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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by travelbound44

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Carnival Fascination
Carnival Fascination
Member Name: travelbound44
Cruise Date: May 2014
Embarkation: Jacksonville
Destination: Bahamas
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Cabin Number: M251
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates Not Rated
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Have cruised many times with several different lines but hadn't been on a Carnival in over 30 years. We only booked it because the price was very low. Everyone else had the same idea. Not sure where this crowd came from but it was entertaining. The ship itself is very old and needs much improvement. The water on board is horrible. Bring your own bottled water or pay for the overpriced on board. Had a couple of days where the water in your rooms and in public areas was brownish. The Mongolian grill, which is only open for a couple of hours is the best food we have ever had on a cruise ship. Fresh (what a concept ) cooked to order and when they say spicy, it's really spicy. This we loved all else was not good. The buffet was terrible accept for salads. The main dining was entertaining but the food portions were very small and overcooked. Entertainment was very lame. The cruise director did his job by saying how great it was but you could tell his heart was not into it. The art auction was fun but they make the buyer feel that he/she is getting a signed piece of art when in fact it's a reproduction and basically a xeroxed signature. I questioned them on this but they stood their ground. Ridiculous pricing on the art they said was a bargain. West Point was the auctioneer, they only cared about commission. One lucky winner of a free piece told me later they pressured her into buying a $250 frame that she didn't want. Carnival always has something going on but unless it's your first cruise you see right through it.

Publication Date: 06/01/14
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