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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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745 Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews

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AlanaLohse120
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I were looking for a 4-5 night getaway for his 40th/our 6 year wedding anniversary. This past week we traveled from Jacksonville, FL to Nassau & Freeport, Bahamas on board Carnival Fascination! We had a GREAT time!! We ... Read more
bargainsniper
Member Since 2015
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a great time on our 5-night cruise out of jacksonville to Nassau and Freeport Day 1: Embarkation took around 45 minutes from arriving to boarding. We arrived at about noon. Our room was ready by the time we got to it (about ... Read more
Barry Stallings
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When it comes to going on a cruise this was our first one. I am not in to the bars, alcohol and gambling end of it however the entertainment was fairly good and the food was EXCELLENT!!! The staff of Fascination were incredible! The ... Read more
Bree88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This ship is very small, and makes poor use of the space it does have. Very little to do, we found ourselves very bored most of the time! The shows were very short, and the performers were quite amateur. There is one small pool for the ... Read more
Johnine
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We just got back from a wonderful cruise on the Fascination. I have been on this ship before and was not thrilled. It is not the ship for the first timer in a way. I say this because many people get an idea of what a ship should be like ... Read more

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ByeFelicia!
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on 3 cruises. The first cruise I went on was with my parents, I can barely remember because I was like... 6 or so. We went to the Bahamas, but we didn't go through Carnival. The second cruise I went on was with my family and we ... Read more
Rhonda1831
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This is an old ship with very little to do on board. There is one small pool for the whole ship. There is an outdated "waterpark" on the back of the ship but they lock it down about 6pm. The staff was not very friendly. Don't do ... Read more
paulamvarga
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall, our experience was fantastic! The crew was amazing, the kids loved it! My 9 year old danced everyday and enjoyed the water slides. Our 15 year at first was skeptical because...she's 15! But overall met really great kids and had a ... Read more
2TNGyrlz
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My fiancé and I were blown away by "The Chef's Table" experience! The experience begins the night before, as you are presented with a formal invitation providing you with the details. The dinner group was an intimate ... Read more
ccmmm
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I just got back from my 4 night cruise to the Bahamas. We drove to Jacksonville the day before and stayed in a hotel to make sure we would get there in a timely manner. I went on the cruise with my boyfriend, his father, and his father's ... Read more
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CruiserNurse1967
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have to say that this cruise is NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY AT ALL.....It is only for those cruisers who are out to drink and party the whole cruise away. As for kids programs, if you are there to party and just have your kids babysat, then this ... Read more
KER1985
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I'm a seasoned cruiser and took this cruise with some girlfriends for a big birthday celebration. The suite was very nice and the decorations we ordered ahead of time were up and ready for us. The balcony was spacious with 4 chairs and a ... Read more
emcintire
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my second cruise and we had 3 gals sharing a balcony suite for a 5 day Bahama cruise to celebrate my friend's 40th bday (her first cruise). This is an older boat that is showing its age. Right out of the 80s, but despite the odd ... Read more
carlykelliher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I left for this cruise on June 15th, 2015. May I say, if you decide on Carnival Fascination, right outside is $7 a day parking at "Sandlot" where there will be a few shuttles coming around and dropping you off at the entrance. ... Read more
Kris H
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Writing this as we are driving home from our cruise. I can't say enough good things about our room steward "Mr Z" and his team. We were in cabin E82 and he always went above and beyond to take care of us. I bought a bucket of ... Read more

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lizzo4477
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
From the mouths of my kids, ages 11 and 14, this was the "best vacation ever". We have vacationed in Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Gatlinburg, etc...very kid friendly places several times a year but cruising is where they want to ... Read more
Ninopena
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife has been wanting to go on a Vacation cruise for some time now and I was the procrastinator. After many years in Both the Navy and U.S. Merchant Marines I was a bit water logged and not to enthused about hitting the seas once again. ... Read more
Terresa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my first cruise and I must say It was awesome! That first step on the ship was the best feeling . I was cruising with family and friends. The Fascination was so fun. The staff made us feel like we were stars. The food was ... Read more
kristinhale
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise knowing it was a smaller and older ship in the Carnival Fleet. While she doesn't have all the new bells and whistles of the new larger ship, it was a great vacation for us. We spent both our days at sea on the back ... Read more
avsmith
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The ship is clean, the staff are fantastic and food was delicious! This was my family vacation and our first cruise. We were in room M 184. The cabin was maintained by the nicest man named Leonardo. He kept the room spotless, brought in ... Read more

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Tracymay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip from start to finish was a breeze. My boyfriend and I had both never been on a cruise and read endless amounts of reviews before picking one and landed on this cruise....a week before we went we reread reviews and they were no ... Read more
sefan
Member Since 2007
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We were a group of 14 women that met in first grade, traveling to celebrate our 60th birthdays! What fun we had!! I was a little concerned when the group chose to sail on the Carnival Fascination. The main reason was the quick commute ... Read more
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glaw9
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Timing is everything and if you have a choice, I would advise you to avoid school spring break. Not the fun-loving college spring break, but the "we're on a ship, just let our kids run around" spring break. If Carnival is ... Read more
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thobbsf
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Jacksonville port is easy to get to, especially from NC. Straight down I 95. It took us about 5.5 hours. Not too bad and saved us 4 airfares. Parking was simple. Hubby dropped me and the kids off with the luggage and then parked in a ... Read more
elphin
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
122 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The ship is relatively old (20 years) but has and continues to be well maintained. Cabins are as good as newer Carnival vessels. The Ship however seems to have too may cabins for its facilities. Lines in the Coconut Grove (Lido deck ... Read more

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