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839 Carnival Fascination Cruise Reviews
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horriblecruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
Most horrible customer service the staff did not care about your complains. All they say we are sorry but there is nothing we can do. We spent the first 5 hours on the first day trying to have the steward change the configuration of the ... Read more
tiggerlvr
Member Since 2011
1 review
118 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Even though we had done this itinerary before, it was one we were ready to do again-with a couple of days in Barbados! Because we embarked in Barbados, it was very easy. Carnival was ready for the couple of hundred people who were ... Read more
MirandaLVisser
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
To start off with and give a little bit of context, my family chose this cruise in particular to celebrate my grandparent's anniversary both of which are smokers and refuse to set foot in Mexico thus limiting our options. I've cruised two ... Read more
froggy1313
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose due to the itinerary. (Southern Caribbean leaving out of San Juan). I was told by a friend the itinarary was a WOW (it was) however the ship was trash. This is my 10th Carnival cruise. All but one on old ships. I know what to ... Read more
rocky_oliver
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. My wife and I have cruised on Carnival about 10 times, this was our 7 year old son's third cruise and 2nd for our 4 year old. We also had our adult daughter and her 18 month old daughter with ... Read more
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podunktx
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
93 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. There were 5 ports after leaving San Juan....only one true sea day. We were busy everyday and exhausted in the evening, but did go to a couple of the comedy shows, that we did enjoy. Our embarkation ... Read more
kptkenoftx
Member Since 2009
1 review
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports it visits. Even though we are very experienced cruisers there were three of the ports that we had not visited before so we were very anxious to experience them. We are both Platinum with ... Read more
toddwins
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We knew the ship was old, but we chose this cruise for the fantastic itinerary. This was our 10th cruise; 2nd on Carnival. The itinerary proved so worth it. We loved every port. The ship, however, ranks very low, as did the overall ... Read more
georgiacat
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
221 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We flew into San Juan a couple of days early for our Southern Caribbean cruise and stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott, Isla Verde because we wanted to stay on the beach. The room was very nice with a view of the beach. The beach area ... Read more
adriennelo
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
Great cruise for those who like to sightsee. As others mentioned, this is an older ship. However, it has all the amenities you'd expect and served our needs well. The pool area is quite small, but we weren't interested anyway as we were ... Read more
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KandiKane
Member Since 2007
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and for the fact that it was not a mega ship. We prefer a smaller ship. We never stood in line for anything. Service was A-one. The food was always hot and fresh. While the state rooms are ... Read more
dolphinlfk
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise based on the ports. We had done this same cruise on the Valor 3 years ago and this being a smaller ship there were a lot of differences. I had a credit from a prior cruise that we cancelled which they applied to this ... Read more
ski522
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My biggest complaint is the lines on the ship for food when there is clearly enough stations available to mitigate that. Also they have a bad habit of shutting down stations at the worst possible time, that being around 4:30PM when you've ... Read more
grandmkmk
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
175 forum posts
36 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for it's great itinerary and only one Sea-Day. We also wanted a cruise leaving from San Juan and able to experience the southern Caribbean islands. The only thing we would have enjoyed more is to have had the one ... Read more
Sunsets18
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose this Cruise Ship because our friends , our very best friends from Chicago won a Carnival Cruise. They decided on the Fascination over every other Caribbean Cruise ship because of its destinations. St Kitts, St Lucia, Barbados. ... Read more
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BLTT59
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This cruise was a long awaited vacation that was, for me, very disappointing. One of the first things I noticed when we went to our cabin was the dirty windows, just like others had talked about on some of the boards I read. I was sure ... Read more
maymoni
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We booked a suite on the fascination since we have 3 kids and also wanted a balcony. It was an awesome decision as the other rooms would have been very tiny for our family. Our room was great and we had lots of room to leave the couch as a ... Read more
KCGreg
Member Since 2004
1 review
125 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Just got off the Fascination. It's definitely an older ship. Not terrible, but it lacks some things I really like, such as a wrap-around promenade deck and an adults only pool. I really, really miss the wrap-around promenade deck, ... Read more
Prairieson
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had not been to Puerto Rico or any of the islands on the itinerary. We enjoyed PR and each of the islands in their unique. It was a new adventure and scenery each day. We prefer port days to sea days, ... Read more
love4trvl
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
57 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had 10 adults and 3 children traveling. Don't listen to all of the bad reviews. The staff were very friendly throughout the ship. The food was very good. We had the anytime dining, but ... Read more
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Simcas
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Carnival Fascination. This review is based on this one experience so I have nothing to compare it against. Let's start with the good a) the food quality was good (and see below) there was lots of it b) the ship didn't sink (at ... Read more
Stick93
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Don't shy away from this cruise. Action packed and fun fun fun. The service was amazing and fast. Plenty of room By the pool and water area. Shows were same as all the carnival ships - comedy was excellent. As usual bar and drink selection ... Read more
Snowbaby369
Member Since 2013
1 review
76 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We enjoy cruising each year and have done so for 15 years plus. We have found though that the WOW factor slips a bit more each time. They are slipping in more and more charges for things that used to be included. No longer can you ... Read more
elliottclarence
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
I did extensive research for a southern Caribbean cruise and opted for Carnival Fascination due to value and number of ports. This was our first cruise as I always thought cruises were too formal and stodgy. This was another reason for ... Read more
Pbheroes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
The ship is the oldest in the fleet however that doesn't stop it from being a fun cruise. The crew was awesome. The captain talked for about 20 minutes on the behind the fun tour which usually isn't done. Only upgrade that I could ... Read more
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