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Carnival Fantasy Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1052 reviews
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Great short cruise with a few quirks on the aging Fantasy

Review for Carnival Fantasy to the Western Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Porthole
Carnival Fantasy
Downtown Progreso
Progreso beach and pier to the ships dock.


Smooth! If you're driving to the Mobile Alabama port get there early. We arrived one hour prior to our "scheduled" time and got one of the very last parking spots. Upon pulling up to the garage you'll be directed to one of several lanes where the baggage handlers will collect the bags you don't want to carry on. Make sure your luggage is clearly marked with your stateroom printout tags. Then it's straight on to park. Traversing security you'll find the metal detectors are very sensitive (good). Getting through security was a breeze, about 20 minutes between parking and stepping on board. If you're waiting for your stateroom to be ready, one option is to grab lunch at the Lido Deck buffet (10) It will be busy.

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Cabin Review


Cabin PT

It was clean, quiet, and the bathroom and shower were big enough to not feel claustrophobic. We were able to get a porthole cabin at the inside price. Like most cruise ships, it's short on power receptacles so consider bringing a power strip (non surge protection type). The bed was comfy, linens were crisp, carpet was clean. The drawer slides are a bit worn.

Port Reviews


Cozumel scuba diving is extraordinary! This was a two tank certified dive. The dive master and boat operators are very good.


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Had a blast just walking around, people watching, and having a beverage at the bar across the street from the beach. Lots of little shops. Negotiate. $25.00 U.S. 1 hour massages available on the beach and next to the bus stop.

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