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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
8 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
2 helpful votes
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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gbeid@earthlink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
After reading some negative reviews of Carnival, I wasn't sure what to expect. I would have to nit pick to find fault with them. The service was great. The food was excellent. There were times that I observed guests asking for things out ... Read more
Flymia
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
249 forum posts
18 helpful votes
A weekend cruise out of Miami is not exactly known as the best type of cruising, especially on an older ship like the Fantasy, but given the price and the fun/relaxation I had it was well worth it. The Fantasy shows its age, but at the ... Read more
jkelynch
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Carnival Fantasy- 4 night to Key West and Cozumel This ship is OLD and LACKS many of the amenities most of the new ships offer. We were a family of 4 with two kids ages 11 and 17. Activities: There was not enough to do for older ... Read more
winkooz
Member Since 2010
1 review
48 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I have been on the fantasy 4 times prior to this cruise we took july 4th. I knew the ship, knew the acitvities, etc, and we liked the ship, always cruising on carnival. Until now. Just got back this weekend. Wow. This cruise stunk. I am ... Read more
Caridad Garcia
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
The name of this line should be Carnival used to be. All the fun they make people believe they are going to experience is just like this ship, a fantasy. They provided almost no entertainment at all. The staff members were disinformed as ... Read more
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felixz@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I have been on many of Carnivale's ships on different cruises but this ship just doesn't cut it. There was one poorly powered outlet in our ENTIRE stateroom including the restroom. We didn't bring a hairdryer expecting one there and there ... Read more
purplesun
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because we were looking for a quick and inexpensive family trip over the July 4th weekend and also so no one had to take time off work. We stayed in oceanview cabins. We were a group of 10, with three children ages 12, ... Read more
Tahoe diva
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
We took a cruise on the Carnival Fantasy for a family reunion. The length of the cruise for perfect for first time cruisers. The ship is older and you tell by the decor. The cabins are okay, the rooms could have been cleaner, I could see ... Read more
Happy sailor from Indiana
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it fit into my time constraints. We are planning two others for next year, same ship, same terrific people. Thank you so, so much. From beginning to end everything was well orchestrated, but at an easy pace. ... Read more
drichar2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I cruise at least once a year on carnival - - I do enjoy cruising with them on any ship. The cruise ship was nice and clean. I totally hate the pool and hot tubs - - to many people. It was my fault I choose a cruise when school was out ... Read more
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lee savalle
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I liked the short itinerary, not too long nor too short for our first time sailing without the kids. We liked the idea of a long day at Nassau and going in June would ensure nice, warm weather. We found embarkation to be a breeze! We ... Read more
2bush2
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Affordable cruise. The worst thing is the pool is horrible - tiny and people stuffed in shoulder to shoulder. Very unappealing I did not go near it. Same with hot tubs. Not sure how 2000ish people are expected to use the pool. Food in ... Read more
Toryjake02
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our second cruise and first on Carnival. I was a little reluctant to book because of this ship being the oldest in the fleet. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of this fantastic ship hence the name ... Read more
Pbogart
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
There is no way,l that i would book another cruise on this liner, if i was you, i would spend the cash for a classier liner, i was in the us navy 10 years and the ship needed major rehab, the rails were painted over way to thick, they ... Read more
jessltappy
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Initially the excitement for our cruise was beyond belief, however when arriving to Charleston it dramatically decreased. Everyone was rushed through the embarkation process as if we were in a cattle barn. The customer service during the ... Read more
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