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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by gr8times4us

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Carnival Fascination
Carnival Fascination
Member Name: gr8times4us
Cruise Date: February 2012
Embarkation: Jacksonville
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: 4C
Cabin Number: M121
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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1) Staff was constantly cleaning every surface (I wanted to take them home)

2) Our interior room layout seemed very spacious with tons of storage

3) Very smooth embarkation/disembarkation (we did the self-assist)

4) Great sushi (just wish it had been opened more hours)

5) Loved the Mongolian Wok (Hand selected vegetables & freshly made)

6) Loved having the same terrific wait staff

7) Pizza was always hot and delicious

8) Really loved the Serenity area


1) Unsupervised teens running and talking in the halls very late at night

2) Food choices were limited in main dining room.

3) Confusing with floors having both a name and a number

4) The floor numbers on elevators are too low - very hard to read.

5) Lack of use of hand sanitizers (our NCL cruise 2 weeks before this cruise had staff with spray bottles at each dining room & buffet) With the number of kids on Carnival this should be a top priority!!!

6) Really loved the Serenity area - but too many chair hogs. We personally saw groups of chairs with a cruise towel and an old paperback or old flip flops on chairs for over 2 hours with no one in them. Unfair to other passengers!

Carnival is known for having a high percentage of kids, which we knew. But we were not aware that the week we booked was President's week - thus there were almost 700 "kids" on board. Several evenings after we had gone to sleep, large unsupervised groups of teens were running and talking & laughing loudly in the halls (Midnight to 2 AM) There should be more monitoring of hallways during school breaks.


Our wait staff Heshbon & Gusti (table 218) Very entertaining, yet very efficient!

Our room steward Alberto very unobtrusive, but always had our room perfect - complete with several towel animals.

Sushi guy & pizza staff

You can read my reviews of the two ports with prices of souvenirs.

Publication Date: 06/09/12
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