Archive for August, 2014

Great time on the Carnival Fascination

August 31, 2014

Hi from the Fun Hub on the Carnival Fascination!

My friend Dwight Cenac and I have been going on our “Men’s Cruise” on the Carnival Fascination for the last two years in a row over the long Labor Day weekend with his two grandsons.

While I miss my wife Marty and Dwight misses his wife Connie, it’s nice to get away!

The Carnival Fascination is only 15 minutes away from where we both live in Jacksonville, so it’s very convenient to catch the ship.

We arrrived at JaxPort at 10:30 a.m. and we were directed to a parking lot to wait to be dropped off until the passengers of the previous cruise were able to disembark.

We waited about 20 minutes and boom, we were good to go.

I will have to say it was VERY difficult finding a porter to take our luggage. Dwight handed a passing porter $10 and he took our luggage.

Once inside, many of the pier staff recognized me from my many previous cruises and we breezed through security and check-in.

We waited for 15 minutes in the Priority boarding area and then we made our way to the ship!

Many of the crew that I met from my January and February Carnival Fascination cruises have left the ship, however their are a few on the ship.

It’s always great to see old friends!

The weather is perfect and it continues to look great during the duration of the 5 day Bahamas cruise which includes Half Moon Cay.

Stay tuned for more from the Carnival Fascination!

Scott Lara


Sailing on the Carnival Fascination on Aug 30th. Do you have any questions?

August 26, 2014

As you probably already know, my wife Marty and I have sailed on the Jacksonville Florida based Carnival Fascination many times. We only live 15 minutes from the ship!

I wanted to ask YOU, do you have any questions about the ship?

Feel free to shoot me an email at and I will be happy to respond!


My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

August 17, 2014

Click on the link below to see my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!



Check out my Podcast about the Carnival Fascination!

August 16, 2014

I wanted to share some of my tips about the Jacksonville-based Carnival Fascination!

Scott Lara talks about the Carnival Fascination!

Check out my new Podcast

August 9, 2014

I’ve just started a Podcast. Check it out for my latest tips, updates and info on cruising!

Carnival Cheers Program Drink Package

August 1, 2014

Several people have asked me about the Carnival Cheers Program Drink Package.

Thanks to Gambee for creating this!

Check out this great info about it and how to make it worth your while: