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justustwo826
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
14 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
13 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
15 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
12 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
84 forum posts
33 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
33 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
3 forum posts
9 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
7 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
19 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
13 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
2 reviews
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
374 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
6 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
8 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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annabee
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Went on the Fascination March 21 - 26, 2016. Of course it was Spring Break and tons of kids on board. The kids were the only group who were in the both hot tubs during the entire cruise (not on the Serenity Deck of course). The only ... Read more
Surfing4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
My wife and I chose Carnival Fascination leaving from Jacksonville going to the Bahamas. A Little about us: We were Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we are in our mid 30's, I work in the Entertainment Industry and have experience ... Read more
jerryt
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I’ve cruised several times before, but this was my first time on the Fascination. Also my first time on Carnival (previously sailed with NCL and Royal Caribbean.) Work has had me in Jacksonville for a few years now, so I thought I ... Read more
skylane182
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Just off the Carnival Fascination for a quick Bahamas cruise. The weather was fabulous this time of year and the service on board was excellent. The only downside for cruising this time of year was that it overlapped with spring break, ... Read more
Cruiser 000
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We've been on more than 15 cruises, but hadn't been on Carnival in about 20 years. If you have been to Nassau once, that is probably enough to last you a lifetime. It is a dirty city where you have to navigate your way through all of ... Read more
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