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adriennelo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Great cruise for those who like to sightsee. As others mentioned, this is an older ship. However, it has all the amenities you'd expect and served our needs well. The pool area is quite small, but we weren't interested anyway as we were ... Read more
KandiKane
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and for the fact that it was not a mega ship. We prefer a smaller ship. We never stood in line for anything. Service was A-one. The food was always hot and fresh. While the state rooms are ... Read more
dolphinlfk
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise based on the ports. We had done this same cruise on the Valor 3 years ago and this being a smaller ship there were a lot of differences. I had a credit from a prior cruise that we cancelled which they applied to this ... Read more
ski522
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
My biggest complaint is the lines on the ship for food when there is clearly enough stations available to mitigate that. Also they have a bad habit of shutting down stations at the worst possible time, that being around 4:30PM when you've ... Read more
grandmkmk
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
175 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for it's great itinerary and only one Sea-Day. We also wanted a cruise leaving from San Juan and able to experience the southern Caribbean islands. The only thing we would have enjoyed more is to have had the one ... Read more
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Sunsets18
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We choose this Cruise Ship because our friends , our very best friends from Chicago won a Carnival Cruise. They decided on the Fascination over every other Caribbean Cruise ship because of its destinations. St Kitts, St Lucia, Barbados. ... Read more
BLTT59
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
6 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
6 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
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love4trvl
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
57 forum posts
9 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
Simcas
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
27 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
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Pbheroes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
1 review
210 forum posts
5 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
10 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
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alimay graham
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise and i cannot stop talking about it .we boarding in barbados, and was i so excited .we when to the sensation dinning room were we got our sail and sign cards and our pics taken .by the way this cruise was for my mom ... Read more
kiwibor
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
34 forum posts
3 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
jbrowning59
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
8 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
3 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
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