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Old 03-06-2008, 03:53 PM
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Since I live so close to New Orleans it would probably be great just to get on the ship and get off. Do not have to deal with air travel. But I have a concern about seasickness on a smaller ship. Did not feel a thing on the Conquest. Who has been on there? Can you feel it more?
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I dont think you can get much small then the holiday or celebration, I had the patch never had a problem.....
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:11 PM
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Haven't noticed a big difference in ship movement between the Fantasy Class ships and The Conquest Class ships during simular sea conditions. I think the Fantasy should be able to take a sudden curve better though.

We were "high-tailing" it out of Nassau on the Glory to avoid another storm, we had already been re-routed due to Wilma. A fog came over in the afternoon and the ship took a sudden turn. The water came out of the pool, and washed the deck chairs to the railings and into the people eating at tables beside the pool. I was sitting at the lido bar and the beer display went sliding off. The tilt was pretty drastic and people were running to the other side of the ship! She stayed tilted for a good 10 minutes. Those Conquest ships must be top heavy or something.

I asked the crew if this happens often. They said no and were just as surprised as the guests. I have since sailed with a couple of the same crew on 2 different ships. When they say I look familiar, and ask what ships I have been on and when..The response both times has been..Oh yeah, the week the ship tilted!

Sorry for the long story. I was past due for one.

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We have sailed on both (the Fantasy many times) and never had a problem with the motion.

My only comment is that the Fantasy will be going into drydock in September and the last time we sailed her in August....she was looking tired.

Nothing that would ruin a cruise...but just something that you may need a "heads up" about...especially if you cruised on the Conquest when she was in her prime.

The Fantasy also gets the new Evolutions of Fun in September and that is going to be nice.
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I have sailed on both ships. the conquest is awesome!!...the Fantasy is a very nice ship.We just sailed on January '08. the crew on fantasy were soo nice ! I am glad to hear they are finally putting the evolutions of fun on her before we go back to the ship in January of '09.
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Yes, she should be looking great when she comes out of drydock. They are going to do alot of work in the cabins as well.

samantha, you will need to use the BB code option to get your ticker to work.

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thanks dwayne. but have tried all codes and nothing is working. but the rooms were nice. head they already did work in them.
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Just returned from the Fantasy (3/3-3/8) and had a great cruise. The seas were extremely rough but the Fantasy class ships handle rough seas exceptionally well. Dave, the seas were much rougher than we encountered on Holiday and it was barely noticeable. the Fantasy Class ship is most definitely the ideal ship size in my opinion.

Although I lost my ^%& in the casino, the Fantasy has the best Casino Host(ess) I have ever encountered, Adrianna Maleva, who made losing fun. I also encountered something else very unusual which was a personable maitre'd! "Stan the Man" of the Jubilee dining room should be incharge of training ALL the Maitre'ds fleet wide. The new cruise director, Butch, was very personable, upbeat and friendly also and managed to have something going on all the time somewhere on the ship, since the weather was crummy.

The bands and musicians throughout the various venues were very good and entertaining, although the evening shows were lackluster compared to others I have seen on Carnival.

It is still sad that New Orleans shows very few signs of progress since Katrina. Many of the residents there were saying that the money did get there, but local officials had a party with it.

Rumor has it that New Orleans will be getting a second ship in the near future for 7-day cruises and the Fantasy will stay for the rotating 4&5 days. The same source says that the Holiday will stay in Mobile until the Port Authority expands the channel where a Fantasy class ship can turn around safely. So, New Orleans will see a second ship before anything happens in Mobile, at least from what I heard.

The ship was clean and the staff and food excellent, but as LHP stated, the ship is getting tired. A lot of this is probably because they are skipping some things until the drydocking. After the new additions in September, this will truly be one awesome ship and cruise to take. There is a lot to be said for the smooth 8 hour ride up/down the Misissippi to and from the gulf. That alone makes the trip being able to get a good night's rest before going home!

I'll try and post a complete review soon but if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask!
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Welcome back! I remember thinking that the Holiday was a tight fit in the turning basin at Mobile, and wondered if a Fantasy-class ship would fit.
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