
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because the port is only a 20 minute drive from home. I was traveling with my parents who are in there early 80's. So we booked a suite that would comfortably accommodate three of us, and we had a balcony to enjoy. ... Read more
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mdfangs
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just took a 5-day cruise on the Carnival Fantasy from Mobile, Alabama. First impressions, it was cool. Had to wear pants for two days until we finally got to Progresso Mexico. We stayed in E239. I am so used to balconies that the room felt ... Read more
redmud
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 December 2016
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
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wisemanwashington
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
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
cruisefan33
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
12 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
2 helpful votes
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
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