Good morning everyone, this is my first post, although I've been stalking this board for awhile. Thanks for the great info here.
I have a couple of questions - I'll be cruising Fascination for Christmas break this year and I'm very excited. I just read yesterday that there are no refrigerators in the rooms - I'm staying in M237. Is this true?
Also, while in Cozumel, I'm torn between visiting Paradise Beach and Mr. Sanchos. Does anyone have an opinion?
The Fascination is a smaller and older ship vs. those that I've sailed on. Is there anything I should be concerned about?
I'll be traveling with my son, 28, and daughter, 21, so I want it to be most fun. I'm thinking about renting jet skis and doing the kayaks.
RCCL - Jewel of the Seas - 12/04
Carnival - Valor - 1/05
Carnival - Fascination - 12/07
The Fascination is a great ship. I've been on her twice. There will be no fridge in your room but there is an ice bucket. You can request an extra one from your steward if you need it and he/she will keep it packed with ice.
I don't know what Mr. Sanchos is but I've been to Paradise Beach and it was a good time. Not crowded at all, bar service, and stuff to rent to play in the water, including jet skiis. Highly recommend it.
The Fantasy class ships are great IMO. Not too big, not too small. You will get a hang of the deck plan within a day or so's time. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with your kids. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Carnival Liberty November 30-December 7, 2013
Carnival Liberty March 2-March 9, 2013 Carnival Legend November 27-December 4, 2011 Carnival Miracle September 28-October 6 2010 Carnival Victory December 9-16, 2007 Carnival Imagination April 28-May 3, 2007 Carnival Fascination April 24-28, 2006 Carnival Fascination July 10-17, 1999
I will be on Fascination solo in June, so I'll be anxiously awaiting your cruise photos and review! I'm sure you'll have a blast no matter what excursions you go on! I'm leaning towards the historical tour or "deluzxe beach break in Cozumel and the southernmost beach excursion in Key West. I turn 49 in February and can't walk that much due to a damaged nerve in my leg.
By the way, if you check out the jewelry, if they have a silver "snake" ring ($14.99) would you buy one and I'll send you the money for it? My son lost the one I got him on our July 2007 Sensation cruise and he misses it. It has a snake engraved along the ring, hence the name. Thanks! I'd hate to have him wait till June when they may not still have that ring.
Just got back from Fascination trip 2 weeks ago. Check out my review on "Reader's Reviews." Went to Paradise Beach. Great time; recommend it. Been to Key West too many times - once is enough. You'll probably have a better time doing an excursion. You really can't have a bad time on the Fascination, unless you're reserved and don't talk to anyone. Have fun!