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Mobile to the Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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3.6
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369 reviews
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Great Trip. It is what you make of it
"After reading all the reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. So lets start from when you first arrive. The port at Mobile was super easy. We pulled our car right up, they took our luggage. After parking the car..."Read More
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arstandr

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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It’s what you make of it!

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Lisa3635

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I was super skeptical of taking this cruise given the reviews, but the price was great, it fit the dates we needed and was driveable. It’s a 30 year ship so yes there is wear and tear but it’s clean and comfortable. Food: Guys and the blue iguana were fantastic. We could have eaten here every meal. The dining room was hit or miss. Staff: They seemed to definitely have less staff, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior


Five night cruise to the Yucatan

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Win9934

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our first cruise, January 2020. We selected this cruise because it was short (5 days) and we could drive to the port (Mobile). Overall, the cruise was very enjoyable. The Fantasy ship is about 30 years old but is in very good shape and is very clean. We didn't encounter any problems with the ship or our room. Our favorite on ship event was the "Astro Nautical" band in the Cat's Lounge. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Great cruise, had a wonderful time

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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tgms

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this ship due to the Mobile port. We had never cruised Carnival and some of the reviews held me back of ships in New Orleans and Mobile. I decided I was not going to drive further to a port (Mobile is within 4 hours) so we took a chance on the Fantasy. We aimed for low expectations due to reviews and we were surprised at how much it exceeded our expectations. The food in the dining ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

1 Helpful Vote


Pleasantly Surprised on the Fantasy

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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FrickeNomads

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The family and I (four of us total) went on the Fantasy for our Christmas vacation. I read a lot of reviews about the Fantasy and I'll admit I was a bit concerned about the overall condition of the ship. However, I was pleasantly surprised on how good of a shape she is in for her age. Just as I read the reviews for better insights I share here my overall experience and views of the Carnival ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Nice cheap cruise. You have to remember you get what you pay for.

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Kevintheman

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I chose this cruise due to price and the fact that Mobile is only 5.5 hours from home. BOARDING Got to cruise terminal around 11.30 and were parked and on ship in 25 min. CABIN..We got a outside room with a window. The room is what you would expect small but everything in room worked and the room was very clean from start to finish. The bathroom was small but seemed bigger to me ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior

4 Helpful Votes


Great short cruise with a few quirks on the aging Fantasy

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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CaptZipp

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Embarkation 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 ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Porthole

1 Helpful Vote


Calm Seas, but Spring Break Children

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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marshhawk

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I wanted to spend my 65th birthday on a beach in Mexico, so we booked this cruise on the Fantasy. We embarked in Mobile, which is close to home, and drove down the day before the cruise from Atlanta. Minus our mandatory stop at Cracker Barrel and a gas stop, it took about 5 hours. The night before the cruise we stayed at the Microtel in Saraland. They offer a great park and cruise package with ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Porthole

17 Helpful Votes


First time cruisers

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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djembeist

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

For our ten year anniversary we wanted to try a cruise. It was awesome. I will bullet point this for first time cruisers. What to do: Embarkation was overwhelming. Check your bags BUT have a small bag with necessities such as sunscreen and cell phone charger. I would NOT recommended carrying your own bags... You will lug them around for about 3 hours until room is clean. Check them, grab ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


A fun time

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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Chatugegirl779

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because I had just spent several weeks cooking for, and organizing, a party for my husband’s 75th birthday and I needed a break. We have been on over 40 cruises, on several different cruise lines,in the last 20 years and some have been better than others. We have cruised Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, Holland America, Celebrity, Cunard’s Queen Mary II and a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

1 Helpful Vote


Fun filled cruise with Fantastic Staff

Review for Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western

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BambooChicken

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We were looking for a 5 day Carnival cruise that left out of Mobile, AL. The Carnival Fantasy is a lady showing her age and while we were onboard the crew were doing some serious repairs and updates. The 3rd day into the cruise they closed the Blue Iguana Bar and were sanding and adding a fresh coat of varnish. There were several days we saw crew members carrying very large sections of hand ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


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