• Carnival Fascination cruise ship
Rating:  
 (38  votes)

Cruise line: Carnival

Current cruise:
5 days to Bahamas
30 Aug, 2014 - 04 Sep, 2014

Special features

Passengers Capacity: 2052
Crew Capacity: 920
Passengers space ratio: 34,29
Passenger crew ratio: 2,23
Passenger decks: 10
Cabins: 1020
Dining rooms: 2
Spa: Yes
Lifts (elevators): 14
Pools: 3
Jacuzzis: 6

Technical specifications

Builder:STX FINLAND, RAUMA FINLAND
IMO number:9041253
Year built:1994
Speed:18 knots
Flag:Bahamas   Bahamas
Length:262 m
Draught:7.85 m
Tonnage:70538
This ship gained 4 star of total 38 votes.

Through the $34 million refurbishment, Carnival Fascination obtained an extensive sun deck overhaul. The cruise liner got the now-signature Carnival WaterWorks, with its three-hundred-foot-plus-long twister slide, racing slides and water-spraying apparatuses. The mid-vessel swimmingpool was remade in a tropical theme that featured massive beach umbrellas, thatched-roof-covered hot baths and palm tree sculptures. Carnival Fascination also obtained the adults-only "Serenity" place, made with whirlpools, plush chaise chairs and umbrellas. There were also added ninety-eight balconies to cabins, and some suites were retrofitted with bigger, extended balconies.

Despite the completely overhaul, the cruise liner does lack certain conveniences found on newer vessels, such as a large part of balcony cabins (even with the ninety-eight new balconies) and lots of alternative dining rooms (Fascination has none). Still, its year-round positioning in Jacksonville, which offers 4- to 7-night Bahamas cruise voyages, makes it a great cruise for 1st-timers or excursion-challenged residents in the tri-state homeport region (Florida, Alabama and Georgia).