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Carnival Fantasy Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1122 reviews
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Great cruise, had a wonderful time

Review for Carnival Fantasy to the Western Caribbean
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tgms
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Ocean View

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 room was the best food we've had on a cruise yet. I don't understand the reviews that say their food was awful. Ours was fantastic, everything cooked perfectly from their flank steak to chicken, etc. Tasty and wonderful! Our waiters were fantastic and called us by name as soon as we went in each night. They were delightful.

Our room steward was also great, calling us by name daily. He was in stealth mode and would slip in almost as soon as we left and the room would be clean when we got back from breakfast or wherever. We asked for ice one time and had it refreshed daily by him and his memory everyday. Asked for extra towels and he never forgot to do that either.

Our cabin was a window view on deck 7 and the location was extremely convenient. Just one flight up the steps to our dining room. It had no smells and I was worried about being hot after some reviews, but it was super cool. Air worked great. We actually had to turn down the air some and I stay hot...so I was pleased! No, the cabin is not newly decorated but the beds were comfy, there was lots of lighting, the air temp was great and our bathroom was always clean. Zero smells. All the previous bad reviews make me wonder was it the same ship. Most comfortable bed on a cruise so far. There was plenty of storage space. Tv was small (think small computer monitor size) but we got Turner classic (yeah!) and a few channels. It was better than other ships we've been on. We did not try the wifi or internet. We go to unplug.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Our cabin was a window view on deck 7 and the location was extremely convenient. Just one flight up the steps to our dining room. It had no smells and I was worried about being hot after some reviews, but it was super cool. Air worked great. We actually had to turn down the air some and I stay hot...so I was pleased! No, the cabin is not newly decorated but the beds were comfy, there was lots of lighting, the air temp was great and our bathroom was always clean. Zero smells. All the previous bad reviews make me wonder was it the same ship. Most comfortable bed on a cruise so far. There was plenty of storage space. Tv was small (think small computer monitor size) but we got Turner classic (yeah!) and a few channels. It was better than other ships we've been on. The room had some wear and tear but honestly nothing bothered me. It was comfortable, clean and a good location. Water pressure seemed better on this ship. Had zero problems with hot water or other issues.... great room, just a little dated/wear and tear but so am I. Room had a pull down bed but we didn't use it, so it would hold 3 persons. We used the bed as a king and it still had a pull down. Just a chair to sit in, it was fine. No couch, etc. I missed the couches from our other 2 cruises but we managed just fine. Chair was comfy and I'd sit it in to watch tv.

Port Reviews

Mobile

Easiest port yet. Friendly folks (except for one police man who barked at us for trying to change lanes in the port, apparently that was a no-no). Have never seen so friendly of port workers. Debarkation a breeze once we got off the ship---just sailed on through. Porters friendly and easy to find. Park early,so you don't have to park in overflow parking.

Progreso

Great shopping prices, friendly people.

Cozumel

Been here 2 or 3 times already. We came in at a different pier than on Royal or Celebrity. So, shopping area was a little different to us, but found the same things. Prices higher than Progresso but we found treats at both stops. We knew they'd hound us to come in shops, so we knew to say a pleasant no thank you and keep going if not interested. We knew what to expect in Cozumel, we didn't venture out.... since we've been there before. Just shopped and then went back to the ship--fun day.

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