Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections


CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 95 (May)
2009 Rating 89 (Nov)
2010 Rating 95 (Apr)
2010 Rating 98 (Oct)
2011 Rating 95 (Jun)
2012 Rating 99 (Jan)
2012 Rating 98 (Aug)
2013 Rating 98 (Feb)
2013 Rating 99 (Jul)
2014 Rating 99 (Feb)
2015 Rating 99 (Feb)
2016 Rating 94 (May)
2017 Rating 93 (Jan)
2019 Rating 94 (Feb)
2019 Rating 99 (Oct)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Cruise Ship Itinerary

Year-Long Schedule of Four- and Five-Day Cruises from Mobile Begin November 2016

Carnival Fantasy departs the Mobile Cruise Terminal Thursdays on four-day “long weekend” cruises to Cozumel and on Mondays and Saturdays on five-day voyages to Costa Maya or Progreso.

Deck Plan

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Sun Deck 14

 Jogging track, Mini-golf , Sports Park (aft)

Sports Deck 12

Fitness Center, Spa Carnival, Steam and Sauna rooms (forward), Slide Entrance (aft)

Veranda Deck 11

Carnival Waterworks (aft), Passenger staterooms (forward)

Lido Deck 10

Navigational Bridge (forward), resort-style pool, pool stage, Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar (mid) Guy's Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina (aft)

Promenade Deck 9

Serenity adults only lounge, Camp Ocean, The Forum Aft Lounge, Majestic Bar, Via Marina Promenade (aft), Electricity Dance Club, Musical Cafe, Internet Cafe, Cats Lounge, $10 Boutique, Bistro, 21st Century Bar, Club 21 Casino (mid), Club O2, Video Arcade, Sushi Bar, photo gallery, Universe show lounge (forward)

Atlantic Deck 8

Jubilee main dining room (aft)Celebration main dining room,  Pavilion Library, Cleopatra Piano Bar, Circle C (mid), Fun Shops, Universe show lounge (forward)

Empress Deck 7

Passenger staterooms (forward, mid, aft) Grand Atrium, Art Gallery, Wifi area, Carnival Adventures, Guest Services, Dream Studio (mid-forward)

Upper Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Main Deck 5

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck Deck 4

Passenger staterooms

Deck 3

Medical Center (forward)
Hours: On Call 24/7 | Sea Days (9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm) | Port Days (8:00am-10:00am, 4:00pm-6:00pm)
Equipped to treat minor non-emergency matters at a customary fee ($)
The ship is staffed with one physician and three nurses.
Equipment: defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oxymeters, thrombolytic therapy, electrocardiograph machine and lab equipment.

Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views. Serenity is located on Promenade Deck 9 Aft (behind the Forum Aft Lounge.)

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Outdoor Venues


An expansive aqua park towering over Verandah Deck. Designed with all-ages appeal, the sprawling, open-air facility includes a 300-foot-long spiral water slide – the longest at sea – along with twin 82-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus.

City Sports Park

Located on the Sun Deck, the City Sports Park includes a 9-hole mini-golf course, padded jogging track, volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, ping pong.

RedFrog Rum Bar

A poolside version of the line’s popular RedFrog Pub that debuted on Carnival Magic offering a quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

Bar, a fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.

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Carnival Fantasy

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Entering service in 1990, the Fantasy is the oldest ship in the fleet. Fantasy received the "Evolutions of Fun" enhancements in the Fall of 2008. Upgrades include the addition of the WaterWorks park, Serenity adults-only retreat, resort-style pool. Staterooms have been upgraded with new, flat-screen TVs and restyled bathrooms.


2.0 Upgrades Scheduled For Spring 2016

Posted September 23, 2015

Carnival Fantasy will undergo a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in early 2016 that will add a number of terrific onboard options. These include Guy’s Burger Joint, a complimentary poolside dining venue serving handcrafted burgers and fries created by the poplar chef and restaurateur, all enjoyed amidst lively interiors that celebrate Fieri’s California roots and love of car culture.  Located adjacent to Guy’s Burger Joint is the BlueIguana Cantina offering authentic handmade burritos and tacos along with an elaborate toppings and salsa bar. Also located poolside is the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Rum Bar offering the region’s top rums and beers as well as the BlueIguana Tequila Bar with margaritas, Mexican beers and other frosty libations. 

Cruise Ship Specifications

Ship Class: Fantasy

Launched: 1990

Refurbished: January 2019

GRT: 71,000

Length: 855 ft.

Draft: 25.7 ft.

Speed: 21  Knots

Passengers: 2,056


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 195 sq. ft.
Outside 220 sq. ft.
Suite 210 sq. ft. and veranda



Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Twin beds can be converted to a King bed. Some interior rooms include a porthole for viewing.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom from a picture window. Included in the space is a private bathrooms, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Two twin beds covert to a king bed.


All suites come with VIP check-in and balcony views. The suites have ample space to stretch out and move around. The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

Located on the Atlantic Deck, Celebration (forward) and Jubilee (midship) main dining rooms offer early and late dinner seating or anytime seating.

Main Buffet

Windows on the Sea also features a new Mongolian Wok where guests can select their choice of meat, vegetables, and noodles and have the dish prepared before their eyes. A rotisserie has been added, as well, with roasted chicken, beef, and lamb, along with a variety of side dishes and accompaniments. Located on Lido deck.

Bluelguana Cantina

Onboard Mexican featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos. Homemade tortillas and chips and a salsa bar with choices from mild to hot are always ready to go.

Guy's Burger Joint

Poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries, more. Choose one of Guy's creations or create your ideal burger.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

Notable Rooms

Universe Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

Cleopatra's Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

The Forum Aft Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club.  Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night.  The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy. Located on Promenade deck.

Majestic Cigar Bar

Intimate lounge near the Forum Lounge perfect for a post-dinner humidor.

Electricity Disco

Party late-night at this main dance lounge located on Promenade deck.

Club 21 Casino

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship with blackjack, slots, craps, and bingo.

Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.