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Embarkation was QUICK! I was surprised after reading some reviews at how fast we boarded the Fantasy. We arrived at the port, dropped off luggage, parked, through the embarkation process and on board with beverage in hand in about an hour. The ship was clean throughout and doesn't show her age. Our cabin (V32) was nice, our room steward Astika was great. He had an answer for all our questions and room was cleaned in the morning and bed was turned down in the evening. Only one night we couldn't figure out what the towel critter was. The food was excellent. The service in the dining room left something to be desired though. We chose any time dining, and I think this was the glitch. The folks around us who had assigned dining seemed to get much better service. I'm attributing this to the fact that they would see the same wait staff every night and we only saw the same staff twice and not on consecutive nights. However, this shouldn't be an excuse to provide poor service. Next cruise we will go with assigned dining and see. Entertainment was good. Risa the cruise director was entertaining. The first two days were a wash as the patch put my wife to sleep. We did enjoy the soul man of New Orleans and the action comedy of Thinh Foo(sp?). The only shore excursion we took was the Jeep Tour in Freeport. Mark the tour guide was very entertaining and informative. We went on our own in Key West and Nassau. All the services on board were superb with the exception of the wait staff in the dining rooms. We visited Guest Services a few times, the shore excursions desk, the internet cafe, etc. The entire staff was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. All in all it was a great time and we will cruise again. We would like to try another cruise line to compare, but we would not have any problems booking again with Carnival, especially the Fantasy.

Great time on Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review by one_particular_harbor

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Embarkation was QUICK! I was surprised after reading some reviews at how fast we boarded the Fantasy. We arrived at the port, dropped off luggage, parked, through the embarkation process and on board with beverage in hand in about an hour.

The ship was clean throughout and doesn't show her age. Our cabin (V32) was nice, our room steward Astika was great. He had an answer for all our questions and room was cleaned in the morning and bed was turned down in the evening. Only one night we couldn't figure out what the towel critter was.

The food was excellent. The service in the dining room left something to be desired though. We chose any time dining, and I think this was the glitch. The folks around us who had assigned dining seemed to get much better service. I'm attributing this to the fact that they would see the same wait staff every night and we only saw the same staff twice and not on consecutive nights. However, this shouldn't be an excuse to provide poor service. Next cruise we will go with assigned dining and see.

Entertainment was good. Risa the cruise director was entertaining. The first two days were a wash as the patch put my wife to sleep. We did enjoy the soul man of New Orleans and the action comedy of Thinh Foo(sp?). The only shore excursion we took was the Jeep Tour in Freeport. Mark the tour guide was very entertaining and informative. We went on our own in Key West and Nassau.

All the services on board were superb with the exception of the wait staff in the dining rooms. We visited Guest Services a few times, the shore excursions desk, the internet cafe, etc. The entire staff was knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

All in all it was a great time and we will cruise again. We would like to try another cruise line to compare, but we would not have any problems booking again with Carnival, especially the Fantasy.
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Cabin 4I V32
Good cabin. Great Location. Very quiet,easy to transit the ship from this location. Both atrium elevators go to verandah and sports deck. Only two in the elevator lobby go to top two decks.
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