Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

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CDC Ratings

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2009 Rating 98 (Jan)
2009 Rating 96 (June)
2009 Rating 99 (Dec)
2010 Rating 99 (Jul)
2011 Rating 99 (Feb)
2011 Rating 99 (Aug)
2011 Rating 99 (Dec)
2012 Rating 93 (Jul)
2013 Rating 84 (Mar)
2013 Rating 97 (May)
2013 Rating 95 (Aug)
2015 Rating 95 (Feb)
2016 Rating 97 (Jan)
2016 Rating 98 (Jun)
2017 Rating 93 (Jan)

Carnival Fascination News

New Ocean-Themed Children's Program for Carnival Cruise Lines

posted April 20, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. Read more...

Carnival Offers Shore Excursion Guarantee

posted January 15, 2014

Carnival is guaranteeing the lowest prices on over 1,100 shore excursions. In the event passengers find a shore excursion from another tour operator booked before or during their cruise can fill out a claim form for a 110 percent shipboard credit. Read more...

Itinerary Change

Posted February 27, 2013

Carnival Cruise Line will swap a stop at Key West for Royal Caribbean's private island, Coco Cay, on select five-night sailings. The Carnival Fascination is scheduled to stop at Coco Cay during the following sailings:

03/11/2013, 04/08/2013, 05/06/2013, 05/27/2013, 06/10/2013, 06/24/2013, 07/08/2013, 07/22/2013, 08/05/2013, 08/19/2013, 09/02/2013, 09/16/2013, 09/30/2013, 10/14/2013, 10/28/2013, 11/25/2013, 12/09/2013, 01/20/2014, 03/03/2014, 03/17/2014, 04/14/2014 & 04/28/2014.

Itinerary

The Fascination embarks year-round from Jacksonville, FL offering a wide variety of ports of call. See Carnival's website for itineraries.

4-day & 5-day Bahamas Cruises possible Port of Call: Key West, Florida;  Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Little Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas;

7-day Western Caribbean: Day at Sea; Day at Sea; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas;  Nassau, Bahamas; Day at Sea;

(updated November 2013)

Deck Plan

Sun Deck

City Sports Park, Jogging track, Mini-golf

Sports Deck

Fitness Center, Spa Carnival, Steam and Sauna rooms, Slide Entrance

Veranda Deck

Carnival Waterworks, Camp Carnival, Passenger staterooms

Lido Deck

Main pool, Coconut Grove Bar & Grill Buffet, Mongolian Wok, Pool Stage, Seaside Theater

Promenade Deck

Serenity adults only lounge, Camp Carnival, Puttin' on the Ritz Lounge, Beverly Hills Bar, Hollywood Boulevard Promenade, Diamonds are Forever Discotheque, Bogart's Cafee, Passage to India Lounge, Stars Bar, Casino Royale, Club O2, Video Arcade, Taste Bar, The Palace Main Show Lounge, Photo Gallery

Atlantic Deck

The Palace Main Show lounge, Imagination and Sensation main dining rooms, Tara Library, 88 Piano Bar, Circle C, Fun Shops

Empress Deck

Atrium, Art Gallery, Internet Cafe, Passenger staterooms,

Upper Deck

Passenger staterooms

Main Deck

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck

Passenger staterooms

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Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.

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Carnival Fascination

carnival sensation

Sister ship - Carnival Sensation

 

The Fascination received a multi-million dollar makeover complete with a spanking-new lobby bar in the six-story atrium, a 9-hole mini golf course and sushi bar. Staterooms have been upgraded with new, flat-screen TVs and restyled bathrooms.  

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
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Specifications

Ship Class: Fantasy

Launched: 1994

Refurbished: 2008

GRT: 71,000

Length: 855 ft.

Draft: 25.7 ft.

Speed: 21  Knots

Passengers: 2,056

Accommodations

Ninety-eight balconies were also added to existing accommodations during the dry dock, creating spacious 230-square-foot balcony staterooms that provide the ideal vantage point for viewing the tropical scenery.  Sixty-two of the new balcony staterooms are located aft with several of these featuring extended balconies, while 24 are located mid-ship and 12 near the stern. Several suites were also retrofitted with larger, extended balconies.

Amenities

Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 195 sq. ft.
Outside 220 sq. ft.
Balcony 230 sq. ft.

Interior

Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Twin beds can be converted to a King bed. Some interior rooms include a porthole for viewing.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom from a picture window. Included in the space is a private bathrooms, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Two twin beds covert to a king bed.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Included in the space is a private bathrooms, three closets, a patio table and chairs, and 24-hour room service. Two twin beds covert to a king bed.

Suites

All suites come with VIP check-in and balcony views. The suites have ample space to stretch out and move around. The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Sensation and Imagination main dining rooms were refurbished with new carpeting, upholstery and other cosmetic enhancements. The Sensation dining room, located forward, was also reconfigured for Your Time Dining providing guests the option of open seating between 5:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly.

Main Buffet

Delicious new dining options were added to the ship’s casual poolside restaurant, Coconut Grove Bar & Grill.  These include a Mongolian wok venue where guests can select their favorite meat, sauce, vegetables and other ingredients and watch as a chef creates their custom-designed stir fry dish, and a rotisserie featuring roasted chicken and traditional side dishes.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Bogart's Cafe

Serving Specialty coffes and homemade pasties throughout the day.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

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Notable Rooms

The Palace Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

88 Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

Puttin' on the Ritz Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club.  Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night.  The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy. Located on Promenade deck.

Beverly Hills Bar

Intimate lounge near the Puttin' on the Ritz Lounge.

Diamonds are Forever Disco

Party late-night at this main dance lounge playing today's latest hits. Located on Promenade deck.

Casino Royale

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship with blackjack, slots, craps, and bingo.

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Outdoor Venues

WaterWorks

An expansive aqua park towering over Verandah Deck. Designed with all-ages appeal, the sprawling, open-air facility includes a 300-foot-long spiral water slide – the longest at sea – along with twin 82-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus.

City Sports Park

Located on the Sun Deck, the City Sports Park includes a 9-hole mini-golf course, padded jogging track, volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, ping pong.

Lido Deck

"Resort-style” pool located mid-ship on Lido Deck featuring thatched roofing and large faux palm trees. Vibrant oversized umbrellas, comfortable deck chairs and a colorful tiled “beach” encircling the pool’s edge enhance the decidedly tropical ambiance.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.

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Kid's Camps

Camp Carnival (ages 2-11)

Camp Carnival features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more… all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties… video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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