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2012Unlimited
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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
12 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
12 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
6 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
Cwilson045
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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Sandlapper60
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
6 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
5 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
10 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
soledad86
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I decided on an impromptu cruise since we didn't get a chance to go on a honeymoon after getting married couple months ago. We should have done a more thorough research regarding cruise ships as well as destinations we were ... Read more
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markwiz
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
202 forum posts
Sailed January 2016
We have done the 5 day Bahama cruise out of Charleston a couple of time on the Fantasy. We also have cruise on several other Carnival ships and other cruise lines. We took the Jan 5th cruise because we were looking for a cheap and easy ... Read more
moose1989
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I went on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas, leaving from the Port of Charleston on the Carnival Fantasy. First, lets talk about the port. We have went on cruises in the past, but Charleston's embarkation/debarkation was the ... Read more
bchnglf
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Very disappointed!! Ship was old and dated. Food was always cold and at times not edible. In Dining room for dinner, the service was slow the food was cold, the only way to get a decent meal was to pay the extra 20 dollars, (which was ... Read more
ManofTravels
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
123 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The embarkation in Charleston was strange but moving. I never dropped off the luggage from the car then parked it before. Food was good, entertainment was almost non existent is the main (Universal) lounge, several people had problems ... Read more
JLPSCanada
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I was travelling with my husband and our teenage son. I was very put off by the security drill at the beginning. After waiting in long lines to check in and board the ship, we had to stand for a long time packed closely together for the ... Read more
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CruzMom91
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This year I decided to spend Christmas on the cruise ship with my youngest 2 boys. My best friend and her family joined us on the ship. My boys are 10 and 11 years old, and this was their second cruise. As small children when they cruised ... Read more
grandmalee47
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
It was our second cruise on the same ship and itinerary from Charleston, SC, over Christmas. Our first was three years ago over New Year's. Both times were family gatherings of sorts. But I hope when the next family cruise gathering comes ... Read more
Diana55
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The food in the dining room was disgusting. We tried it twice for dinner and once for breakfast. Disgusting each time and we didn't eat it. We even ordered the special meals that were an additional $20 - still bad. We ended up eating the ... Read more
Pjharbert
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Just returned from our first cruise...5 nights from Charleston to the Bahamas over Christmas. Just a few observations, compliments, criticisms, and tips... First, parking at the Charleston terminal was a major disappointment. Long ... Read more
Timaay
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
Our 8th and FINAL Carnival cruise. Food was horrible. Food was disgusting. Food gave all of us gas. Food was like it wasn't real. Never met our stewart. Carnival has gotten even more greedy than they already were. They have cut their ... Read more
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Ccnmb
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
We live just over 2 hours from Charleston so we decided to do a quick little cruise to the Bahamas before heading North to New Jersey to spend Christmas with the family! We have done this cruise before so we knew what to expect. This ... Read more
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RolyT
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This our 6th cruise, 4 with RCCL, and our 2nd with Carnival. We booked this trip for the price, and by sailing out of Charleston we could drive from Toronto easier than going all the way to Orlando or Miami. We wanted a beach vacation, and ... Read more
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Cruising K Teacher
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Drove down from Winston Salem, NC the day of. No problems getting to the port. Embarkation went smoothly. There was a line but didn't take long to get through. Let's start with food: It was ok. Most meals the food was cold and ... Read more
mkbreezy
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
I have to say that we had a great time on the Carnival Fantasy last week. The service by all the staff was outstanding. After the first dinner the wait staff had your every desire worked out. They knew that I wanted an extra scoop of ice ... Read more
Mar152
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
A friend of mine mentioned he and his wife were going to celebrate their 30th anniversity & my wife and me were coming up on our 25th anniversity. So we decided to surprise her and take our first time ever cruise to theBahamas. My ... Read more
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