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Flew in the same day as embarkation day. Everything went smoothly. The ship is more than 20 years old and it is pretty evident in a lot of places around the ship. The ship is pretty small and there’s not as many things to do as there are on the bigger, newer ships. I found myself bored at times even with 4-5 friends my age with me. The dinning room food was always great, the main buffet not so much. Pools and Hot tubs can be crowded, especially right after setting sail from port. This cruise itinerary is very intensive , with 5 ports of call and one sea day for a 7 day cruise. There were some shows and deck parties but again not as interesting, fun , or updated as the newer ships now a days. I stayed in the penthouse on the 12th deck adjacent to the Spa, so my room was very big and always well kept, mainly because the crew wanted extra money lol. I have sailed this ship 4 times and each and every time I either had penthouse 1 or 2 so I cant speak for any of the other staterooms. I did do excursions but they weren’t with the cruise line. If traveling with younger kids , Camp Carnival will be the place for them. Teens usually go to Club 02 to meet each other than can be seen running around the ship. Overall, this cruise is worth it for the ports that you go to. 5 ports for as low as $400 is a good price , but don’t expect much else. Also, sometimes people can be a little rowdy and rude on the ship. There were teens yelling and cursing at crew members, as well altercations where security came in and a woman had to be handcuffed.

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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by jadecruiser00

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Flew in the same day as embarkation day. Everything went smoothly. The ship is more than 20 years old and it is pretty evident in a lot of places around the ship. The ship is pretty small and there’s not as many things to do as there are on the bigger, newer ships. I found myself bored at times even with 4-5 friends my age with me. The dinning room food was always great, the main buffet not so much. Pools and Hot tubs can be crowded, especially right after setting sail from port. This cruise itinerary is very intensive , with 5 ports of call and one sea day for a 7 day cruise. There were some shows and deck parties but again not as interesting, fun , or updated as the newer ships now a days. I stayed in the penthouse on the 12th deck adjacent to the Spa, so my room was very big and always well kept, mainly because the crew wanted extra money lol. I have sailed this ship 4 times and each and every time I either had penthouse 1 or 2 so I cant speak for any of the other staterooms. I did do excursions but they weren’t with the cruise line. If traveling with younger kids , Camp Carnival will be the place for them. Teens usually go to Club 02 to meet each other than can be seen running around the ship. Overall, this cruise is worth it for the ports that you go to. 5 ports for as low as $400 is a good price , but don’t expect much else. Also, sometimes people can be a little rowdy and rude on the ship. There were teens yelling and cursing at crew members, as well altercations where security came in and a woman had to be handcuffed.
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My cabin was very spacious. It was a one bedroom penthouse with a living room, walk in closet and bar with lots of space. Also had giant windows that face the pool on Lido deck
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