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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
39 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
darjensil
Member Since 2001
1 review
113 forum posts
24 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
kfales789
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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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
7 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
7 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
293 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
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
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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
8 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
littlekid58
Member Since 2006
1 review
204 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
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
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
4 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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