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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review by jordanaire: Fantasy 5-day Bahamas

3 Reviews
Member Since 2000
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 1.0
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Fantasy 5-day Bahamas

Sail Date: July 2013
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Charleston

Our family cruise consisted of myself, my wife, our sons and their families, my dad, my sister and her family for a total of 15 people. Some of us drove from Georgetown, KY while others flew down from Fremont, OH. Our pre-cruise hotel was the Wingate by Wyndham in North Charleston, SC. It was a fantastic hotel which I booked through

I will briefly review the cruise itself:

Pros: Ship was in great shape. Food was great! The shows were FANTASTIC (Motown and the Brits). Kids loved Camp Carnival!

Cons: Never saw the Cruise Director (heard she was sick). Our head waiter was the worst ever of any of our previous 18 cruises! No live band on board! Had a DJ playing music! No orchestra either! Bingo cost up to $25 for 3 cards! Daniel (of the entertainment staff) had such a heavy accent that it was difficult to understand him during trivia contests! Embarkation was a hassle! Parked car in a warehouse! Shore excursions were very expensive! No "win a free More cruise" raffle!

Would I do this cruise again? Probably. Do I hope that Carnival stops with the cut-backs and goes back to the way they were 10 years ago? Absolutely! Less

Published 07/30/13

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Cabin review: Carnival Fantasy

Cabin R184 was fine. A little crowded with 4 people init. Had 2 double beds slid together and 2 fold-down beds, which we left down throughout the cruise.Good location (between elevators)

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