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Aladdin's Lamp
"On board the Carnival FunShip Fascination is like living with “Aladdin's Lamp” First time on a cruise which has been postponed for many years, for many reasons. Then this "oh, never on Carnival" comments we..."Read More
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Good Value on an Intimate Ship

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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Wanderlust313

6-10 Cruises

Age 2020s

My husband and I usually prefer to cruise with RCC but went on this cruise as part of a large group of friends and family. We were worried about the ship because it's old, comparatively small and had lots of not-so-good reviews. My advice is to just ignore the bad reviews. We had a great time and the ship was very nice. Yes, it's clear she's having some plumbing issues, but other than a VERY ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Porthole


The last Fascination cruise...for now

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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tammyjw305

10+ Cruises

First of all, huge kudos to Carnival for taking very good care of us in these crazy times. They started by giving us a generous OBC per cabin (we had 2 with the kids in a connected room) the Friday before our cruise left on Sunday. It was for staying on the cruise, but we had to cancel 3 days before. So, we were excited about the OBC. They switched out St. Lucia ahead of time since St. Lucia did ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Ocean View

12 Helpful Votes


Cruising the Carnival Fascination Local Style

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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bajancruiser24

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

As a Barbadian local, I have cruised this itinerary a couple times before on the various ships carnival has placed here. This time was with my dad and aunt to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday. The ship was pretty small but was clean and though it didn't have all the bells and whistles a larger ship would, had plenty places to relax, sit and lounge around. My only complaint would be that though ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Skagway


A mixed bag of good and bad

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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GLSailor

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The exterior of the ship showed a lot of rust and the windows that were not accessible from an outside deck were covered with seawater residue. To Carnival's credit, some of the rust was being painted over at each port. We enjoy relaxing with beverages around the pool. Not on this ship. Hip-hop music played over speakers I believe were purchased used from McDonald's Drive Through. Beyond ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Ocean View

4 Helpful Votes


Grand Suite/Extended balcony worth every penny

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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taylormaid21

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because of the ports that are every day and for the majority of the day. We don't like too many 'days at sea'. We are not really interested in the activities aboard the ship but rather the ports of call. These were all great islands with a variety of scenery and things to do. We chose the grand suite with the extended balcony because we like to sit on the balcony and enjoy the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Extended Balcony Grand Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Just not sure.

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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kmor321

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

As always the people that take care of your room are great at their job...Food was very bland. Food in the Dining room had to be sent back numerous times by people that were setting at our table due to being over cooked, under cooked, items in their food that people were allergic to, Food was very flavor list. Our boat had a place where you could order special sandwiches. Asked for pickles ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Nadi


You get what you pay for

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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jadecruiser00

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

Flew in the same day as embarkation day. Everything went smoothly. The ship is more than 20 years old and it is pretty evident in a lot of places around the ship. The ship is pretty small and there’s not as many things to do as there are on the bigger, newer ships. I found myself bored at times even with 4-5 friends my age with me. The dinning room food was always great, the main buffet not so ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Nadi

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Best as scrap metal

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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thebluto

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Our cabin had mold around the frame. Food was terrible (comparing to other Carnival ships). Overall the ship was dirty. Water and coffee had an algae/earthy taste as filters are not changed in the dispensing machines. French fries were always black due to old burnt oil. Be ware of the scams in the fun shop. I purchased a watch for $180.00 because of their great on board sale (which was a scam). ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

12 Helpful Votes


Fascination Cruise

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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seanugget

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

All in all this cruise was OK. We were originally booked on the Horizon but hurricane Dorian had other plans for us so we rebooked on the Fascination simply for the ports. We had sailed this ship before and we really liked it. It's smaller and older but it's not bad. Could use some freshening up here and there. We booked because of the ports and not for the ship. Sailed out of San Juan, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

52 Helpful Votes


Wonderful

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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Betty 416

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The cruise started in San Juan,Puerto Rico. Was my first cruise. I am 74 years old and was a little nervous. The whole trip was nothing but enjoyable. I have never had a more relaxing, better vacation. Our steward was a joy to meet and be around the entire trip. My cousin who I was traveling with in disabled and uses a walker. Everyone went out of their way to help her any way they could. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Nadi

3 Helpful Votes


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