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Average Rating based on 2 Reviews
Value For Money  4.00/5  (4.00)
Cabin Design  3.50/5  (3.50)
Entertainment  3.00/5  (3.00)
Fitness Center  1.00/5  (1.00)
Food Quality  3.00/5  (3.00)
Ship Maintenance  2.50/5  (2.50)
Spa  4.00/5  (4.00)
Staff and Service  4.00/5  (4.00)

Compared to averages for similar items
Value For Money  3.98/5  (3.98)
Cabin Design  4.03/5  (4.03)
Entertainment  3.49/5  (3.49)
Fitness Center  4.04/5  (4.04)
Food Quality  3.86/5  (3.86)
Ship Maintenance  4.07/5  (4.07)
Spa  3.89/5  (3.89)
Specialty Restaurant  3.93/5  (3.93)
Staff and Service  4.06/5  (4.06)

 
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Carnival Fascination   new 
Carnival Fascination

The Fascination cruise ship offers you a choice of two fabulous getaway cruises in a single week. Your first choice - a 3 day weekend in The Bahamas - leaves on Friday, and remains in Nassau for 24 hours giving you plenty of time to explore all its daytime and nighttime pleasures. Sail on Monday for a 4 day adventure that includes visits to laidback Key West, Florida and colorful Cozumel.

Dining. Fascination offers a variety of dining options including steaks and lobsters. You can also choose casual dining on the Lido deck.

Entertainment. Stroll from nightclub to show lounge enjoying Carnival's nightlife. A piano bar; rock, jazz, classical--and of course karaoke--plus comedians and "Vegas-Style" shows all light up your "Fun Ship" - the Fascination. Featuring some of the largest casinos at sea, Carnival offers slots, blackjack, roulette, craps and more.

Carnival also offers a complete range of relaxing spa treatments, and provides modern, well-equipped health clubs on board.

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8 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
 
Been on many cruises and this was good for the money. Art seminar was the best, December 25, 2010
Reviewer: wc2305
Pros: The wait staff was great as well as the entertainment.
Cons: No welcome-back party for previous cruisers. Comedy was lacking
Date of cruise: 12/16/2010
Departure port: Jacksonville
Region visited: Bahamas
Cabin category: Outside
Cabin number: E73
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wc2305 saw things this way
Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   4.00/5  (4)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Food Quality   4.00/5  (4)
Ship Maintenance   3.00/5  (3)
Spa   4.00/5  (4)
Staff and Service   4.00/5  (4)

Prior to this cruise I was on the Legend in September and it was so much fun and one of the best cruises I've been on. I tried not to compare the two because the Legend is on another level. However, one of the things that keeps me coming back to Carnival is that is it the Fun Ship cruise line.

I had a great time. I was really looking forward to the comedy club, but I was a bit disappointed. I know this was a short cruise but I felt slighted that Carnival didn't do something to recognize repeat cruisers.

I'll be glad when the day comes where smoking will be prohibited on these ships. Could not enjoy the club and some of the lounges because of the smoke. I really enjoyed the art auctions and learned a lot.
 
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(Review ID: 254)
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
 
Downgraded food to keep prices low, August 30, 2010
Reviewer: kbnaperville
Pros: Jacksonville departure to minimize driving
Cons: Lack of midnight buffet and luxury
Date of cruise: 03/31/10
Departure port: jacksonville
Region visited: Bahamas
Cabin category: Outside
Cabin number: u464
Found through: CruiseCompete.com
Good for children: Yes
Good for teenagers: Yes
    
kbnaperville saw things this way
Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   3.00/5  (3)
Entertainment   2.00/5  (2)
Fitness Center   1.00/5  (1)
Food Quality   2.00/5  (2)
Ship Maintenance   2.00/5  (2)
Spa   4.00/5  (4)
Staff and Service   4.00/5  (4)

This was a last minute "cheap" cruise and served as a great intro to my family of the benefits of cruising. Earlier cruised were Carnival in 80's and Princess in 90's.

In order to keep prices down Carnival has implemented shortcuts but unless you are cruising to eat everything you can manage with the portion control.

Entertainment limited to two shows over five nights however it was a great intro for the kids and "low risk" vacation.

Happy to report the Teenage Club was great for my 16-year-old son and poolside grill often had better food than the restaurant. No "megapressure" on tips but happy to compensate staff for good service. Enjoy yourself for reasonable price but understand what you are getting for the price.
 
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