Carnival Fascination Cabins

Editor Rating:  3.5
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Carnival Fascination Ratings

  • Category
    Member
    Editor
  • Dining
    3.9
    3.0
  • Public Rooms
    4.1
    3.0
  • Cabins
    4.0
    4.0
  • Entertainment
    3.7
    3.0
  • Spa & Fitness
    3.8
    4.0
  • Family & Children
    3.4
    4.0
  • Shore Excursions
    3.7
    3.0
  • Enrichment
    3.4
    1.0
  • Service
    4.3
    3.0
  • Value-for-Money
    4.1
    4.0
Editor Rating
3.5
Member Rating
Why Choose Carnival Fascination?
  • Pro: Offers inexpensive seven-night sailings
  • Con: Departs from San Juan and Barbados, requiring flights; balconies scarce
  • Bottom Line: Older ship that's great for simple warm-weather getaways

Carnival Fascination Cabins

Editor Rating
Cabins
4.0

Carnival Fascination has five main cabin categories: interior, oceanview, balcony, junior suite and grand suite. (Some cabins connect, so consult your deck plans closely).

Inside, oceanview and balcony cabins are all 185 square feet, slightly larger than some of the standard variety found on lines billing themselves as premium. Balcony cabins add either 35- or 55-square-foot balconies, depending on category. Most feature twin beds that can be turned into a king. In all, the ship features 1,026 staterooms, 152 of which include a private balcony. Even with the addition of 98 balconies during the 2010 overhaul, the small balcony percentage is one of the downsides of booking a ship from the pre-balcony era of 1994.

Cabins feature flat-screen TV, writing desk, telephone, safe, convenient in-bed lighting mounted on the headboard, ample closest and drawer space, and directory complete with stateroom services guide round out the modest in-cabin touches.

TV programming includes both network and cable favorites, complimentary movies and seven Carnival channels that run 24/7. Look for the Cruise Director's channel, a shore-side shopping channel, Carnival brand commercials, Fun Ship films, and tour videos.

All cabins have private bathrooms, a pair of bathrobes and shower-mounted soap and shampoo. If you're looking to have that well-coiffed look before meal time think again -- hair dryers are not part of the decor. Your cabin steward will locate a standard, no-frills hair dryer for you, but you should really plan to pack your own.

Carnival has long taken a unique approach when it comes to providing toiletries beyond the wall-mounted soap and shampoo. Look for sample sizes of well-known brand items -- Bic his/her razors; Crest toothpaste; Tylenol; deodorant; and even vitamins -- in a basket in the bathroom.

For those looking for a little more room, there are 220-square-foot junior suites. Oddly, the juniors, which are located atop the ship, feature paltry 30-square-foot balconies.

At the top of the line are the 330-square-foot Grand suites, which have either 70-square-foot (category GS) or 115-square-foot balconies (ES). All Grand Suites feature flat-screen TV's with DVD player; a wet bar area (not stocked); refrigerator/mini-bar (stocked); a sitting area with sectional sofa (double sofabed); two armchairs; twin beds that convert to a king; walk-in closet; and wall safe. The dressing area features a vanity table with sink and chair. The bathroom, meanwhile, includes a combination shower/whirlpool, double sink and hair dryer. The decent-sized balcony features a lounge chair, patio chair and table.

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Carnival Fascination Cabin Reviews

podunktx
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
90 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
This was the first time we went Oceanview instead of balcony. with so many ports, didn't think there would be much balcony time and I was right. I actually liked the layout of the beds in this room better than we have had in the balcony rooms. The ... Read more
kptkenoftx
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
Adequate for our needs. Just slept there.... Read more
toddwins
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
The aft balcony staterooms have wonderful views off the rear of the ship. However, as with the rest of the ship, the cabins are old and worn. The balcony glass was extremely dirty/old making the view less than what it could have been. The view ... Read more
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