Carnival Cruise Lines has unveiled the design details for its
new resort-style pool areas and Carnival WaterWorks aqua parks on
its eight Fantasy-class ships, part of the line’s $250 million
Evolutions of Fun enhancement program.
“A quintessential part of the Carnival cruise experience centers
around the ships’ pools and outdoor decks,” said Vicki Freed,
senior vice president of sales and marketing for Carnival. “With
the Evolutions of Fun program, we have focused very heavily on
making these areas absolutely fabulous.”
The new resort-style main pool areas, located mid-ship on Lido
Deck, will feature umbrellas to provide shaded seating along the
tiled “beach” that will border the pool. Blue tile and yellow
accents aim to reflect the Caribbean’s aqua water and yellow
A thatched roof will cover one of the two whirlpools at either
end of the swimming pool and faux palm trees and additional
thatched roofing will enhance the resort-like styling.
Two bars and the outdoor food service area will also incorporate
the thatched roofing and mosaic tiles.
The Carnival WaterWorks aqua parks will be introduced on
Verandah Deck aft on Fantasy-class ships and will feature a
four-deck high, 300-foot long spiraling tube water slide aimed to
be the biggest, longest and most elaborate in the cruise industry.
A separate 82-foot long triple-lane waterslide will be featured as
well. A spray park will offer water fun for both kids and adults to
The first two ships to begin receiving these features, as well
as Serenity adults-only deck areas, are the Carnival Imagination
and Carnival Inspiration later this year, with completion expected
by the end of 2009.