Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews

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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
hisbabydoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
11 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
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Bdaguy@cc
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 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
3 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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JYBe
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
4 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
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sparks1093
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
16,859 forum posts
25 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
5 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
14 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
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
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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
5 reviews
22 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
12 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
TravelingAPor
Member Since 2013
1 review
521 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary to the Southern Caribbean. We arrived early and the embarkation was fast & easy. Since the ship didn't leave San Juan, until 10 pm, we dropped our bags, got something to eat and went out ... Read more
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dellguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
It was an OK trip. Had it’s pros & cons. Here are some of them. PROs General • Overall nice boat, little dated but decent public spaces • Most staff were great (main complaint was against the waiter on ... Read more
Tecnobob
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
13 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
natty007
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Wow! We tied the knot this year on the Fascination and must I say we were not disappointed. The day was perfect. They made us feel welcomed and my goodness everything came out the way we wanted. The quality of the photos... ... Read more
skloeckener
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 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
8 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
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