Makeover for Carnival’s Fantasy

The ship gets a multi-million-dollar update

By: Jana Jones

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,056-passenger Fantasy has completed a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, emerging with a host of new and updated features and facilities, including new photo and art galleries, a nine-hole miniature golf course and completely renovated health and fitness center.

The upgrades were completed during a 21-day scheduled dry dock that took place in Norfolk, Va. The Fantasy has resumed its year-round schedule of three- and four-day Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla.
    The Fantasy’s 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival has been completely revamped and now features 11 private treatment rooms, including two couples massage rooms, a new relaxation/waiting room, as well as updated equipment, new carpeting and tile.

The Sun Deck now sports a brand new nine-hole miniature golf course. There’s a new art gallery on the Empress Deck and a new photo gallery on the Promenade Deck. Fantasy also received a host of cosmetic upgrades throughout the vessel, including new tile work, carpeting and upholstery. Updated galley and laundry equipment has also been installed to enhance guest services.

The recent upgrades follow a 2003 drydock which included the installation of a new lobby bar, a renovated promenade and updated cabins.

The Fantasy entered service in 1990 as the namesake vessel of Carnival’s Fantasy-class. The ship departs Port Canaveral every Thursday on three-day cruises to Nassau, and every Sunday on four-day voyages to Nassau and Freeport.  Prices start at $249 per person for three-day cruises and $279 per person for four-day cruises based on double occupancy.


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