Carnival Fantasy

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  • My First Carnival Fantasy

    Aug 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good choice for 1st timers Short and can be had relatively inexpensively Fun and relaxing
    Cons: Crowded Can be tacky Awful decor

    Summary: Note: some parts of this were written immediately following the cruise; other parts were written over the past several months. We just returned today from a 3 night cruise on Carnival's Fantasy. The ship sails between Port Canaveral in ... read more

  • Great time on Fantasy

    Jul 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of activities and food, Never felt crowded, Service was great
    Cons: It rained in Freeport, decor a little dated, embarkation/debarkation

    Summary: This was our first cruise, and we were celebrating our anniversary. After waiting in line for about an hour, we were able to board the boat. The lines were long, but the wait was worth it! My husband had ordered champagne, strawberries, and flowers ... read more

  • Carnival - The Worst Cruise Line in the World

    Jul 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Food and Service in Celebration Dining Room excellent
    Cons: Smokers & rowdy teens, dirty staterooms, outrageous tipping, unfriendly staff, lack of / limited activities

    Summary: This cruise was our second in 10 years, and Carnival has certainly gone downhill. They outright LIED about the enforcement of their passenger age policy, as they deliberately booked 2 large groups of teens which ran rampant throughout the ship, ... read more

  • My First Cruise!

    Jun 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: karoke, cooking book, entertainment
    Cons: rooms were not great

    Summary: I shaporened, with my mother, a group of high school singers. We were told that this was better than the Disney Cruise, especially for adults. It took off from Orlando and over to Bahamas(what a crappy country!) The food was free(good food it ... read more

  • A cruise for the Young Adults

    Apr 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of Entertainment, Great for Young Adults
    Cons: Poor food, lodging inadequate

    Summary: I went on a cruise with my brother who is 29, and my parents. My brother and I had a blast. The casino was not that large but had every game that you would ever want to play. There was always some dance club scene going on, which made it easy to meet ... read more

  • Our honeymoon cruise, can't wait to go again!

    Apr 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large staterooms, great staff and wonderful food.
    Cons: Ship's styling & entertainment a little "cheesy".

    Summary: This is a review I wrote in 1999 (before I knew of Epinions!) after our honeymoon cruise. We have since been on another cruise and the Fantasy blew the Jubilee out of the water :-) This was our honeymoon (first cruise) and overall we were ... read more

  • Carnival Fantasy..As promised!

    Feb 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very relaxed problems
    Cons: None

    Summary: First of all let me say that I was a little apprehensive about a cruise on a Carnival ship. I read many reviews, here and elsewhere about this cruise line and this ship. Our trip was planned many months ago, so I only wanted to see what others had to ... read more

  • Caveat Emptor

    Jan 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff are courteous and professional, given the hugeness of the task.
    Cons: The boat needs to be refitted. It's over loaded with over weight, chain smokers.

    Summary: Recently my wife and I obtained two bargain priced tickets (about $500 each Canadian including all the port charges and taxes)for a 5 day (4 night) cruise to the Bahamas on the Fantasy. For the money, the cruise was moderately successful. To ... read more

  • Enjoy Your Fantasies On This Boat

    Jan 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Service, Adventure,Possible Romance
    Cons: Rude Passengers

    Summary: About a year after I participated in the Gulf War, I felt it was time that old Jane got off of her rump and had some fun. My divorce from Rob had just been finalized, so I was down in the dumps. I had yet to get into my current profession as a ... read more

  • Our First Cruise Ever

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Met a lot of terrific people
    Cons: Could of been much cleaner

    Summary: We both needed to get away & booked a cruise right before Christmas of 2000 on the Carnival Fantasy. We went on a 3 day cruise with one stop to the Bahamas. The day we arrived onboard, our luggage was totally mixed up, we received 2 bags but 1 was ... read more

  • Young Children and Fantasy

    Dec 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Food
    Cons: Not kid friendly

    Summary: This past November my family of 5 boarded the Carnival Fantasy for a 3 day cruise. My husband, myself, and our three children (ages-2,3,&4). Although the brochure and travel agent described this as a family cruise and pumped up the Camp Carnival for ... read more


    Dec 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ship was Beautiful
    Cons: Food was skimpy,service so so

    Summary: On my Birthday I boarded the Fantasy in Port Canaveral.We did the lifeboat drill and soon we were underway.First of all,I have heard how great the food is on these cruises and watched ad's on television showing giant buffet's with lobster and anything ... read more

  • It was a blast!!

    Dec 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wonder getaway
    Cons: rough seas

    Summary: I recently won a trip aboard the Fantasy and that was pretty much what it was... My job awarded several employees with a three night/four day cruise to the Bahamas. We ported out of Pt Canaveral, Fl boarding process was a disaster however it was very ... read more

  • Fantasy was indeed just that!

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, relaxing, child- like fun, delicious food. great service
    Cons: you have to come home!

    Summary: My wife Lisa and I now vacation only by cruising thanks to the extraordinary service we received from Carnival cruise Lines. We've taken two on Carnival already (Bahama's, 4 day-Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, 7 day-Sensation) and are now planning a 10 day ... read more

  • Carnival Fantasy Cruise

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful food, great service, great entertainment, great ports of call
    Cons: had to come home and fix my own meals. Nobody to put my napkin on my lap. Had to make my own bed. No casino down the hall.

    Summary: Carnival Fantasy Left Port Canaveral Oct. 26 Arrived in Nassau, Bahamas Oct. 27 Returned Oct. 28 $293 per person including port tax This was to be our very first cruise and we were both very excited (my husband and myself). It ... read more

  • A great little getaway!

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, many activities, nice ports
    Cons: Crowded, decor of ship is too flashy

    Summary: We took the 4 day Bahamas cruise on the Fantasy in February 2000. Our main motivator was the price, $229 pp, including port charges, which I found through Although not as glamorous as RCL, it was fun and provided all of the amenities one ... read more

  • Truly a "Fun Ship"

    Oct 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, Comfortable, Modern and Reasonably Priced
    Cons: 4-Nt Cruise visits Freeport instead of an "Out Island"

    Summary: Carnival's "Fantasy" is one of the best short cruises I have taken. It is a beautiful, modern, comfortable ship with first class food and service and a staff that does everything possible to make certain the passengers are having a wonderful ... read more

  • The Fantasy

    Oct 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice clubs and shows , nice staff , nice bars ,restaurant ,activitys
    Cons: none

    Summary: My family and some friends went on the cruise to the bahamas . It was fun . The shows that they put on are really good . The restaurant was really good to . The people there were really good to us to . There were lots of thing to do on the ship like the ... read more

  • Our First Fantasy

    Oct 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food and service.
    Cons: Too many kids running loose without parental control.

    Summary: In September 1997 our children sent my wife and I on a 25th Anniversary first cruise on the Fantasy. We did learn, until after the fact, about the after-trip tipping procedure which was not explained by the travel agent. The cruise cost around $600.00 ... read more

  • Great Time

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have been on five cruises, and Carnival is the best cruise line that I have found so far. Not just are their prices resonable but there is something to do for eveyone! If you like to lay by the pool all day great, you can do that! If you are an ... read more

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