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Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Fantasy Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Fantasy

Year built1990  /  Age : 29
Flag state Panama
BuilderRauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
ClassFantasy
Building costUSD 250 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)260 m / 853 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage70367 gt
Passengers2056 - 2467
Crew980
Passengers-to-space ratio29
Decks13
Cabins1028
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2016
Sister-shipsCarnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sensation
Christened byTellervo Koivisto

Current itinerary / position of Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Fantasy current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. The itinerary starts on 30 Nov, 2019 and ends on 05 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
30 Nov 16:00    Departing from Mobile, Alabama hotels
02 Dec 08:00 - 16:00    Progreso, Mexico
03 Dec 09:00 - 17:00    Cozumel, Mexico
05 Dec 08:00    Arriving in Mobile, Alabama hotels

Review of Carnival Fantasy

Launched in 1990, Carnival Fantasy is the first of Carnival's eight Fantasy-class ships, together with SensationFascination and the “no balcony ships” EcstasyElationImaginationInspirationParadise.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Fantasy cruise ship

The 70,367-ton, 2,056-passenger cruise ship Carnival Fantasy is the oldest Carnival ship. At the time of her 2008 dry dock, the vessel was spruced up with cabin upgrades (which includes flat-screen TV's), a totally new water park and expanded dining possibilities. Today, Carnival Fantasy looks more modern and trendy, with cabins furnished in reds and golds, and dining rooms accented with plush chairs and soft lights. And while the ship still does not have all the facilities and conveniences of her younger siblings, the upgrades offer something new and fresh for cruisers and keep the Fantasy attractive.

Cruise itinerary program

The current Carnival Fantasy itinerary program is based on 4- and 5-day short Bahamas cruises from Charleston SC. Feature port destinations include Nassau and Freeport. Ship's 7-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries also call at Carnival’s private island, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turk. Starting February 2016, Fantasy will sail out of Miami FL, visiting Nassau, Key West, and Cozumel.

Since November 2016, the ship offers Western Caribbean cruises to Mexico, roundtrip from Mobile Alabama.

Cabins

Carnival Fantasy has a total number of 1028 cabins (of which 54 Suites, no Balcony rooms) in 19 grades. Most Carnival Fantasy staterooms are 185-sq. foot insides (408), oceanview (564) and suite (54, with verandas of 20-70 sq.feet). Ecstasy also has 25 wheelchair accessible cabins. The number of ship's cabin categories is 19. Fantasy's Grand Suites are the largest cabins onboard (330 sq.feet) and can accommodate up to five passengers. They feature sitting areas and spacious bathrooms with whirlpool bathtubs and a separate shower. Suite guests benefit from VIP check-in.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The most convenient dining option on Carnival Fantasy is Windows on the Sea buffet located on Lido Deck. Continental breakfast is served from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on sea days and starting at 6 a.m. on port days. Items offered include yogurt, bagels, and fruit. Buffet breakfast runs from 6 a.m. to noon /port days and from 7:30 a.m. to noon /sea days. An omelet station is offered at the rear of the buffet, where the pizzeria is situated. The Sushi Bar is another free dining option, at the end of the promenade, just before the Grand Atrium. This little stand, open daily from 5 to 8:15 p.m. offers several types of sushi and vegetarian options. If you're curious to taste something different, choose the Mongolian Wok, next to the grill and close to the pool on Lido Deck.

Carnival Fantasy cruise ship

Also available on all of the Fun ships is Chef's Table - a dining experience that affords a dozen guests a multicourse dinner with a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley and a master chef. This dining option takes place in a non-traditional venue, like the library or the galley, and can be booked onboard for US$75 per person.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Fantasy restaurants and food bars.

  • Celebration Dining Room (650-seat, forward Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”; offers themed breakfasts - “Seuss At Sea”, for $5 cover charge)
  • Jubilee Dining Room (658-seat, aft Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings).
  • Windows On The Sea Lido Buffet Restaurant (722-seat, complimentary self-service restaurant with various food stations; operates as a bistro in the evenings).
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Grand Atrium on Carnival Fantasy spans six decks and boasts a huge skylight window, as well as glass-enclosed elevators. The 2-deck high Universe Lounge is the spot where most of the entertainment takes place. It features a space-age theme, black curtains, black carpeting with stars and planets, plush seats and red walls. Everything from Battle of the Sexes to country line dancing takes place there. Nightly shows include plenty of singing and dancing, live music, comedians and magicians.

Carnival Fantasy cruise ship

Be aware that "what to do on your cruise" presentations are usually loosely masked sales pitches for future cruises, shore excursions, and art. You can always catch, what you consider might have been an interesting presentation, on your in-room TV later in the day. Ship's Forum Lounge, located on Promenade Deck, is significantly smaller and hosts smaller performances, such as karaoke.

Carnival Fantasy-class cruise ship WaterWorks slides (Fantasy, Elation, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Fascination, Sensation, Ecstasy)

Follows the complete list of Carnival Fantasy lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Ecstasy Grand Atrium Plaza (7-deck high midship open area served by Grand Plaza Lobby Bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery and Shop; Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts); The Fun Shops (offer “Bon Voyage” store menu, souvenirs, watches, jewelry, logo merchandise, duty-free liquor, fashion boutiques)
  • Universe Theatre (1300-seat, 2-level main show lounge)
  • Circle C (kids' complimentary club lounge with movies, video games, parties, planned activities)
  • Cleopatra’s Piano Bar (92-seat);
  • 24-hour Video Games Arcade; Club O2 teens' lounge for movies, karaoke, parties
  • Club 21 Casino (450-seat, served by the 21st Century Bar)
  • Via Marina Promenade and Bar (230-seat), Jewelry Shop
  • Bistro On The Blvd (58-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Cats Lounge and Bar (109-seat, with karaoke and dance floor)
  • Electricity Disco and Nightclub (230-seat Dance Club)
  • Majestic Bar (92-seat cigar bar with piano)
  • The Forum Lounge and Bar (540-seat, with dance floor and stage for live performances - Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch shows)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area with padded lounges, hammocks and two Whirlpools).
  • Fantasy Lido Pool area; Carnival WaterWorks Aqua Park (features the 4-deck high Twister Waterslide, two racing waterslides, fountains, jets, splash pool, kids area)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge with a complimentary programme and play area)
  • Spa Carnival (Spa and Fitness complex with Relaxation Room, Steam Rooms, Saunas, Massage Rooms, Beauty Salon, Gymnasium with Aerobics Studio)
  • Basketball/Volleyball Court, Jogging Track, Tennis Tables, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Shuffleboard.

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In 1993, the Carnival ship Fantasy was the "biggest-ever" passenger liner homeported in Port Canaveral FL. Ship's Bahamas cruises from Charleston were started in 2009. The vessel was christened by Tellervo Koivisto (1929-born) - wife of Mauno Koivisto (Finland's President in the period 1982-1994).

Fantasy is Carnival's oldest vessel and company's first Fantasy-class liner, with sisterships Ecstasy, Elation, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Sensation. Initially (1990-1993), ship's homeport was Miami Florida (3- and 4-days cruises to Bahamas). In 1993 Fantasy was homeported in Port Canaveral (Orlando) Florida. After Hurricane Katrina, in 2006 it was homeported in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana).

In 2008, Fantasy became the 3rd Carnival ship receiving the "Evolution of Fun" upgrade ("Fun Ship 1.0"). During the 2008-drydock, it received a new waterpark, more dining venues, major cabin upgrades (including new flat TVs and modern gold-red furniture), also soft lights and plush chairs in the MDR (dining room restaurant). Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was in 2016.

Since 2018, Carnival Cruise Line offers 7-day roundtrip Mobile Alabama departures to destinations no longer limited to Caribbean Mexico. On April 25, 2017, the company officially announced that Carnival Fantasy's itinerary program will visit port destinations in Bahamas, Key West Florida, Grand Cayman Island, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama Canal. Itineraries will be longer than ship's usual 4-5-day Mexican cruises (visiting Costa Maya and Cozumel).

Ship's large-sized namesakes are Disney Fantasy (2012-built) and the Color Fantasy (cruiseferry, 2004).

Carnival Fantasy Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Fantasy cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile
2019 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $229
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $254
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $319
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $529
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $649
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $319
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $234
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $199
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $224
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $209
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $204
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $209
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $229
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $249
2020 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $274
2020 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $269
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $279
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $394
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $324
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $454
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $449
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $354
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $379
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $464
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $324
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $364
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $339
2020 May 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $349
2020 May 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $329
2020 May 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2020 May 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $389
2020 May 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $434
2020 May 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $514
2020 May 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $534
2020 Jun 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $494
2020 Jun 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $554
2020 Jun 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $559
2020 Jun 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $494
2020 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $559
2020 Jun 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $564
2020 Jul 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $494
2020 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $524
2020 Jul 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $524
2020 Jul 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $494
2020 Jul 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $514
2020 Jul 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $514
2020 Jul 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $419
2020 Aug 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $434
2020 Aug 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $384
2020 Aug 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $299
2020 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $324
2020 Aug 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $304
2020 Aug 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $279
2020 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $279
2020 Sep 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $304
2020 Sep 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Sep 14 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mobile $589
2020 Sep 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $279
2020 Oct 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2020 Oct 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2020 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2020 Oct 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $304
2020 Oct 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $269
2020 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Nov 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Nov 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Nov 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $434
2020 Nov 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $249
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $259
2020 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $339
2020 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $524
2020 Dec 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $574
2020 Dec 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $604
2021 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Jan 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $254
2021 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Jan 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $254
2021 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $254
2021 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Feb 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Feb 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $304
2021 Feb 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $334
2021 Feb 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2021 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2021 Mar 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2021 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $454
2021 Mar 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2021 Mar 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $454
2021 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $454
2021 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2021 Mar 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $444
2021 Apr 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $404
2021 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2021 Apr 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2021 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2021 Apr 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $304
2021 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $344
2021 May 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $354
2021 May 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2021 May 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $364
2021 May 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $404
2021 May 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $334
2021 May 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $434
2021 May 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $534
2021 Jun 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $464
2021 Jun 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $554
2021 Jun 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $554
2021 Jun 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $464
2021 Jun 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $554
2021 Jun 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $554
2021 Jul 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $474
2021 Jul 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $554
2021 Jul 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $524
2021 Jul 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $464
2021 Jul 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $514
2021 Jul 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $504
2021 Jul 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $384
2021 Sep 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Sep 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2021 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2021 Oct 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2021 Oct 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $314
2021 Oct 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $304
2021 Oct 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Oct 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $274
2021 Oct 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $274
2021 Nov 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Nov 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $284
2021 Nov 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $274
2021 Nov 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $434
2021 Nov 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $264
2021 Dec 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $354
2021 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $634
2022 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $289
2022 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $319
2022 Feb 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $289
2022 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $329
2022 Mar 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $349
2022 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $459
2022 Mar 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $459
2022 Mar 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $339
2022 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $429
2022 Apr 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $399
2022 Apr 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $339
2022 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $389
2022 Apr 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $359
2022 Apr 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $309
2022 Apr 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $349
2022 Apr 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $359

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Great cruise!

by Cdochik@gmail.com
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5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean
Departure date: 13 Jul 2019
So, our original cruise date was 7/13! Due to Hurricane Barry causing port of Mobile to close, we were delayed by a day and didnt get to board the Fantasy until Sunday, July 14th. This ended up causing us to lose our port day in Costa Maya(hated to miss a day, but definitely understand) In the...