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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review by SCTraveler55: Carnival Fantasy: Charleston to Bermuda


SCTraveler55
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Carnival Fantasy: Charleston to Bermuda

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Charleston

This was the most relaxing cruise I have had. There was alot of older folks on this cruise - some even on walkers and canes. Hardly any children - 65 total.

We were able to get on the ship within 30 minutes of driving into the terminal parking lot. Bus driver was very friendly and cheerful. The ramp used to enter the ship was a hike - especially for the older folks. We saw several older people stop for a break. One couple had trouble because they carried on luggage. My husband offerred to carry it the rest of the way - they were very grateful. Carnival should have an employee on the ramp for situations like this.

Food: All our meals were very good - whether we went to the buffet or dining room. Our dining wait staff was a little slower but very nice and apologetic - I think they were new. They also didn't get the orders right - but always corrected it immediately. If you get a chance, try out the cakes in the coffee area (not far from the casino) - the charge is More under 3.00, but the portions were huge and both cheese cake and chocolate cake were incredible.

Entertainment: The Beatles show was great - enjoyed the film before the show - so get there early. I heard the Cowboy comedian was great too. Casino was disappointing - everyone in our group lost a good deal of money - not making that mistake again. Combined with our travel agent foul up, we had bad rooms (location) which we paid good money for and the losses in the casino, we are rethinking a cruise for next year.

Bermuda: Disappointed with 1 day in Bermuda (coming in on Saturday at 4 and leaving Sunday at 4). We left the ship at 4 and took a bus to Hamilton - food was great at Hog Penny - was the best fish and chips and large portion too. Reasonable prices. Went to several bars and headed back - next day we went to Horse Shoe Bay - its a public beach but pay for food and chairs - they have bathrooms and showers. One problem - walking down to the beach was a breeze but the hike back up was harder - you can pay $2 to be driven back up. This was a quick trip - left ship at 9 to have enough time and get back to the Dockyard by 1:30 so we could fit in a little shopping - the shops there were ok for the normal tourist stuff. I think another day in Bermuda would have been perfect - 4 days at sea is too much - but if you want to wind down and relax - it will force you to do that! Less


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Cabin review: Carnival Fantasy m7

Adequate - No hair dryer. Fans would be nice since mine was confiscated as a prohibited item. Bed was confortable - bathroom was adequate. Plenty of storage. Location above the bow thrusters was rather loud wake up call.

Port and Shore Excursions


We had no trouble at all on both boarding and disembarking. Very quick process. Got to say that the TV disembarking went very well - we just watched the TV until time to leave and walked right off the ship and right through customs and were heading to the car in no time.

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