3 Carnival Fantasy Caribbean - Southern Cruise Reviews

It was a group excursion. Organization is needed for the guest service line during high peek times, example there was more than one entrance to the desk. While many remained in a single line, the rope allowed for others to walk right up ... Read More
It was a group excursion. Organization is needed for the guest service line during high peek times, example there was more than one entrance to the desk. While many remained in a single line, the rope allowed for others to walk right up skipping others for immediate service. Workers should have directed them to the roped off line area. Slow service in the Celebration Restaurant when there were few patrons, limited entre choices, processed turkey not good, baked chicken breast paddy not what was expected.I expected a fully baked chicken breast. Limited time in food court, closing time did not meet patrons' need Limited entertainment for fun at sea days. The room service and our assigned room person, Aloy was above expectations with service, courtesy, and availability. Support staff friendly and helpful. Cleanliness was maintained. Congestion and frustration existed during drop off and embarkation, assigned times for check in and out were not honored, "free for all", carline backed up to interstate. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
It's not my intent to knock the cruise down by any means, as I did not have an unpleasant time on it, quite to the contrary, notwithstanding the room size which was disappointing. A room the same size and configuration as the Grand ... Read More
It's not my intent to knock the cruise down by any means, as I did not have an unpleasant time on it, quite to the contrary, notwithstanding the room size which was disappointing. A room the same size and configuration as the Grand Suite -- one with a balcony, is basically a balcony room, not a suite, in most cruise ships, and cost much less. A suite, on the other hand, is generally a larger room that have two or more sections -- generally the bed area is one section and the living room is another. Suites also include many other perks in most ships, such as flowers, fruit baskets, and even some alcoholic drinks. This was certainly not the case on the Fantasy. Furthermore, the VIP treatment I paid for was minimal. My "priority" embarkation and debarkation turned out to be no more than everybody else's. And, just like anyone else, I had to wait in line for dining. Another drawback that I had was that in order for me to access the Serenity retreat area I have to go through an auditorium, which many times will have their chairs placed in a manner in which I can't get through without disrupting the show that's in progress (I use a power chair and can only get into the retreat through some doors and ramps in that area. Ambulatory people generally walk down a flight of stairs from the Lido deck, while I have to wheel through an auditorium on the promenade deck.) That being said, I have to admit that the service was magnificent on board the Fantasy. All of the staff members were friendly except the bar servers, who, even for the disabled, will not start anything but bar drinks for which they charge. Sometimes the bar servers are the only staff members there at certain areas, such as the Serenity Retreat, an adult only area located on the aft of the ship. Because of my disability several specialists, servers, matre d''s, and hosts have bent backwards to help me whenever they could. I can't say enough how magnificent the food was as well as the variety. Whenever someone asks me "what did I eat during the cruise?" I usually respond, "what didn't I eat during the cruise?" I could not go through even an inch of the ship without carrying my camera -- this was a must! There were very unique items to photograph, and to have photographs taken of me and the fellow I took on the cruise with me. Even the evening buffets have a unique and breathtaking feature that was worth taking pictures of. On Wednesday night they had a nice ice sculpture of which I took photo. The weather was magnificent throughout most of the cruise, especially at the ports of call we went through. In this cruise it was Grand Turk and the Bahamas. There were three ports of call overall but I could not get off at the second port of call because it was a tendered port at which I was unable to exit because my power chair. But I did take as many pictures as I could from the ship. Notwithstanding the disappointing size and lack of amenities of my state room, I still have to say the cruise was excellent and a very memorable one. If I can get an accessible room for a lot less money than I paid for this state room, I would certainly consider getting on the Carnival Fantasy for another cruise in the future. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
We couldn't decide on Mobile Holiday or Fantasy since we are from Mobile, so we went on the fantasy and it was great, never cruise before. We stayed in new orleans the night before and headed to the ship around 10:30am and had no ... Read More
We couldn't decide on Mobile Holiday or Fantasy since we are from Mobile, so we went on the fantasy and it was great, never cruise before. We stayed in new orleans the night before and headed to the ship around 10:30am and had no trouble getting on the ship, and had lunch and then went to our cabin. Everything was nice,and clean great ship and our steward for our room was great he was wonderful, I cant remember what his name was but room E147. He had to let us back in a couple times we left our card key in the room, and made sure we had everything we needed. I didn't know how I could handle being on a ship got alittle sea sick but had the patch behind the ear works!!!! No problem after that. EveryBody was nice and spoke to you, who worked on the boat. Great shows, and we didn't get to go to mexico instead went to Key West which was pretty and we enjoyed, But the only thing I  wished we could have went to another port also, since we were suppose to stop 2 ports, thats really the only bad thing I have to say, it seem like it was not enough time at key West, there were unhappy people on the boat because we didn't either go to mexico, or at least another port, I can understand about mexico, due to the flu, and that its not the crew and they are looking out for us and them.  The Dining was Ok we had the late sitting, I liked it better on the other decks, so we made the first two nights and after that we stayed with the other regular food areas. I think it may had been having to dress up alittle more, but food was ok.  Our room was clean, and a good area, we did hear alittle noise banging around not sure what it was, above but not so bad you cant sleep. Close to everything.I am ready to go again and will go back on the fantasy, I wish I could go now!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
Carnival Fantasy Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.1
Dining 3.5 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.7
Family 5.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.4
Service 5.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 5.0 4.2

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