Number of Cruises: 4
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Sailing Date: May 30th, 2003
Itinerary: Nassau Bahamas
This was my first short cruise and I wasn't sure what to expect but everything was awesome! They tried to pack a sampling of all the longer cruise activities into the shorter time schedule so I got to enjoy shows, comedy acts, etc. The only thing they had less of that I could tell were the deck games -- or maybe I was just so busy elsewhere I didn't realize they were happening.
The ship is older but I didn't notice any signs of wear and tear. And the omnipresent mannequins that everyone ranted about seemed to have disappeared so the decor was pretty much the same as every other Carnival ship.
Actually, the food was the same too so I can't say I had any new adventures in epicuria!
The best part of the weekend for me was that we had been upgraded from a Cat. 1A cabin to a Verandah mini suite with balcony!!! Don't ask me how -- I've never been upgraded before -- and even the gal at check in asked me who I knew!
Nassau Bahamas is my least favorite island so far out of all my cruises. I can't really say anything about it other than it was "okay". The water was nice, a little seaweedy, Cable Beach was okay but I've been to so many nicer beaches that I wasn't really impressed.
Overall, I'd recommend this cruise for anyone looking for a quick getaway or for a first time cruiser to see if cruising is something you'd like.