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Barbados to the Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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First cruise experience

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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GypsyTraveler94
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We chose this cruise for its convenience in boarding in Barbados, since we live close by. But early on, we realized that boarding in Barbados was a lowly second cousin to the more popular San Juan. We had ONE staff person checking us in with a CLIPBOARD, with NO questions about our recent travel to China, despite the stern email we had gotten the day before that anyone who had been there in the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Great experience

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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Shaminey
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This being my first cruise, I wasn't sure what to expect however I checked out some videos on YouTube and did some research to make sure that I had the best experience with my family. The cruise ended yesterday and I can say that it was amazing! The staff and crew of Carnival Fascination did an excellent job in making this experience great. There was always someone nearby to pick up after you or ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with children


Old ship like 1959

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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Nette12
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The ship was old and the entertainment on the ship was terrible. The food was horrible not enough choices of food. Will never book this company again. The staff was nice and the room was kept clean. Other then that just horrible. If you are going to spend that type of money I expect for it to be nice. Just wasn't enough to keep you entertainment when you are at sea. That is just about all I have ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Cruising the Carnival Fascination Local Style

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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bajancruiser24
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

As a Barbadian local, I have cruised this itinerary a couple times before on the various ships carnival has placed here. This time was with my dad and aunt to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday. The ship was pretty small but was clean and though it didn't have all the bells and whistles a larger ship would, had plenty places to relax, sit and lounge around. My only complaint would be that though ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Mediocre cruising experience except for the number of ports

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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bkuttan
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This was our fourth cruise, the third one with Carnival. During embarkation, the baggage screener threw out my empty water bottle, while she allowed water bottles for all the other 5 family members with me. That started off my cruise on the wrong footing. Guest Services: There was always a long line at guest services. I had to wait more than an hour. For the most part, they had only two people ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


First Time Cruise Experience

Review for Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern

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JanaiJameson
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We chose this cruise because we live in the Caribbean, and wanted an opportunity to explore other islands, and this was by far the most affordable option. We live in Barbados, and this particular cruise makes a round trip to and from the island, eliminating the need for a flight. Getting on and off the ship was a painless experience, and both the Carnival staff and the customs and immigration ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Nice, Relaxing Cruise but DON'T upgrade to Premium!!!

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Southern

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KingFielder
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Was going to give them 3 stars for a cheap and cheerful cruise but you have to give TUI an extra star for the help and support we received from their staff. We took 3 kids, one only 8 months and most of the airplane and ship staff were brilliant. Positives: - Drop bags at check in and don't see them again until you're at your cruise ship cabin - Great airplane staff who can't do enough ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with children


Ship all glitz and glamour no comfort

Review for MSC Preziosa to Caribbean - Southern

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Jennypan
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have pretty much been on all cruise lines and so we were keen to try MSC as they are now using the English ports and are keen to attract the British market. We were excited to try a new cruise line and had high hopes of a great experience. We were disappointed. The ship is very glitzy but has very little comfort. Sun beds were the worst on any ship and a lot of the chairs at the garden bar ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Frustrating Practices

Review for MSC Preziosa to Caribbean - Southern

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Tatey14
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The ship its self was modern clean with an impressive stairway and delivered what was expected from this class of ship . We purchased the Aurea package which gave you some extras like free drinks, package massage, my choice dining and free access to deck 18 Dining was the first problem, a high standard was expected from the team as the previous two cruises delivered this but , quality of ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Good but could improve in a few points

Review for MSC Preziosa to Caribbean - Southern

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sandycj
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We have traveled to Caribbean previously in 2017 on MSC Fantasia and had a wonderful time. It was a fly cruise. This time we flew out to Caribbean on Virgin Atlantic and this was a very pleasant experience. We decided to do a different cruise in as much as we flew to Barbados and then after On our arrival in Bridgetown we had a very pleasant surprise. As we got off the aircraft we found ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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