Nice Cruise on a Budget: Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by LA2452
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Nice Cruise on a Budget
The food is just okay. We found that the food was better prepared in the dining room for breakfast and lunch. Service is excellent. Dinners were pretty good. Selections are a bit limited. The fruit was excellent as were the desserts. The warm chocolate melting cake with ice cream is delicious. RC ships have better food. More
The one pool (lido deck) is very small and always crowded. The Serenity area for adults is nice and has two hot tubs. It was rarely crowded and the lounge chairs were quite comfortable. There is quite a lot of seating on the lido deck for relaxing. Also, on deck 12 there is a nice little track for walking. The first port of call was Key West. They need to allow more time in the port. You have to be back on board the ship by 2:30 PM which doesn't give you much time to explore KW. Nassau was okay, but the ship doesn't get in to port until noon and leaves by 10 PM. Would be better to have a full day, not afternoon and evening.
Embarkation and debarkation went well. The Carnival staff is well organized and things went quickly in both processes. The crew on the ship are very good and we had great service.
This is a good cruise if you want to stay within a budget and have a lot of time on the ship for relaxation. Just watch using the "sail and sign" card or you might have a big surprise and a big bill at the end of the cruise. Less
Cabin review: 6AR220 Ocean View
R220 - lowest deck, cheapest oceanview category. Aft, starboard. The cabin was quiet, nice sized, with a nice sized bathroom. A bit far away from everything so if you have trouble walking this is not a good choice of cabin. Good closet and drawer space. No hairdryer or mini fridge. The window is nice. The lighting is good.Read All Ocean View (6A) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
I rated a 3 because of the short amount of time in this port.
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