Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by CruisingLPN

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by CruisingLPN
Carnival Fascination
Carnival Fascination
Member Name: CruisingLPN
Cruise Date: August 2010
Embarkation: Jacksonville
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: 4A
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
See More About: Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews | Bahamas Cruise Reviews | Carnival Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Expedia
American Discount Cruises
Onboard.com
Carnival.com
LuxuryCruiseConnections
CheapCruises.com
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow


Ship Facts: Carnival Fascination Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Carnival Fascination Deck Plans
A nice getaway
My family consists of myself(32), DH(33), and my 2 DDs (10,6). This was our second Carnival cruise, and our first on Fascination. We drove to Jacksonville, FL, which was a 13 hour drive. We arrived the evening before our cruise.

Embarkation seemed a bit slow. We arrived around 10:15 a.m. and were assigned zone 3. We still did not get called to board until after noon. They did say there were 4 weddings that day so that may have delayed things. We booked an inside cabin on the Riviera deck. Our girls love the pull down bunks. It was a little tight, but we knew to expect that from last year's cruise. Our room steward did a great job keeping our cabin clean. This was also the first deck that got called to debark, which came in handy with our long drive home.

The dining was great. I found that I chose to eat almost all the same foods as last year because I liked them so much. We had early seating, and our waiter was very good. We also tried breakfast in the MDR one morning, but I didn't really care for that. Too slow I guess. My DH enjoyed the Mongolian Grill, and I liked the deli. My girls loved the ice cream. My girls spent some time at camp. My older DD won the Funship Freddy drawing contest. My younger DD enjoyed the dancing. During the day they wanted to be in the pool or at Waterworks. We tried to go early in the morning before the lines got too long. My DH and I enjoyed the 80's show, the comedy acts, and the marriage game. My older DD and I went to the towel animal class and had fun. My DH gambled $2 and won $26 at the slots, enough to pay our S&S bill.

Our two ports were Half Moon Cay and Nassau. It was a dreary day for HMC. After we tendered over to the island around 8:30 a.m. they had to stop tenders for about 45 minutes for safety reasons. That meant we had the beach practically to ourselves for the first hour. Nassau was hot and not really my cup of tea. We saw a couple of sights and did some souvenir shopping. We were back on the ship around 2:30. We enjoyed the less crowded ship and played mini golf.

Debarkation was very smooth. We were off the ship and headed for home before 8:30 a.m.


Publication Date: 08/22/10
More Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Carnival Fascination review Read the next Carnival Fascination review

Like This Review?



Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Bahamas Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Carnival Fascination Review
Carnival Cruise Deals
Carnival Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.