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
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.