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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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grandmalee47
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Ccnmb
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
jimbert
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Was on the Carnival Fantasy for a 7 day cruise Nov 1 2015. First I want to talk about the port. The port, though downtown Charleston, is easy to get to and from. We drove to the port and arrived at 10:00 AM. We were allowed to drop off ... Read more

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tbbl
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Kenny G (piano) was EXCELLENT. I wish we could have seen him more often-entertainment-"so so" as far at]s the shows Motown and Brits...Comedians Cee Jay and Caroline falling down funny-can't wait to see them and Kenny G again. ... Read more
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Camp Fire Girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first time to cruise and it was a celebration for our 25th anniversary. We drove down from WV the day before and stayed at the Hampton's "Snooze and Cruise". On the ship, the food was fantastic and the crew was ... Read more
Robert Woodfin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was my wife's and my first cruise with Carnival Fantasy. In fact it is the only cruise we have been on for about 20 years. There were some things that we liked such as the service and all of the staff. They were so nice and ... Read more
Kirstin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The boat was constantly rocking.. I literally fell in the shower because of how bad it was rocking. There wasn't very much to do on the cruise, I can only think of 2 times that the slides were open. There were only 2 buffets with poor food ... Read more
Nick Sebring
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I spent our 30 year anniversary on this cruise. We had such a great time. The food was great, Guest services was awesome. We had our photos taken all about the ship. Comedy shows were great. The Magic show was more of a ... Read more

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Bo Girl
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
FWIW, we are diamond level with Royal Caribbean, with this as our second Carnival cruise. We choose this cruise due to good reviews on CC and is an easy drive for us. We stayed one night at Double Tree Hilton historic district prior to ... Read more
CruiserKid
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
188 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarding We arrived by car at about 10:50 AM. It took a while to get to the parking, but it wasn't bad since I didn't expect them to let us in until after 11:30 AM. We quickly arrived to the terminal and security line was short. We ... Read more
wannagonow123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
238 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Even though this was an older and smaller ship, we had a great time. My husband and I are retired and decided to take a short trip. Even though we did not read a lot of positive reviews, we decided to take the chance, and we are glad we ... Read more
wdlanglois
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Traveled solo for this one. Enjoyed the fact that we were the only ship in every port we went to. The Boston Concert was outstanding. Lasted a good 2 hours. While the ship was rusting in some areas around doorways, the service from the ... Read more
catfrancis
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on Carnival Fantasy out of Charleston SC, It was a college graduation gift for my daughter, The moment we arrived in our Cabin, service was wonderful, Marlin was there to greet us and was always around if we needed him. the ship ... Read more

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MsSnorkelTube
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival Fantasy was wonderful with one exception, the manager of the casino. He was a very tall thin man about 6ft 5, with a condescending arrogant attitude towards me. Everyone else on this cruise ship ... Read more
Cpbryant
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I went on a five night cruise (our first cruise) to the Bahamas on the Carnival Fantasy from July 25-July 30. Instead of giving you a day-by-day account of our cruise, I’ll touch on the major elements of it. I hope others ... Read more
mjmalino
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
708 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I have been delaying writing this as I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say. This was our 5th cruise overall, and our first on Carnival. To be honest, we were a bit leary about taking this cruise as prior to this one we had ... Read more
Rdr1966
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
4 th cruise -first on Carnival, went because of the close proximity to our home. Ship was worn but clean. Staff was very nice . Ship was very crowded. Long lines for lunch , dinner etc. basic food no frills - pools were packed 15 people in ... Read more
Jsuek
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my third cruise out of Charleston and embarkation has improved 150%. It was quick easy and those shuttles were not bad at all. The cruise itself wS wonderful, a little rocky but not bad. We stayed on Empress midship, great ... Read more
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