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Our cabin had mold around the frame. Food was terrible (comparing to other Carnival ships). Overall the ship was dirty. Water and coffee had an algae/earthy taste as filters are not changed in the dispensing machines. French fries were always black due to old burnt oil. Be ware of the scams in the fun shop. I purchased a watch for $180.00 because of their great on board sale (which was a scam). The price tag was supposedly $995.00 (as per salesperson). At San Juan airport the same watch was $200.00 with a second one completely free. They inflate the prices purposely and then they pretend to give you a discount. Stay away from their art sales of overpriced posters. The buffet had very limited food. For the first time I actually lost weight on a cruise. the ship itself is rundown and rusty. I wrote to them to complain ad they just sent me a survey to fill up. The VIFP program is a joke; If you travel with them many times you get a free bottle of water in the cabin (BIG WOW). We didn't even go to their entertainment (always the same thing) I WILL NEVER cruise with carnival again

Best as scrap metal

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by thebluto

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Our cabin had mold around the frame. Food was terrible (comparing to other Carnival ships). Overall the ship was dirty. Water and coffee had an algae/earthy taste as filters are not changed in the dispensing machines. French fries were always black due to old burnt oil. Be ware of the scams in the fun shop. I purchased a watch for $180.00 because of their great on board sale (which was a scam). The price tag was supposedly $995.00 (as per salesperson). At San Juan airport the same watch was $200.00 with a second one completely free. They inflate the prices purposely and then they pretend to give you a discount. Stay away from their art sales of overpriced posters. The buffet had very limited food. For the first time I actually lost weight on a cruise. the ship itself is rundown and rusty. I wrote to them to complain ad they just sent me a survey to fill up. The VIFP program is a joke; If you travel with them many times you get a free bottle of water in the cabin (BIG WOW). We didn't even go to their entertainment (always the same thing) I WILL NEVER cruise with carnival again
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Tried to solve this directly with Carnival but their customer service is worse than their ships