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Old 09-28-2008, 07:33 PM
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Holiday or the Fascination?
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:57 PM
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Both are nice ships, but both will be a different experience. No reason you couldn't enjoy either cruise. The Holiday is much older and smaller. The Fascination came out in 1994 and was just recently refurbished, and is larger than the Holiday. The Fascination would offer more choices.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:59 AM
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If you haven't been on either, you would enjoy the Fascination more. The Holiday experience is more appreciated after you see how the bigger ships are and you are able to overlook some of the shortcomings of a smaller ship.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:05 AM
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They're both great ships, the Holiday is definitely older but has charm. If you're looking for more offerings, go with the Fascination.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:51 PM
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I enjoyed cruising on both ships. As has been said, the Holiday is a smaller and older ship. It doesn't have an atrium lobby, or some of the features of the Fascination. It is a charming ship though.

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:17 PM
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Both are great ships. We've been on Holiday twice and Fascination once. They were both great.

Holiday is older and lacks some of the glitz, but I think she has the friendliest crew in the fleet.

Fascination is beautiful and very well cared for. Her crew was great and we had wonderful time.

Either way, a Carnival cruise is one of the best vacation values around. You will have a great time.

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:31 AM
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Depends on WHEN you are considering the Fascination.

If it is after the Evolutions of Fun drydock..then the Fascination would definately get my vote.

We have sailed the Holiday many times (the last time about a year ago) and if you book her, just realize that she is getting ready to be retired.

And being a smaller ship...there is no atrium.
Not that this will effect your cruise...but when folks see these atriums in the ads and then book the Holiday...I just like to remind them that she is the only Carnival ship left without the Atrium.
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