Mitsugirlys FASCINATION with San Juan-review & pictorial
MY SHIP PICTURES:
I have to say, looking at all of my pictures of the ship, I really didn't take a lot. I think because it was such a port intensive cruise, and such a small ship, I just didn't really invest too much time into it.
We'll start with Deck 7, because that's really the "first" deck there is anything other than rooms.
OK, So I just have to ask...what happened to all the fancy lights in the atrium?
You see my pictures....
But yet when you look online at the Fascination pictures, you'll see this: (Not my picture and taken from the internet).
Where are all the lights??????? All the pretty colors????
Here is the internet area where you can use their computers.
The 88 Piano Bar
Circle C (I believe that's what it's called).
I am not looking forward to the day Sakari gets to this age. There never looks like there's much to do other than sit on the couches or playing video games.
And one random wall picture that I forgot to include with the others
The Palace Theater
Do you think she'll work on a cruise ship some day??
The Tara Library (and game room).
Beverly Hills Bar
Ok...just a tid-bid for you guys. If you use the kiosk on the ship for whatever reason...especially just to check your room charges at the end of the cruise. There are two that I found. One is obviously by the customer service area in the atrium. Toward the end of the cruise, there will be long lines. HOWEVER...there's also one located here at Bogarts. I NEVER seen anyone on it (even at the end of the cruise). :D
Zillion Gators (I did pretty good on this and it paid the minor jackpot a lot during this cruise when I was on it).
I ran these Gold Fish machines. Like seriously...I would start at one end and at least double my money, then move down, then repeat all the way down the line. I was constantly hitting the bonus rounds and they always seem to pay good. There was hardly ever anyone on them either and I couldn't figure out why.
This super bright light Howling Wolf game (and there's tons of others similar) are always big favorites on the cruise ships. People are usually waiting in line a lot of times to play. They did not seem to be very popular on this cruise.
I didn't have any luck with the Jackpot party.
Hot Roll Machines were a hit or miss. But the 2nd to the end was always hitting the dice roll. Another lady told me about it and when I tried it, I hit the bonus to roll the dice and I ROLLED 49 TIMES!!!!!!!!!! I didn't even know it was possible to get that many (before rolling a 7 and I was out). The only problem was, I had bet the minimum amount (but still won a decent amount). Man if only I had bet higher. After that, I started betting higher (I swear she talked me into it). But, I never got to roll that many times again darnit.
I love this lucky 7 spitfire multiplier game. It can keep you going for hours.
This Firehouse Hounds...LOVED this game. It hit the bonus round a lot too. I won some pretty decent money off of it and won more than what I put in it just about every time I played. The hubby tried it once after he seen that I was doing good on it and he hit for well over $100 and only put $10 in it. It was always his "go-to" machine if he wasn't doing any good. (I also play this at home and they hit often too).
More of those loud light flashing games that no one played this cruise.
Wonder Woman was a hit or miss (more like a miss when I was on them), but I watched a guy constantly playing it and he won quite a bit. (We just got this game at one of our casino's here at home and I decided to play it the other night and hit the major jackpot...I guess I have decided I like this game LOL).
Fishing Bob...oh how I love Bob. He treated me well on this cruise and he also treated me well on the Breeze.
NOW THESE GAMES...They were the hot item of the cruise. Everyone wanted to play. Everyone waited for people to move. Everyone stood around in a group and watched people win and win and win. The bonus round seem to hit often and pay decent (even with the lowest bid, which was only .38).
Never seen anyone playing these this cruise
There wasn't anyone playing these either
Cherry on Top
Diamonds are Forever Disco
This was located right outside the entrance to the casino and the bar and along the boulevard. They had a live band (with a woman singer) that played there every night. While she was good, it was TOO LOUD! Like half the time you couldn't hear anything in the casino if you were along that wall. I would find myself turning up the volume on the slot machines (because I like to hear all the sounds of me winning hehe). Then another thing was that the cruise consultant was also located here directly across from there basically. WHY WOULD THEY PUT HER THERE??? She would be there in the evenings and we went several times to try to inquire about booking and it was so loud, even with shouting, that we couldn't hear our own voices, let alone hers. We ended up walking away frustrated and they just lost a sale.
These are the steps that lead directly up to the pool deck. Right outside the casino and in the boulevard.
All at $10 Shop
This is labeled "The Jewelry Shop" on deck plans that I have seen. I'm really not sure the name of it and it was in a very odd place. It was no where near the other shops (just like Cherry on Top) and along the boulevard past the casino.
It's the "Everything's $10" place.
Passage to India
Pixels Photo Area (it basically went all the way around this floor around the opening area of the atrium).
Puttin on the Ritz Lounge
"Look mommy, it's flowers"
Coconut Bar & Grill (the buffet)
No it's not the Breeze, but I did like the coconut trees complete with the coconuts.
Pool Deck and area
This is the smokers side and area. They do open the windows along that side.
The towel hut over there...
This is the raised area in the pool deck. There's games to play up there like corn horn
Also chess is up there too
(I took a lot of pictures here because this is Sakari's age group, but I must have been walking and snapping because they didn't turn out the greatest).
Last but not least...odd balls
I seriously hate the way they have letters on this ship instead of numbers. I stayed confused by having to look up where I wanted to go and correspond that to the letter instead of a number.
At first glance, this always looked to me like it said "Samuel" (sorry for the bad photo)
So that's the photo tour of the Fascination. I'm sure I probably missed things, but we spent a lot of time "away" from the ship so...
Yes, it's small, but that means it's super easy to learn your way around and easy to remember how to get to things. I like that.
Yes, it looks "dated", but it's still pretty in its own way. I didn't find anything out of place, dirty, torn, broken. They seriously keep the ship clean and in top shape. I found workers constantly cleaning...especially the glass around the ship. Non-stop cleaning and everyone was so friendly.
I will probably think of other things as my review continues, and I'll throw that in if so.
GOOD BYE SAN JUAN...HELLO FIRST PORT!!!