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7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Barbados

7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Barbados

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Carnival Fascination
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Barbados
  • Day 2
    St. Lucia
  • Day 3
    St. Kitts
  • Day 4
    St. Maarten
  • Day 5
    San Juan
  • Day 6
    St. Thomas
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Barbados

Carnival Fascination

Carnival Fascination - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Offers inexpensive seven-night sailings

Cons

Departs from San Juan and Barbados, requiring flights; balconies scarce

Bottom Line

Older ship that's great for simple warm-weather getaways


Cruise Reviews

4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Dying ship, everything either falling apart or not working. It’s sad that they show you fancy videos online but don’t deliver the same product. We had a huge issue with the recreation team and the waterworks area. There video ... Read More
Dying ship, everything either falling apart or not working. It’s sad that they show you fancy videos online but don’t deliver the same product. We had a huge issue with the recreation team and the waterworks area. There video online shows a wonderful water area, but it’s not from that shop even though it’s advertised that way. Our room was dirty on arrival. Every 30 minutes the pool team would hassle our youngest asking if he is potty trained. I understand do your job but communicate with the next person. It was so annoying. Never again carnival. The special needs personnel was great in PR that help our son with Down syndrome on board. Half the recreation items didn’t work and have to for a long time. When we asked the crew they said it hasn’t worked for a long time. False advertising on their website. Sad we been on many carnival cruises, but not again. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I will start with our demographics: We are regular cruisers ( 10 cruises on different lines). We are in our mid 50's and were travelling with a senior citizen. We are not "picky" cruisers, and understand there are many things ... Read More
I will start with our demographics: We are regular cruisers ( 10 cruises on different lines). We are in our mid 50's and were travelling with a senior citizen. We are not "picky" cruisers, and understand there are many things that are outside of the cruise lines control. This time is very different. We chose this cruise because of the ports, and the price point. It really was very economical for a 1 week cruise. I will start with the negatives and end on a positive note. This biggest negative for us, and it was a big one- the unruly children. Travelling the first week of December we thought that there wouldn't be many children. It's not that we dislike children, but this was over the top. The children took over the ship and I am not kidding. they were running up and down the halls, jumping in the elevators, pressing all the buttons etc. The two worst areas were the pools/hot tubs and the buffet. The children were running around the pool, jumping into the pools and splashing everyone, The hot tubs were horrible. At one point we counted 19 children in one hot tub. There never seemed to be any parental controls, There was running, screaming, splashing, knocking people over, and that is exactly what happened in the buffet as well. Children were running around, yelling, taking food with their hands, etc etc. I would normally say this falls completely within the responsibility of the parents; however, there were staff that saw all of this and ignored it. The Pool area was chaos- There was a "lifeguard" on duty but he never did or said anything. At one point there were two babies in the hot tub with diapers! This is a health and safety issue. The parents thought it was cute. Carnival you really need to have staff speak up when there is such a violation, and I am certain 19 people ( children) in the hot tub is also against health and safety. This was by far the biggest negative for us. Now for the positives and there were many. 1st we were offered an upgrade a few days before we sailed! What an amazing surprise- this has never happened before, so we took it. It was a balcony ( jr suite) and we are really glad we did. the cabin was the standard balcony size but the balcony was very very small, but that is ok it was still a balcony. Embarkation was excellent- in fact from arriving at the port to being on the ship was maximum 15 mins. It was very smooth. The rooms were not ready until 1:30 so we had lots of time to explore and get lunch. Sail away was not until 8:30 pm as it was from San Juan- it was well done. Muster station ( again beyond what Carnival can take responsibility for) passengers please go to your muster station- I am not sure people realize they if they don't go they literally hold up EVERYONE until they are accounted for. The ship is older, yes, but it is very clean, easy to get around, children not withstanding, and the staff were great. The food was good, and we enjoyed the quality. There was one day in the buffet that the pork carving station was cold pork and a bit chewy- but the rest of the food was fairly good. We ate in the dinning room 5 of the nights and it was excellent. The escargot was really good. The lobster was excellent and our waiter even brought a second plate. As always my favorite is the chocolate melting cake, Ymm. The buffet is smaller than on other ships but had a nice selection. There are the usual's- Guy's burger joint, the Taco station, the sandwich bar, the salad bar, the pizza place and the dessert bar. There really were lots of options. It's not elegant or fine dinning but it was good. We found the food on this cruise better than our last cruise on Norwegian. The entertainment wasn't bad. The dancing shows were ok, but the comedians were excellent. We really enjoyed the many shows per night and there was lots of room in the lounge. Karaoke was good as well. The itinerary is very port heavy which we knew. The only port we were a little frustrated at was St. Kitts. We got off the ship early to catch a cab to Cockleshell beach. We were asked to stay in a waiting area until the cab could fill the van.....it took about 30 mins- so in hindsight wished we had just gone solo in a cab outside the cruise area. Overall it was a great cruise with very few issues. The only negative were the unruly children. I would ask that Carnival look at it's "rules and regulations" around the pool and hot tubs and enforce them- someone is going to get hurt badly otherwise and what we experienced is not consistent with health and safety standards. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
It was one of the best cruises of my life. Crew were very courteous, friendly, and helpful. Ship was clean and the food was better than the last few cruises. The big problem was with the bathroom. The step up into the bathroom was the ... Read More
It was one of the best cruises of my life. Crew were very courteous, friendly, and helpful. Ship was clean and the food was better than the last few cruises. The big problem was with the bathroom. The step up into the bathroom was the problem. The step was too high. I can not do stairs. It hurt every time I stepped up into it. Next time I will bring an extra small step to make it easier. Then when it was time to go home, I was told to be in the theater at 7:15 I The morning as I was group 1. At 8:30 they did not know about wheel chairs to get off the ship. Some people did not make their plane. Finally the wheel chairs showed up. The guy who helped me out, had never pushed any one in a wheelchair. I slipped and fell. No big deal. Finally got off. Beauty and Ruth in the casino were very helpful and friendly. The lady who cleaned our room was exceptional. With out asking she cleaned the room twice a day and refilled the cooler with ice, that I brought. I have 10 more cruises booked with Carnival. This ship was just not handicapped friendly with the friendlyest crew. I really enjoyed my self. Read Less
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