Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews

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812 Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews
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IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
1 review
99 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship is old but Carnival does a good job keeping it somewhat fresh. Everything was fairly typical, lots of smiles and great service from the Carnival employees. Chef's Table food was not as good as Steak House food on other sailings - ... Read more
james129
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ship: The Fascination was a really nice ship, clean and not too big. The refurbish was done very well. Cabin: The cabin was very nice and the cabin stewards were great. Dining: I enjoyed the food at the dining room and the Lido ... Read more
paba2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise started on Sunday, December 18 and ended on Monday, December 26. Flew to San Juan from Orlando, FL and picked up by Carnival provided service. We (wife and I) were "faster to the fun" members, so getting on board ... Read more
KSutton23
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise for the itinerary which was very good, but the overall experience was less than stellar. I have cruised with Carnival several times so I was surprised by the experience. I commented to my wife that the Carnival ... Read more
jbrowning59
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Actually my daughter chose this Cruise. This Cruise is what one makes it. I want to extend a Thank You to the Captain, Crew and Staff. The staff was on task and lots of fun. A Shout out to ABDI (Housekeeping) for keeping my room U55 up to ... Read more
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danijany
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We picked this cruise for the ports. Hands down it's a great itinerary. We knew going in the Fascination was one of Carnival's oldest and smallest ships. It's been remodeled a few times and overall I felt it was fairly clean and ... Read more
hebert8401
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
we had a disappointing 2 weeks on fascination. very old boat should be retired not "refurbished". on Riviera deck very noisy when porting as motors rattle you out of your bed. no dining selections besides general buffet as no ... Read more
hisbabydoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We originally booked a cruise on the Carnival Victory. A few months after booking we were sent notice that our cruise had been switched to the Fascination - an older and much smaller ship. For the Victory we had carefully planned where ... Read more
Nesquik
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
On boarding the Carnival Fascination I was disappointed, the ship was old and tired, the cabin reminded me of a caravan. The furniture had bits knocked out of it not at all plush as I expected. The food was very good, we chose anytime ... Read more
mistereman1
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because of the itinerary and we wanted to stay on Puerto Rico for a week afterwards. The taxi from the airport to the ship was only $25 for two persons with 4 bags. We had to wait a few extra minutes to get a driver ... Read more
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tei1997
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 1st cruise and even though the Fascination is an older ship, I really enjoyed it. We has dinner in the Sensation Dining Room (Your Time) every night and our waiter, Ramesh, and his staff were great. The ports were terrific ... Read more
Bdaguy@cc
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise since the price was right and we, unlike most cruisers, boarded in Barbados. Most passengers boarded in Puerto Rico so we has a very easy time getting on and off at the end. First the ship; having been spoiled on ... Read more
koss78b2
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
391 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed on the Carnival Fascination out of San Juan on October 23rd 2016 Sailed as a solo cruiser. Here is my review of the experience on the ship. In general after reading about other reviews. I think your cruise is what you make of ... Read more
coz09
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the ports. It is very port heavy 5 in a seven day cruise, which only is really six because of leaving San Juan Sunday at 10pm. The service in the dining room for early service first two nights was really slow and ... Read more
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JYBe
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Boarding was well organised and simple There was lunch available whilst we waited for our cabin to be available The cabin has a double bed – it was a decent size Air con that you can alter in the cabin, beach and bath ... Read more
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UtahCanuck
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We selected this cruise for the itinerary. It is an older boat and could have used more activities, but to see the ports we did for the cost, this was a great cruise. I had heard some concerns about the food, but we were pleasantly ... Read more
sparks1093
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
15,914 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The quick version- we had a great time, met some great people, had some good food and drink, and of course we had fun. Fascination doesn’t have the bells and whistles of the newer ships but she is easy to navigate, is well ... Read more
A82
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Not the best cruise vacaion experience. There's not much to do on the Carnival Fascination. The cruise is poor in activities and recreation, is poor food selection and buffets are close most of the time, no breakfats and food variety in ... Read more
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gallowayguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Ship is not new, and it is most noticeable in the pool area. Pool and jacuzzi area are quite small and always full of people. Room, bath and shower size are adequate and ample. The boat departs from San Juan late at night, allowing ... Read more
diqu226
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. Although boat was smaller than others we'd been on, it was fine. Older boat and some wear and tear is expected. We liked tropical decor in mid-ship area and in the buffet dining area. We did like ... Read more
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cjbrehm
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Picked cruise due to itinerary and limited selection of other cruises for week I had available. Was worried about going on Carnival, but really wanted to visit this group of islands. The islands were great, the ship was bad. To ... Read more
chelsea69
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise line does not cater for british passenger out of around 3000 passenger there were only 6 british the rest porta ricans very loud and rude this ship was quite small compared to others food was quite good with lots of choice ... Read more
sealx
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We really wanted to see the islands on this cruise. We arrived in San Juan, PR three days before embarkation. We spent those days walking all over Old San Juan, visiting the forts, touring the Bacardi distillary, and eating local ... Read more
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Quilting LMT
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise because the itinerary is great. On the other hand, the ship is small and old with few of the amenities offered by newer ships. Parts of the ship were closed during the entire cruise like an outdoor eating area off the ... Read more
mar_nativa@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruising experience and honestly.....it was amazing!!! At first we was so excited about this new experience but when time is closer I became a little "scared" about choosing this cruise on these dates. First ... Read more
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