First and foremost, the staff on the Carnival Fantasy was amazing. Everyone we interacted with was helpful, friendly, cheerful, and made our first cruise experience just that much better.
The embarkation process was pretty smooth. It wasn't what we expected with the designated time slots, but we were on the ship in about 2 hours from dropping off luggage to getting through customs. The biggest comment is that there is a huge need for more restrooms in that luggage area. One porta-potty is not sufficient for all those passengers. With children, elderly and everyone else (and some with health concerns), bathrooms down there would be a welcome addition for the Carnival passengers. Some travel great distances to get there. our drive was over an hour. Some drove much longer. Someone could have an embarrassing moment waiting to get upstairs to the bathroom.
Disembarkation, on the other hand went very quickly and smoothly. We chose to carry off our luggage. We were off and in the car in much shorter time than estimated. Very pleased with that process.
Our cabin was clean, the closets had plenty of space and plenty of hangers. We had plenty of drawers to unpack. We had a great view out of our window. We had the twin beds put together into one large bed. It was very comfortable and we had plenty of pillows. We didn't spend much time in the room, but it was plenty of room for us to relax when we needed it.