Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by Ltgreg1: Nice Bahama Cruise
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Nice Bahama Cruise
Our cruise was for five nights and stopped in Nassau and Little Stirrup Cay with three days at sea. We have been on a number of previous cruises and knew what to expect. We wanted a relaxing cruise without a lot of scheduled shore excursions.
The ship itself is only the smaller size but it was right for us. It never seemed overly crowded at either the buffet or the serenity adults only area. We ate most breakfasts and lunches in the buffet area. The food was okay but was pretty repetitive. We ate our dinners in the main dining room during anytime dining. Our head waiter was Rungnapa and her team. We were seated in her area the first night and requested her area every night for the rest of the cruise. She was excellent. We enjoyed both the food and service in the MDR. Alcohol is a little pricey but is about average if you attend concerts or sporting events. They will let you bring on a twelve pack of soda and 2 bottles of wine when you first embark on the ship which is a good More deal.
We really enjoyed the comedians during the adults only show times. We attended the Diva's song and dance show and it was pretty bad. Probably the worse cruise show we've attended.
The public areas on the ship were clean and nice and all the employees we came into contact with were very good. Our cabin was an interior cabin and was a typical sized cabin for cruise ships. It was always clean and well attended to.
In Nassau were took a cab for $4.00 to the Atlantis casino. It was much smaller than we expected and many of the slot machines were out of service. We had no gambling luck. We later walked around the city area near the port and shopped and ate a nice meal. Overall it was a nice, unhurried day in port.
Little Stirrup Cay is a very small island leased by the cruise line. We purchased a clam shell rental through the cruise line. It included transportation to a nice beach away from most of the crowd, a shelter from the sun, a bottle of champagne and bottled water. They also provided transportation back to the port area for a lunch provided by the cruise line. While on the beach we relaxed and snorkeled off the beach with our own equipment. We saw some fish and sea life but nothing too interesting. Overall it was a nice relaxing day on the beach. Just what were were looking for.
Overall we were very happy with the cruise. The food, entertainment, service, rooms were very good. the price was only $229 plus tips and taxes for the week we cruised. I'm not sure how they can do it all for the price but I'll be back again. Less
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Our cabin was on one of the lower levels. It was comparable to rooms we have had on other cruise lines. We did experience a little more movement on this ship the first day than on other cruises. We were told that had to do with the ship leaving through a river before coming to the ocean.
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