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A flurry of new ship launches for Carnival Cruise Lines over the past few years has overshadowed one of the fleet's more venerable vessels, Carnival Fascination, which debuted in 1994. In January 2010, the ...
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769 Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews

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Tecnobob
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our first Carnival cruise, and happily surprised, as we expected more issues based on the reviews. Embarkation was incredibly fast without the package as we got there early, and were leaving to explore Old San Juan with Keycard in hand by ... Read more
skloeckener
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was our 4th 7-day cruise and our first with Carnival and the port of San Juan. We purchased the Faster To The Fun package and were in our room within 15 minutes of getting to the port! We also purchased the transfer from the airport ... Read more
cruisinggirls
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to explore the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Last year we had a great experience on the Carnival Breeze visiting the southern Caribbean and so decided to book with Carnival again. Although the islands were ... Read more
bobjps
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
We planned a family cruise for our 5 adult children, their two spouses and a girlfriend, so their were 10 of us. My wife wanted to make sure our kids had a chance to experience the Southern Caribbean. We booked in November. Frankly, ... Read more
pur24karet
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I Suggest You Find Another Ship or company that sails to these ports! This ship is old and very broken down! After finally getting the time away to take a cruise. I was so excited. I had been wanting to do one for some time. Then, I ... Read more

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justustwo826
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise vacation and I am not sure what I expected so it is difficult to state if my exceptions were met or exceeded. My husband and I cruised on the Carnival Fascination out of San Juan. We chose this specific ... Read more
a guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to take a trip to the Carib. whith out paying an arm & leg so my wife and I (mid. 40s) chose to sail on the Fascination. It's an older ship that really needs to be upgraded or replaced. There was construction going on while ... Read more
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cathy-ann price
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Having been on Carnival Vistory Valor n Destiny. Fascination left nothing to be fascinated about. There was no water in cabin toilet for first 3 days but toilet flushed well 4th day there was a pungent stench of sewage. Toilet overflow ... Read more
cravingacruise
Member Since 2010
1 review
94 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Background Info This was my 10th cruise, and I have cruised Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian. I am a cruise addict and cruising is my favorite way to see the world! I must admit I was a bit reluctant to book this ... Read more
Newtx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise specifically because of the ports. Getting older in years (I turned 50, he turned 49, during the cruise) we decided to get some beach time in before we deemed ourselves too old to participate in water ... Read more

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idil
Member Since 2016
1 review
75 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
On board the Carnival FunShip Fascination is like living with “Aladdin's Lamp” First time on a cruise which has been postponed for many years, for many reasons. Then this "oh, never on Carnival" comments we ... Read more
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twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
28 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more
Southernfried4
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was our third cruise and the ports were by far the best. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was unique in its differences with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship ... Read more
TRULYDETERMINED
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Carnival Cruise Itinerary and ship drew our interest for my husband birthday cruise. We spent three days in San Juan, Puerto Rico exploring the city before embarkation on Sunday afternoon that was smooth and efficient with accomodating ... Read more
twin1chrissy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and the ports were spectacular. Each island (St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten) was filled with plenty of activities and great beaches. Unfortunately, the ship itself was the VERY ... Read more

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St Aug Terry
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
We originally tried to do this Southern Caribbean cruise in Sept, 2015, however, the first port was our last, as the engine room of the carnival Liberty caught fire and the cruise was over. Carnival flew most passengers home and refunded ... Read more
KadeyLane5
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our very first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. We chose the cruise for it's destinations and for the fact that we would be on shore all day. i must say we had a fantastic time. The staff were excellent right from our ... Read more
fitoldguyinspeedo
Member Since 2015
1 review
88 forum posts
18 helpful votes
May 1st 2016 Sailing from San Juan - First off let me state we're not full time cruisers like some so this will be short. This is our second cruise in nine years with the last being on the Glory out of Port Canaveral in 2007. Cruising ... Read more
chrryslsh
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
58 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise for the destinations. we were a little worried because of the size of the ship. we are used to bigger ships. we have sailed on the breeze and the glory among others. This ship we thought would feel tiny. we had ... Read more
iamqueenbecca@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our first time because it was cheap and only 4 nights. Embarkation was smooth and our room was ready right away so we didn't have to carry our bag around for too long. The good thing about being on Riviera deck was ... Read more

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tdnosnhoj11
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
171 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My mother and I chose this cruise because it was short, cheap, and from a port that is a pretty quick drive from home and a beautiful area. Embarkation: We had FTTF and the entire process was quick. Because we were at the terminal ... Read more
elklemi
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
363 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My first cruise out of Jacksonville and they were very organized and embarkation was very easy and fast. The Fascination was strange after being used to the other ships, life boats blocked the view of the water from many places. ... Read more
BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have cruised about 25 times, about half on Carnival and half Holland America. The Fascination is a nice size, and it's easy to navigate. I stayed in an inside cabin, which was clean and comfortable and had plenty of storage. It was ... Read more
javaonline
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Carnival Fascination 5-day Nassau/Freeport March 26 Granted this was only my 2nd cruise...(first was on Princess a year ago). We loved the Princess cruise so much that we wanted to bring our kids along. I specifically chose Princess ... Read more
jer79
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my 6th carnival cruise. This was my first small ship. The Good: Crew was awesome. Our room attended was the best. He took care of us, I felt like I was at home. Everyone had smiles and greeted you at every corner. Very ... Read more
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