Carnival Fascnination 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 98 (Jan)
2009 Rating 96 (June)
2009 Rating 99 (Dec)
2010 Rating 99 (Jul)
2011 Rating 99 (Feb)
2011 Rating 99 (Aug)
2011 Rating 99 (Dec)
2012 Rating 93 (Jul)
2013 Rating 84 (Mar)
2013 Rating 97 (May)
2013 Rating 95 (Aug)
2015 Rating 95 (Feb)
2016 Rating 97 (Jan)
2016 Rating 98 (Jun)
2017 Rating 93 (Jan)

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.

Carnival Fascination News

The Carnival Fascination is scheduled for dry dock November 6 - 21, 2020 *. 

* Dates subject to change due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.


The Fascination embarks year-round from Jacksonville, FL offering a wide variety of ports of call. See Carnival's website for itineraries.

4-day & 5-day Bahamas Cruises possible Port of Call: Key West, Florida;  Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Little Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas;

7-day Western Caribbean: Day at Sea; Day at Sea; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas;  Nassau, Bahamas; Day at Sea

Deck Plan

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Sun Deck 14

Jogging track, mini-golf (aft)

Sports Deck 12

Slide entrance (aft) Fitness Center and Studio, Salon, Spa Carnival (forward)

Veranda Deck 11

Carnival Waterworks (aft), Camp Ocean (mid), Passenger staterooms (forward)

Lido Deck 10

Resort-style pool, Redfrog Rum Bar, Bluelguana Tequila Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, Guy's Burger Joint (mid), Panorama Bar & Grill Buffet, Deli, Pizzeria (aft)

Promenade Deck 9

Serenity adults-only lounge Starlight Lounge, Alchemy Bar (aft) Arcade, City Lights Promenade, Rolls Royce Cafe, Stripes Dance Club, Chinatown Lounge, Internet Cafe, Metropolis Bar, Crystal Palace Casino, Cherry on Top, Club O2, Photo Gallery, Bonsai Sushi Express (mid),  Blue Sapphire main show lounge (forward)

Atlantic Deck 8

Wind Song dining room (aft), Wind Star dining room, Library, Neon Piano Bar, Grand Atrium (mid), Fun shops, Circle C, Blue Sapphire main show lounge (forward)

Empress Deck 7

Atrium, Internet Cafe, Atrium Bar, Carnival Adventures, Guest Services, Art Gallery (mid-forward) Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Main Deck 5

Passenger staterooms

Riviera 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.

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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.

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Outdoor Venues


Location: Verandah Deck 11 - aft
Hours: 10:00am-sunset, weather conditions permitting / hours subject to change

Expansive spray park with varied water spray apparatus
300' long spiraling water tube slide

 82' long double-lane racing waterslide

Surrounding areas with lounge chairs for sun and relaxing

City Sports Park

Located on the Sun Deck, the City Sports Park includes a 9-hole mini-golf course, padded jogging track (padded track; 10 laps = 1 mile), volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, ping pong.

Lido Deck

"Resort-style” pool located mid-ship on Lido Deck featuring thatched roofing and large faux palm trees.

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

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 Fascination

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Sister ship - Carnival Sensation


The Fascination received a multi-million dollar makeover complete with a spanking-new lobby bar in the six-story atrium, a 9-hole mini golf course and sushi bar. Staterooms have been upgraded with new, flat-screen TVs and restyled bathrooms.  

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
  Carnival Ships Smoking Areas (PDF)



Ship Class: Fantasy

Cost: $315 million

Launched: 1994

Refurbished: 2018
Scheduled for dry dock in November 2020

GRT: 70,367

Length: 855 ft.

Draft: 25.7 ft.

Speed: 21  Knots

Passengers: 2,675 passenger capacity


Ninety-eight balconies were also added to existing accommodations during the dry dock, creating spacious 230-square-foot balcony staterooms that provide the ideal vantage point for viewing the tropical scenery.  Sixty-two of the new balcony staterooms are located aft with several of these featuring extended balconies, while 24 are located mid-ship and 12 near the stern. Several suites were also retrofitted with larger, extended balconies.


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.
Balcony 230 sq. ft.



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.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Included in the space is a private bathrooms, three closets, a patio table and chairs, 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.

Self-Service Launderettes

Hours: posted on the Laundry Room door
2 or 3 washers and 2 or 3 dryers ($)
1 iron and ironing board
Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener ($)
Upper Deck 6 - aft / across from stateroom U154
Empress Deck 7 - forward / across from stateroom E2

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Sensation and Imagination main dining rooms were refurbished with new carpeting, upholstery and other cosmetic enhancements. The Sensation dining room, located forward, was also reconfigured for Your Time Dining providing guests the option of open seating between 5:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly.

Coconut Bar & Grill

Self-Service Casual Lido  Complimentary Restaurant

Delicious new dining options were added to the ship’s casual poolside restaurant, Coconut Grove Bar & Grill.  Location: Lido Deck 10 - midship / aft
Hours: open for breakfast / lunch / dinner / late night snacks. Available 24 Hours: coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, lemonade and unsweetened iced tea
Beer Station (9:00am-11:00pm) Pour Your Own Beer ($)

Breakfast Time: 7:00am-10:30am (hours may vary)
Hot and Cold Buffet and Specialty Stations: hot cereal and boxed cereal, eggs, omelet station, bacon and sausage, hash browns, pastries, bread, toast and bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit.

Lunch Time: 12:00pm-2:30pm (hours may vary)
Hot and Cold Buffet / Specialty Stations: Buffet featuring pastas, stir-fry, carving station - choices may vary among the fleet
Salad Bar: Elaborate salad bar featuring 35 items
Chef’s Choice: Featuring a different International cuisine each day
Desserts: Variety of desserts including sugar-free selections

Dinner Time and Late Night (hours may vary)
Good Eats: (6:00pm-9:30pm) Buffet-Style - an array of pastas, steaks, prime rib, grilled chicken, specialty salads and desserts along with a daily Chef's Special.
Late Night Snacks: (11:30pm-1:00am) Hot and cold light snacks and desserts
Swirls: (open 24 hours) Self-service ice cream and frozen yogurt

Carnival Deli

Location: Lido Deck 10 (inside Lido Restaurant)
Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm
Food Service, featuring complimentary deli sandwiches piled-high and favorite sides.

 Pizza Pirate

Location: Lido Deck 10 (inside Lido Restaurant)
Hours: 24 hours
Food Service, featuring complimentary, hand-tossed, thin-crusted pies made in a traditional pizza oven

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.

Bonsai Sushi Express($)

Sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15 for a sushi ship for two.

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.

Bogart's Cafe

Serving Specialty coffees and homemade pasties throughout the day.

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.

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Notable Rooms

The Palace 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!

88 Piano Bar

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

Puttin' on the Ritz 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.

Beverly Hills Bar

Intimate lounge near the Puttin' on the Ritz Lounge.

Diamonds are Forever Disco

Party late-night at this main dance lounge playing today's latest hits. Located on Promenade deck.

Casino Royale

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

Spa Carnival

Location: Sports Deck 12 - forward
Fitness Center and Studio
Hours: 6:00am-10:00pm
Fully equipped with Life Fitness equipment
Scheduled fitness classes offered; specialty classes ($)

Spa and Salon

Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm
2 saunas (men/women)
2 steam rooms (men/women)
2 locker rooms (men/women) 
10 treatment massage rooms ($)
European-style treatments and services ($)
Hair and nail grooming for men and women ($)
Acupuncture ($)

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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.

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