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Carnival Fascination

Capacity
2056
Crew
920
Tonnage
70 367
Length
855 ft (261 m)
First voyage
1994
Decks
14

Carnival Fascination (formerly Fascination) is the fourth of eight Fantasy-class cruise ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on July 1, 1994, and christened Fascination by Jeanne Farcus.

During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name. She is currently home-ported in San Juan, Puerto Rico and sails... Read more

Carnival Fascination

Capacity (DO): 
2056
Crew: 
920
Tonnage: 
70 367
Length: 
855 ft (261 m)
Beam: 
103 ft (31 m)
First voyage: 
1994
Decks: 
14

Carnival Fascination (formerly Fascination) is the fourth of eight Fantasy-class cruise ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on July 1, 1994, and christened Fascination by Jeanne Farcus.

During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name. She is currently home-ported in San Juan, Puerto Rico and sails to the Caribbean year-round. After the destruction caused from both Hurricane Irma and Maria, she was docked in St Croix, US Virgin Islands under charter to FEMA to house hurricane relief workers from October 15, 2017 until February 3, 2018.

Renovations

Fascination was given a multimillion-dollar refurbishment while in dry dock during September 2006.

In January 2010 Carnival Fascination was again dry docked to be refurbished.

In January 2013, Carnival Fascination underwent another dry dock.

Itineraries

Prior to 2016 The Carnival Fascination sailed from Jacksonville, Florida. She offered 4-day cruises to the Bahamas, with stops in Nassau and Freeport and 5-day cruises included stops in Key West and Nassau on the Monday sailing. The alternate 5-day sailing (Saturday departure) stopped at Nassau and Half Moon Cay. In April and May, 2011, Fascination operated a 7 night itinerary stopping in Nassau, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turk. However, Carnival later announced that all 7-Day sailings would be canceled, citing strong demand for the shorter 4 and 5 day sailings.

The Fascination was the first Carnival ship to sail from New York. When she arrived in New York starting on July 24, 1994 - September 4, 1994 she sailed 5-Day cruises to Saint John, New Brunswick & Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also sailed 2-day cruises to nowhere, with the ship itself as the destination. After September she moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In 2013 and 2014, Coco Cay replaced Key West on some of the Carnival Fascination's itineraries. Coco Cay is a private island in the Bahamas owned by rival cruise line Royal Caribbean International.

In April, 2016, Fascination repositioned to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she now sails seven-day Southern Caribbean cruises.

In October 2017, Fascination was chartered to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for four months and was docked in St. Croix as part of hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This charter cost FEMA $74.7 million.

Beginning February 2018, the ship resumed operating 7 Day Southern Caribbean cruises departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Attractions on Carnival Fascination


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Shore Excursions

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The best way to get the information about shore excursions and to book your best one is just to ask us!
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The Tara Library

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With wall-to-wall activities, most people wouldn’t think of their cruise vacation as a great time to read a book, but you’ll find the bibliophilic faithful stretched out on deck chairs, enjoying th...
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Conference Room

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Special zone for those workagolics who just can't live without their jobs.
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Gymnasium

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We have some bad news for you — your ship has a gym. In other words, there’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land. That’s great news, however, for your body, which will definitel...
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Sensation Dining Room

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“Hey, which side does the fork go on?” is a question you’ll never have to ask at a dining room dinner aboard a Carnival cruise — we set the table for you. We also bring to the table a full three co...
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Jewelry Shop

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Fine jewelry for true connoisseurs.
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Aerobics

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Galley

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Beverly Hills Cigar Bar

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A cozy bar, where you can relax with a cigar and elite drinks.
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Steam

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All your stress vaporizes and floats away as you relax and unwind in the soothing steam of our saunas.