Carnival Fascination to Undergo Upgrades

The popular ship will emerge with 'significant renovations'

By: Ana Figueroa

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,052-passenger Fascination will undergo a 35-day dry dock beginning in September, for “significant renovations to a broad range of shipboard areas.”

Fascination is one of the most popular cruise choices from Miami, with its three and four-day Bahamas cruises. After the multi-million-dollar renovations, the ship will emerge with a new nine-hole miniature golf course on Sun Deck as well as the new Café on the Way, a patisserie serving specialty coffees and sweets, located along the ship’s Promenade Deck.

Other new features will include a teen club, part of Carnival’s ongoing expansion of its popular “Club 02” teen program. A new 1,600-square-foot Children’s World play area, located on Verandah Deck, will enhance the line’s Camp Carnival children’s program.

A new art gallery will debut on Empress Deck, and a new Atrium Bar on the same level will provide an additional venue for guests to enjoy cocktails and listen to music. Other changes on the ship will include a newly-designed Internet café and a new 1,200-square-foot conference room.

The Fascination’s 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival will also be renovated and include new private treatment rooms, updated exercise equipment, as well as cosmetic enhancements.

Staterooms and suites on the Fascination will be refurbished to include flat screen TVs, an entirely new décor and completely remodeled bathrooms. A number of crew areas will also be renovated.

Additionally, the refurbishment will include upgrades in carpeting and upholstery, and some modifications to the layout of the aft lounge and casino area to accommodate larger groups.

Other enhancements will include a new photo gallery on Promenade Deck providing guests with an easy and convenient means for viewing and selecting photos taken by the ship’s photographers during the cruise, as well as upgraded audio/visual equipment within the bandstand awning area, located on Lido Deck.

The 70,000-ton Fascination sails year-round from Miami. Three-day cruises depart Fridays and overnight in Nassau while four-day voyages depart Mondays and stop at Key West and Cozumel.