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The exterior of the ship showed a lot of rust and the windows that were not accessible from an outside deck were covered with seawater residue. To Carnival's credit, some of the rust was being painted over at each port. We enjoy relaxing with beverages around the pool. Not on this ship. Hip-hop music played over speakers I believe were purchased used from McDonald's Drive Through. Beyond annoying. Alcohol aggressively pushed in this area. I understand that the Carnival theme is "FUN", perhaps there is sometimes too much fun. My handicapped wife was knocked to the ground by a drunk having fun dancing backwards through the crowd outside of the casino. Disembarcation was a nightmare. No elevators available to get to the gangplank. We were told to walk up one or more levels; handicapped wife is unable to climb stairs. After complaining to crew, an elevator suddenly became available for us. The food was very good and the service, as usual, was exceptional. Friendly and efficient. The shore excursions offered plenty of variety and included at least one in each port suited for the semi-disabled.

A mixed bag of good and bad

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review by GLSailor

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The exterior of the ship showed a lot of rust and the windows that were not accessible from an outside deck were covered with seawater residue. To Carnival's credit, some of the rust was being painted over at each port.

We enjoy relaxing with beverages around the pool. Not on this ship. Hip-hop music played over speakers I believe were purchased used from McDonald's Drive Through. Beyond annoying. Alcohol aggressively pushed in this area.

I understand that the Carnival theme is "FUN", perhaps there is sometimes too much fun. My handicapped wife was knocked to the ground by a drunk having fun dancing backwards through the crowd outside of the casino.

Disembarcation was a nightmare. No elevators available to get to the gangplank. We were told to walk up one or more levels; handicapped wife is unable to climb stairs. After complaining to crew, an elevator suddenly became available for us.

The food was very good and the service, as usual, was exceptional. Friendly and efficient. The shore excursions offered plenty of variety and included at least one in each port suited for the semi-disabled.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6C
Ocean View cabin. Window was opaque, too dirty from seawater that it was not possible to view anything in detail outside. Horrible TV picture and worse sound; movies available on a schedule (that could not be read because of poor video quality) instead of on-demand as experienced on several other ships. One of two lights not working in the bathroom (the one that worked was a new fixture). Inadequate seating, if you want to watch TV or read, you have to go to bed. Other than that, the cabin was clean and the bed was comfortable.
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