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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2989 guests have reviewed Carnival Fantasy, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(2989 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples37.4%
Families w/older children17.1%
Singles/Friends12.3%
Families w/young children12%
Groups6.6%

Most Recent Reviews

Great cruise with the Grandbabies. They loved it.

Feb 22nd, 2020

The Fantasy and Cruise Terminal are great. Grandkids loved their vacation.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

WONDERFUL CRUISE - WONDERFUL BOOKING AGENT.

Feb 19th, 2020

Wonderful experience other than the rough 1st day at sea wherein everybody was getting seasick. The rest of the cruise was nice and I'm planning on booking another cruise within the next month for 2021.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful

Feb 19th, 2020

The staff were wonderful especially Kaung. He was so quick to clean our room and get whatever we needed. He called us by our first names which made a huge impression.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Loved it!

Feb 19th, 2020

Great first cruise with young kids. Nervous because of it. All worked out great and the kids loved it!!

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great cruise with the Grandbabies. They loved it.

Feb 18th, 2020

Love the Fantasy and the Mobile Cruise Terminal. Grandkids had a super time.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

We had fun. Even though it was rough seas we managed. Our cabin was great and our guy that took care of our room went above and beyond. Our only complaint was the cigarette smell filtered down from the Gamblers and bars.

Feb 18th, 2020

Fun. Good food. Plenty to do on board. Our chat didn’t work in our room Could not reach internet unless you went in the hallway.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Not What We Expected

Feb 16th, 2020

The cruise was okay at best. Leaving the ship was way too disorganized and totally too much stress. Probably won't ever leave out of Mobile again even though we have in the past and never had this kind of problem.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Not like previous cruises

Feb 16th, 2020

Not what we expected from the Fantasy. Our 3rd on this ship previous 2 (Charleston port) were incredibly but this time not so much. Unfortunately it has left wondering if we will cruise with carnival again (2 booked already but may cancel). Very disappointed in dining room staff breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food was far from good.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Not as expected!

Feb 16th, 2020

This was our fourth Carnival Cruise. We decided to bring our parents with us. They are both elderly so we knew it was going to be somewhat of a different experience but to be honest this boat definitely left us feeling a little embarrassed. We have done nothing but talk highly of Carnival Cruise. We finally talked our parents into coming on one so we were really excited to show them a great time. We did what most people do and boarded the boat and went straight for the food. Parents tried the buffet and to be quite honest everything was pretty terrible. Decided to stick with the good stuff and went and got burgers fries and tacos and of course that was all good as usual. We went to the rooms and un packed. Rooms were pretty good other than being kind of small but we already knew that going on that this was a smaller ship. The dining room food was pretty good and the service was good as well we actually ate in the dining room almost every night because the buffet every time we went in was really bad. Quite honestly I don't understand why but this was the worst Buffet out of the three other cruises that we did. We went to the shows every night that they had it and to be honest, I know it sounds like I am complaining a lot, but they were pretty bad as well. We did see The Comedians and they were very funny. Our first Port was Progreso. My husband and I have been here before so we kind of knew what to expect. Last time we did a Excursion so we didn't really get to wander around. This time we took the parents and jumped on the free bus and tried to go to town. That was a huge mistake. They took us to a market and dropped us off where the bathrooms had no toilet seats and there was a bunch of people hounding you to buy stuff. We hung around for a bit got back on the bus and went back to Port shopped around that area which again you got hounded to buy stuff. Honestly if I go back to this port I will either stay on the boat or do an Excursion but I don't see myself running around like I did this time. Our second Port was Cozumel we made reservations for Mr. Sancho's so we got off the boat took a taxi and went there. It was a pretty good experience the food was really good and the drinks were good. We swam in the ocean for a while and then we spent most of the day in the pool bar area. It was definitely worth the 60 bucks per person. On both sea days we had we kind of laid around didn't do too much went to the casino one day and did casino slot spins we had organized with a grou. Unfortunately we didn't win much money. We also hid ducks on this cruise and found several which was a nice surprise for my daughter. I will say that this ship is dated and in need of repair I know they do their best to keep it clean but this is the first cruise I was on that I could smell somewhat of a sewer smell probably the third day in. I don't want to be one of those people that sound hard to please because I'm not and maybe I just got spoiled because on our last cruise we were on the Carnival Magic which is a bigger ship and had a lot more food choices and the entertainment was really good. Being my parents first cruise I guess I wanted it to be a really good experience and don't get me wrong they enjoyed their selves for the most part and of course you can't really complain about getting to go to the beautiful oceans of Mexico. I don't think I would ever book a cruise on Carnival fantasy again. I will say that you get what you pay for we did go for the cheapest cruise we could find being that my parents are elderly we were trying to make it budget-friendly as possible. With that being said I guess it was a good starter cruise to kind of break the ice for them.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Carnival sensation

Feb 15th, 2020

The cruise was nice but the boat rocked but it was fine

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

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