Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Sailing Date: NOT FOUND
Itinerary: NOT FOUND
I thought I would just write a review on some of the things I noticed on my cruise instead of giving you a day by day detail of what I did. We were on the 3 night cruise to the Bahamas. There were 2 senior citizens, 2 30yrs olds and 3 kids (5,9 and 10) on this cruise.
My son (5yr old) loved Camp Carnival. They painted him like a pirate and did a treasure hunt, he colored a cup, painted a t shirt, etc. They gave me a beeper to contact me in case of any emergencies.
My nephews (9 and 10) didn't care too much for it. All three kids were separated due to their ages. My only complaint with Camp Carnival is their hours. They were open and close different times during the day. You had to pay attention to their hours.
The pool on the lido deck was 5ft deep and very small. That's the one with the water slide. My son and my nephew couldn't swim in it. Also it's salt water, so be ready. There was a kids pool on the promenade deck, however, I thought it was pretty boring. No one really went there. There's an arcade on the boat. It cost a $1 to play each game. That can get expensive. The kids still had a great time.
1. Take a badge holder. The only thing you need on the boat is your sign and sail card.
2. Take an alarm clock. There isn't a clock in your cabin.
3. They serve free coffee, hot tea, milk, lemonade, ice tea, punch and apple juice on the promenade deck. If you want a fountain card, it cost $12 for the 3 night cruise.
4. I saw some people with the two-way radios.
5. If the Lido deck gets wet, it is very slick. I saw quite a few people wipeout.
6. You will get a flyer each morning of that days activities. It might be helpful to go to the information desk and see if you can get a flyer for all the days activities. It will make planning on what you want to do much easier.
7. Don't be the first one in line to get off the boat. We got off around 9:30am and didn't have much of a line at all.
8. Do try and go to dinner in the main dining hall each night. The food is better than eating a buffet on the Lido deck. I would recommend signing up for the later dinner time. We weren't hungry by the time the early dinner seating was. Also, even though you signed up for a specific dinner time, you can go to the other time as well. However, they will seat you 15-20 minutes after the room has opened to see where there are vacant seats. Also, we went to eat around 6:20 and didn't have to wait in line or for the restaurant to open. Other people showed up at 5:45 and sat there waiting for the dining room to open.
9. Do try and attend the shows on board. The comedian and the broadway musical shows were excellent.
10. Beer cost approx. $3.25 for a American and approx. $4 for imports.
11. The elevators are very slow due to stopping on every floor. Either get a room higher on the ship or be ready to take the stairs.
12. Going through customs was a breeze. We just filled out the document and that was it. They didn't open our bags or anything. FYI...You are allowed one carton of cigarettes and 1 liter of alcohol. They will confiscate any additional cartons of cigarettes and you have to pay something around $1.50 tax on extra bottles of alcohol you take with you.
This is all I can think of right now. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best in answering them. I had a great time and actually looking at booking another one in Dec. The only thing I am having a hard time finding info on is busy season. One person went in June and couldn't find a seat anywhere due to the crowd. I go a month later and have no problem finding a chair.