Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Sailing Date: May 5th, 2006
I recognized that a number of the ship's employees had the word "trainee" on their name tags but I don't recall Carnival charging "training cruise" money when I booked it. When we arrived at our stateroom there was an "foul" smell which was coming from the housekeeper. On top of having a hygiene issue, we asked that the 2 double beds be moved together as orginally booked. Needless to say, when we returned we still had 2 double beds and a not so pleasant odor. Calling the desk was no help at all so we just ended up putting the beds together ourselves. We then ventured to the casino...could be bigger but okay.
There was a time posted for the casino to open and we actually arrived after that scheduled but when we got there the casino was not open. So I asked one of the workers politely when would it be opening. The worker answered me as though I was a bother and simply said in about 10 of 15 mins. Finally, after another "30" mins i was dropping my coins away. Enough of that... on to the food.... Emeril!?!?! help!!! The dining room menus on this cruise were the same as my first cruise with Carnival and that was extremely disappointing. The food selections were very limit and not prepared well. This menu is just plain "tired"! Thank heavens for pizza and breakfast but even the pizza needed some help this time. Lastly, it must had been a law passed that I was unaware of that removed/banned the phares/words "excuse me", "I'm sorry", "thank you", "hello", and "please from the English/language because the passengers on the cruise sure didn't use them! And I'm not just talking about under aged children either.
There are some rude and ignorant people out there and the majority of them must have been on the Fascination with me. But even so, I made my own fun and good time with my traveling group. I must say that if I travel Carnival again it will definitely be on one of its larger and newer ships. I'm not going to say avoid all "fantasy" class ships but avoid the Fascination if at all possible!