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  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-cooks - Revel in a multicourse dinner prepared by the master chefs of Chef's Table during your Carnival cruise.
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Carnival Fascination: Photo tour & overview

Have you sailed on Carnival Fascination? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Carnival Fascination is the fourth Fantasy-class ship from Carnival Cruise Lines. Since joining Carnival's fleet in 1994, the ship underwent a complete retrofit and renovation in 2006 and reentered service with updated staterooms and a rebranding with Hollywood-themed decor. Exploring onboard spaces feels like wandering around a film set, including aptly named spaces such as the Passage to India lounge, Sensation Dining Room, Coconut Grove Bar and Grill or the Beverly Hills Bar. For passengers seeking a little star treatment, the Spa Carnival is a go-to for relaxation. Carnival Fascination also features typical amenities such as a resort-style pool, Serenity Adult Only Retreat, mini-golf course and Carnival WaterWorks.

Where Carnival Fascination sails

Home port: Jacksonville, Florida

Destinations: Carnival Fascination sails in and around the Bahamas, on two- to five-day cruises, including Nassau, Freeport and Little Stirrup Cay.

Ratings & awards

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Top dining options

The Taste Bar

Sample new flavors before dinner at The Taste Bar, where you can whet your appetite with a complimentary appetizer before dinner. The Taste Bar offers a range of different tastes from a variety of cuisines, inspired by the ship's top chefs.

Seaday Brunch

Before exploring the ship, enjoy a mid-morning meal at Seaday Brunch. Designed to cater to early risers as well as passengers who want to sleep-in, Seaday Brunch offers breakfast and lunch favorites to fuel your daily exploration.

Mongolian Wok

Asian flavors rule at this design-your-own stir-fry bar. Diners can try a limitless number of combinations, from Szechuan beef to Thai barbecue.

Coconut Grove Bar and Grill

Open 24 hours a day, Coconut Grove Bar and Grill is a one-stop destination for casual dining options such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, roast beef, chicken, fish, broccoli, rice, potatoes as well as an assortment of desserts. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

Horseback riding, hiking and nature walks are as popular as the beaches and snorkeling at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.
Radu Ursu / Courtesy of Carnival Cruise LinesHorseback riding, hiking and nature walks are as popular as the beaches and snorkeling at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.

Entertainment

Hasbro, The Game Show

Play giant versions of your favorite Hasbro games, such as Connect 4 and Yahtzee, with friends and family on stage with the chance to win prizes. Hasbro, The Game Show, puts a fun twist on these and other recreation room favorites.

Playlist Productions

Take your favorite musical hits — rock, pop, hip-hop or showtunes —  and put them live on stage, transforming them into full blown productions featuring pro singers and dancers rocking the house. Playlist Productions is your favorite music come-to-life on stage. 

Fine Art

Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork located on the Carnival Fantasy on the Empress deck.

Paris Lounge

A 2-level showroom with lavish shows that are akin to performances in Las Vegas.

Casino Royale

Named after the famous "Casino Royale" from the James Bond films, guests can try their hands at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more.

Bars & lounges

Carnival Fascination offers several Hollywood-themed bars and lounges, include the Beverly Hills Bar, Diamonds Are Forever Discotheque and the Passage to India Lounge

Spa & fitness

Spa Carnival

Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.

Activities

Carnival WaterWorks

This onboard water park features two waterslides, with a giant, 300-gallon dump bucket that combines water and gravity in a way that's sure to soak.

Serenity Adult-Only Retreat

Adult guests can enjoy some time to themselves in this adults-only retreat, where you can read, grab a drink or simply soak in the sun.

Photo Gallery

The Carnival Fantasy Photo Gallery is located on the Promenade deck and loaded with some of your best photo moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Mini golf
A 9-hole mini-golf course, complete with maintained greens and a view of the ship. 

Camp Carnival

Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.

Camp Carnival is a safe place for kids to play during a sailing on Carnival Fascination.
Courtesy of Carnival Cruise LinesCamp Carnival is a safe place for kids to play during a sailing on Carnival Fascination.

Circle 'C'

Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at Circle C, as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.

Club O2

Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

Staterooms

Staterooms are put into different categories based on size and amenities as well as the location on the cruise ship. Room types aboard the Carnival Fascination range from a suite with large balcony or an inside stateroom on the Riviera deck. 

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Passage to India Lounge
  • Where: Carnival Fascination

  • What: Carnival Comedy
  • Where: Aft Show Lounge

  • What: Club O2
  • Where: Carnival Fascination
  • Cocktails with the "beautiful crowd" at the Beverly Hills Bar.
  • Win prizes for the whole family with giant-sized versions of your favorite board games at Hasbro, The Game Show.
  • Belt out your favorite rock, pop, and musical hits alongside talented performers at the Playlist Productions.

Top dining options on board

Sensation dining room

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Chef's Table

  • Style: Gourmet
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

2,052 Passengers [?]
920 Crew
10 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
70,367 Tonnage [?]
855 Length in feet
103 Width in feet (max beam)
2015 REFURBISHED

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