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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
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
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.