My wife and I were offered a Cruise as a gift. (don't worry it is legit)
And how could we say no. But it is on the Carnival Fascination. We have been on 3 cruise and have loved all of them, but they have all been with Royal Caribbean. (Navigator, Voyager and Freedom)
We are Ecited to see how Carnival runs compared to Royal Caribbean.
We know it is going to be a small ship and not to expect the same "Extras" we had on the newer ships. We are going to try to keep an open mind.
Anyways. My question is. Whats different?
I mean Do they have things like a pop sticker? Are their embarkation and departures different? Dinning? Formal Nights? Do you have any carnival tips and tricks?
It's an odd feeling because we know what to expect on a RC ship. Now it seems like we are first time cruisers again!
If it matters it is a december cruise, 5 days to Nassau, Bahamas(which we have been to) and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (which we have not been to)
If you guys think this should be on the carnival forum I could post it over there. Let me know.
I hope some of you have been on both cruise companies ships to help us out.
Hi.. I've been on Fascination and Granduer of the Seas. Both "smaller" ships on both lines. To be honest, the only difference I've ever noticed between the two is decor on the ships. The Carnival cabins are slightly bigger then on RCCL but no so much that you'll notice any real difference. yes you can get a pop sticker same as on RCCL. Booze prices seem the same to me. Its a free cruise. Just go have a great time. I'm sure you will.
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
You have been on Freedom and Voyager class ships so the Fascination is a big difference Like comparing the Dream and Monarch.
Go with an open mind and plan on having fun and you will.
There is no bad cruise some just better then others.
I'd take a free cruise on any line/ship.
CQ's Cruise Resume
Allure Of The Seas
Oasis Of The Seas x2
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x2
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas