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Old 02-21-2009, 04:34 PM
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Booked Carnival Fantasy out of New Orleans for March 26-30 going to Mexico.

Any one else booked for that cruise? Any advice on what to do in Mexico? WE were thinking about doing the deep sea fishing.

Also we last sailed on the Celebration. How do the two ships compare?
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:45 PM
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Comparing Ships. I've been on the Fantasy and Celebration. I like the set up of the Fantasy better than the Celebration. The Celebration is an older ship.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:22 AM
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Also we last sailed on the Celebration. How do the two ships compare?
If you liked the Celebration, you'll love the Fantasy. It has a lot more bells and whistles than the Celebration did. It is also roughly 50% bigger.

There is a ton of great information about Mexico in the Caribbean Port section.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:44 AM
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We just got off the Fantasy (for the 4th time since October) and had a great time.

The specific differences between the Celebration and Fantasy is that the Fantasy has a multi story atrium (Celebration does not).

The Fantasy uses your Sail and Sign card as the room key (no more keeping up with that plastic thing with holes in it).

The Fantasy has an Adult Serenity Area (ALL the way AFT one deck below Lido). Celebration does not.

The Fantasy also has the new Waterpark which the kids will like if you are taking little ones. (Grown "kids" like the slides as well)

You will be sailing with a lot of friends of mine. Rozwin is the karaoke host. (wonderful)
Michael and Clifton share the solo gigs on the Promenade. They are great. Tell them Linda (Mom of DJ) said HI!!

Brandon will be your ACD. He is super. Stitch (Entertainment Staff) is a HOOT!!

You will have a great time.

As far as "deep sea fishing"....with the limited time you have in Cozumel...it is more "charter fishing".

The last time I checked...it ran around $450.00 for 4 hours and I believe that is for up to 8 people.

If you are thinking of doing an independent, than Fisherman Jim is your guy. Lots of good reports on his operation. You can reach him at this email address:


He can tell you what is "biting" that time of year. The fees etc. Tell him that Linda said HI!!

Enjoy your cruise and enjoy Cozumel.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:52 AM
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And another thing about the Fantasy and the Celebration...The Fantasy is still in the Carnival fleet. The Celebration isn't.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:15 PM
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Wow... Thanks everyone for the info. Especially about the fishing. I'm definately going to contact the other guy. And I can't wait to see the Fantasy.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:55 PM
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Thanks Linda for such a detailed post. I guess I was a slacker on that one.

The Fantasy is the second oldest ship currently in the fleet. You wouldn't know it though. She has had a multi-stage, multi million dollar makeover.

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