Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews

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BLTT59
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
This cruise was a long awaited vacation that was, for me, very disappointing. One of the first things I noticed when we went to our cabin was the dirty windows, just like others had talked about on some of the boards I read. I was sure ... Read more
maymoni
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked a suite on the fascination since we have 3 kids and also wanted a balcony. It was an awesome decision as the other rooms would have been very tiny for our family. Our room was great and we had lots of room to leave the couch as a ... Read more
KCGreg
Member Since 2004
1 review
125 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just got off the Fascination. It's definitely an older ship. Not terrible, but it lacks some things I really like, such as a wrap-around promenade deck and an adults only pool. I really, really miss the wrap-around promenade deck, ... Read more
Prairieson
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had not been to Puerto Rico or any of the islands on the itinerary. We enjoyed PR and each of the islands in their unique. It was a new adventure and scenery each day. We prefer port days to sea days, ... Read more
love4trvl
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
57 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had 10 adults and 3 children traveling. Don't listen to all of the bad reviews. The staff were very friendly throughout the ship. The food was very good. We had the anytime dining, but ... Read more
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Simcas
Member Since 2017
1 review
Carnival Fascination. This review is based on this one experience so I have nothing to compare it against. Let's start with the good a) the food quality was good (and see below) there was lots of it b) the ship didn't sink (at ... Read more
Stick93
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Don't shy away from this cruise. Action packed and fun fun fun. The service was amazing and fast. Plenty of room By the pool and water area. Shows were same as all the carnival ships - comedy was excellent. As usual bar and drink selection ... Read more
Snowbaby369
Member Since 2013
1 review
76 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We enjoy cruising each year and have done so for 15 years plus. We have found though that the WOW factor slips a bit more each time. They are slipping in more and more charges for things that used to be included. No longer can you ... Read more
elliottclarence
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
I did extensive research for a southern Caribbean cruise and opted for Carnival Fascination due to value and number of ports. This was our first cruise as I always thought cruises were too formal and stodgy. This was another reason for ... Read more
Pbheroes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
The ship is the oldest in the fleet however that doesn't stop it from being a fun cruise. The crew was awesome. The captain talked for about 20 minutes on the behind the fun tour which usually isn't done. Only upgrade that I could ... Read more
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IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
1 review
157 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
6 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
8 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
2 helpful votes
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
kiwibor
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I would have given this cruise a 5, except for the small balcony cabin and water that tasted like swamp water. Since the balcony cabins on the Fascination were apparently just added on to the ship a few years ago, the balcony cabins are ... Read more
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jbrowning59
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
danijany
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
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mistereman1
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
9 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
tei1997
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
3 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
11 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
2 helpful votes
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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