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Carnival Fantasy Review

4.0 / 5.0
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family cruise, food has gone downhill

Review for Carnival Fantasy to the Western Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2010
Traveled with children

Drove and parked at carnival terminal parking garage, arriving about 1:30 pm. 75$. Some people parked on some empty fields near there only to discover their cars were towed upon return. Yikes. Embarkation long, about 2 hours from parking the car to getting on the boat, long lines. In the parking terminal, they have about 14 cars drive in and unload, then park, then another 14 drive in unload etc so that took a good while.

Our cabin was M230 and was quiet for the most part. Beds, linens and pillows high quality. Lots of college and high schoolers on this trip ready to party, although surprisingly enough it was the middle school crews who ran rampant causing havoc, cutting in lines, playing in elevators etc without adult supervision and I am pretty tolerant having 3 kids of my own and being a teacher also.

We did witness 3 arguments over saved outdoor chaise seating that they had to call security in to referree. LOL. On at sea days if you tried to look anywhere for a seat at 9am there were none to be had.

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We hopped a taxi which was easy to catch right outside the terminal. Set rates are posted so you know exactly what you will pay no matter how long it takes or which taxi you pick. 28$ roundtrip to Paradise Beach. 12$ for bracelet for unlimited activities. We had a blast and the 8yo loved it. We rented a locker , iirc it was 2$ with a 20$ deposit. Lots of inflatable water toys to keep them busy and servers swing by often to check on you for drinks/food. Guacamole and chips were very good and an order of french fries would feed about 4 people I think. Plenty of umbrellas.

Playa del Carmen (Calica)

Taxi stand right outside the terminal with rates posted. We caught a taxi to the shopping area and then a few blocks walk to public beach. Sand and water gorgeous. No public beach chair rentals however that we could find. Quaint shopping areas. This is not a pretty port when you dock, looks like a concrete/sand plant but the city and beach were fab that we saw.

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