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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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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
224 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
694 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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moseley1111
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
We had a party of 17 on the ship and we had a blast. The ship is older but refurbished so that means the bathrooms are a little larger than the new ones but still a great ship. I wish there had been more entertainment but the Piano Bar, ... Read more
fernhedger
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Thinking about taking a cruise with your kid? Are you two young'ish parents wondering if cruising with a little one will make for one quite different vacation? Well, you're in good company. Here's the quick summary: Great family trip, ... Read more
ilvinorosso
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Since our grandson was traveling with us and we did not want to get two cabins so we got the Grand Suite. Let me tell you it was anything but grand. We frequently have had suites on other cruise lines and this one was much smaller than ... Read more
Tenga1899
Member Since 2007
1 review
836 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just off the 5/25 sailing, my 3rd, and had a wonderful time taking 6 first time cruisers close to me; my girlfriend and her son, her parents, and my recently retired parents. Overall, we had a great trip. The Fantasy may be old but she ... Read more
zagoins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I am in my early 30's and this was the first cruise for my wife and I. We enjoy traveling but had never considered a cruise until a spur of the moment decision. We had our honeymoon in Charleston and figured we would spend a few days ... Read more

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Crissy21
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This way my first time cruising Carnival. It will be my last! I've cruised on older RCL ships & they were way better than Carnival Fantasy. I've experienced better service at fast food restaurants & whole in the way bars! Staff ... Read more
hbmbmn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation was a mess in Charleston but I didn't really mind I was too excited about my first cruise! First day out to see was wonderful food was great on the Lido deck especially couldn't get enough of the homemade nacho chips! Second ... Read more
jackpine2
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
although our cruise was inexpensive.I'm, reminded of the fact that one usually gets what one pays for... kudos. for embarkation/debarkation which went very smoothly and quick ...about an hour our room which was small but ... Read more
chavinat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was my first cruise, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I thought it was fantastic! Of course the pool is small, the décor is a little dated, but with a good attitude all of our expectations were exceeded. ... Read more
Bowmom35
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Twenty two friends and relatives taking a cruise together can only be a fun time! Overall the ship was fine. It is an older ship that they are replacing in October I believe of this year. The staff was friendly and helpful. The safety ... Read more

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Oh Miss
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was Dad's 1st cruise. We chose this particular cruise as we could drive to port & not have to deal with air travel & it was a short cruise (in case Dad found that he hated it). Carnival Fantasy exceeded our expectations as we ... Read more
Faithwalknc
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I'm so glad I said yes to upgrade offer when Carnival called week or so before cruise and offered a balcony upgrade. Well worth the $500 for priority status. Had room V22. Quiet and great views. Note. You have divide between you and ... Read more
finzzup
Member Since 2008
1 review
175 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Cabin was bigger than expected . Room steward, Petrus was great. Never experienced such poorly cooked food actually served anywhere. Of 5 dinners & one brunch with 2 people, 6 meals were returned inedible. Buffet lines at ... Read more
jackweday
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
1) Lido deck (where all the things are) is a smoking environment and I thought my wife and I were going to choke from all the 2nd hand smoke. Even the restaurants wreaked of smoke. Will only cruise non-smoking ships/lines next time - if ... Read more
cruisenk
Member Since 2005
1 review
520 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We are family of 4 platinum cruisers traveling over our spring break. We arrived in Charleston the night before the cruise after a drive from Maryland. Pre-cruise we stayed at the Embassy Suites Historic District and enjoyed the sites and ... Read more

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