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"After reading a few of the negative reviews I can see that many people who take this cruise are amateur travelers and don't do their homework before taking a trip. I flew into Miami from Chicago and had no trouble..."Read More
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Fantastic time as a first time cruiser

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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dolphincruiser19

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

I had never been on a cruise before, so I read up a lot, and ended up having a great time. The ship itself is obviously older, and the decor is a little dated, but it is well-maintained and kept clean. Food was fine, drinks were great, and service was excellent. I bought the Cheers package, which was a fantastic choice on my part. A great part of the fun was to drink a lot all cruise long. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Porthole


An old ship doing its best

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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colormeelmo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We picked this cruise because it started and ended in San Juan PR where we wanted to have a pre and post cruise beach front resort vacation with this cruise in between. The price on this cruise was a very good value and it offered five ports over the seven night cruise. We wanted to be sure we would have our best chance for good weather getting away from the snow at home and with San Juan ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Interior

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20th anniversary - we had a blast and will definitely book on Fantasy again!

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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carnivalcosmo

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our first cruise and our first time in Mexico so we went into it with no real set expectations. I did do a bit of research beforehand (read reviews, watched Youtube vidoes) which helped us to make the most out of our trip. First off, we got the Cheers package and had a lot of fun with it - from drink service on the Serenity deck to wine and cocktails at dinner, to yummy coffee drinks at ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View


It’s what you make of it!

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Lisa3635

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I was super skeptical of taking this cruise given the reviews, but the price was great, it fit the dates we needed and was driveable. It’s a 30 year ship so yes there is wear and tear but it’s clean and comfortable. Food: Guys and the blue iguana were fantastic. We could have eaten here every meal. The dining room was hit or miss. Staff: They seemed to definitely have less staff, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior


Time to Retire

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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missgina324

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

We booked this cruise last minute to have quick family getaway during the holiday weekend. This was my 10th cruise experience and by far the worst. I did my research on the ship ahead of time so I was aware it was Carnival's oldest ship. For this reason, I was not expecting a lot of beauty and activities that you'll experience on some of the newest or newly renovated ships. I was at least hoping ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Porthole

2 Helpful Votes


Five night cruise to the Yucatan

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Win9934

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our first cruise, January 2020. We selected this cruise because it was short (5 days) and we could drive to the port (Mobile). Overall, the cruise was very enjoyable. The Fantasy ship is about 30 years old but is in very good shape and is very clean. We didn't encounter any problems with the ship or our room. Our favorite on ship event was the "Astro Nautical" band in the Cat's Lounge. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Great cruise, had a wonderful time

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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tgms

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this ship due to the Mobile port. We had never cruised Carnival and some of the reviews held me back of ships in New Orleans and Mobile. I decided I was not going to drive further to a port (Mobile is within 4 hours) so we took a chance on the Fantasy. We aimed for low expectations due to reviews and we were surprised at how much it exceeded our expectations. The food in the dining ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

1 Helpful Vote


Mediocre

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Kblans

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

My family chose to cruise for Christmas. I’ll start with the pros: Staff on this ship were amazing! Our stateroom steward, Waiyn was incredibly helpful and kind. Our dinner staff was wonderful and extremely accommodating for my one year old. As old as the ship is, I will give the staff credit for keeping it absolutely spotless. Everywhere you go on the ship, someone is cleaning something I ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


Pleasantly Surprised on the Fantasy

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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FrickeNomads

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The family and I (four of us total) went on the Fantasy for our Christmas vacation. I read a lot of reviews about the Fantasy and I'll admit I was a bit concerned about the overall condition of the ship. However, I was pleasantly surprised on how good of a shape she is in for her age. Just as I read the reviews for better insights I share here my overall experience and views of the Carnival ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

3 Helpful Votes


A Good Family Outing

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ljgordon54

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted a very cheap way to visit Cozumel and this was it. We got an inside room that was small but the total price was only $715 for the 2 of us. Embarking was fine. We carried our luggage. Disembarking was a little strange but it went quickly after we finally got in line. We left our room at 8:30 and were in our car leaving town by 9:30. Carnival is a Fun Ship and very noisy everywhere. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior

16 Helpful Votes


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