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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by fozman68

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Best ever will always be our first.

Getting on the ship was odd, as we entered in the level 3 gangway, and not the atrium. The reason, is the Atrium area is really small. but so is the whole ship. The ship was very clean, and the latest updates are on point. Our cabin once again was small, but works fine. The food in the dining room changes daily, with a few regular items for those who want the same food every night. It was always hot, and tasted amazing. especially the deserts. Getting into the dining room on Formal Night, was a long wait, and the service was a bit slow. The only negative I have is, Carnival has cut the amount of crew they carry on each ship, and it showed on Formal Night. The ports where all beautiful, and times at port were perfect. Getting off the ship always had a bit of a line and I put this on the new technology they use, as they use a tablet to scan everyone on and off the boat.

The Entertainment was very entertaining from the big shows to the comedians. Most importantly the best part was the other guests on the ship, from our good friends that we always travel with, to the new friends we just met, from Houston, TX, Nashville, TN and Toronto, Canada! ,

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Cabin Review

Cabin 8A M242

Small but clean, bed was very comfortable. plenty of closet space, and safe worked perfect. Hair dryer worked great (full size), balcony was small, just enough room for 2 chairs and a small table.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


This was amazing, took, 5 pairs and we all had a great time. very safe, and easy. most importantly, it was so beautiful and quite up there, the chute gets so far away from the boat, that it's just you 2 gliding over the beautiful blue waters.

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Shipwreck Snorkel

This also included a 4x4 island tour which was a lot of fun, gave us a great tour of the island, with shortcuts through the sugar fields, on dirt roads and seeing many plantation homes. After the 4x4 tour, we went on a small boat to the Shipwreck Snorkel which was some of the better snorkeling because of the crystal clear waters, and the tour guides.

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St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Took a cab to tour the island for an hour, and I knew the island is based on tourism but this is the one island, I wished I stayed on the ship. Stopped at a street vendors are, where we were bombarded and made us feel uncomfortable. We finally got outta there, and told our driver to just take us back to the ship. Don't remember the island, being beautiful, just poor.


Beach Break was for the French side, thinking it's been a year since the hurricanes, but they took us to the dutch side beach. The bay they took us too was rough, but this was due to a storm that hit the night before. The lunch was very good, and the area was very beautiful.

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