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Carnival Fascination

Perfecting American-style cruising, Carnival Fascination is packed with fun for all the family. Daytimes are filled with splashing about at one of the pools or waterpark and catching some rays in the sun, while evenings come to life at the bars and clubs across the ship. When it comes to eating, you’ll be well fuelled for all your adventures with a selection of sit-down meals, food to go and buffet-style restaurants.

Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1994
Tonnage 70367
Number Of Decks 10
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2056 (2634)
Crew 920
Refurbished 01/01/2006

Ship Facilities

Working up an appetite onboard a Carnival cruise is a guarantee, which is why there are so many different eating options throughout the day. Ranging from buffets, to pizza slices, juicy burgers, and even exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, you won’t have to go to the same dining spot twice!

Quick bites
  • Bonsai Sushi Express- fresh sushi served in the blink of an eye.
  • Carnival Deli- sandwiches and wraps jam-packed with flavour.
  • Pizza Pirate- hand-tossed pizzas with your choice of toppings.
Casual dining
  • Guy’s Burger Joint- juicy burgers brought to you by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
  • BlueIguana Cantina- fresh Mexican flavours.
  • Dining Room- three delicious courses, beautifully presented in a casual setting.
  • Lido Marketplace- global cuisine served buffet-style.
  • The Chef’s Table- enjoy a private tour of the kitchen followed by a world-class dining experience.
  • Steakhouse selections- mouthwatering cuts of meat and classic steakhouse sides.
  • Room Service- available 24-hours for those mealtimes where you just don’t feel like leaving your cabin.

Whether you prefer to spend your evenings having a laid-back drink and chat with other guests or like to make the most of the extravagant entertainment onboard, there’s no fear of being bored when it comes to nightimes on Carnival Fascination.

If you’re looking for a place to quench your thirst before the night kicks off, or simply a place to sit back and relax for the evening, you’re bound to find the perfect bar for you:

  • RedFrog Rum Bar- serving up cocktails and delicious rum-based drinks in a Caribbean-inspired atmosphere.
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar- if tequila is your thing, this is the place to go.
  • Stars Bar- located next to the Casino, this busy bar heats up at night when the live band gets the crowds moving.
  • Alchemy Bar- a quieter option, expert mixologists will be happy to whip up a concoction of your choice.
  • Piano Bar 88- would it be a cruise without the opportunity for a singalong?

For those looking to carry on the night into the early hours of the morning, Diamonds Are Forever is the onboard nightclub where the crowds start to gather after midnight.

However, evenings on Carnival Fascination don’t just have to be about drinking and dancing. The two theatres- Palace Theater and Puttin’ On The Ritz- host broadway-style productions and fun interactive game shows for all the family.

With port-intensive itineraries, your time onboard Carnival Fascination is all about relaxing, and where better to do so than at Spa Carnival? Offering a variety of treatments including massages, wraps and scrubs, as well as teeth whitening and salon services, you’ll be able to leave your holiday feeling well and truly pampered.

However, there’s no reason for the relaxing to stop there. With a pool, hot tub and plenty of sun loungers it’s easy to lay back and watch the world go by, while the Tara Library is a peaceful indoor haven providing a selection of books and board games for guests to enjoy.

Meanwhile, Carnival also expertly caters for those holidaymakers who like to stay active. Boasting a waterpark with three impressive slides, a jogging track and a mini-golf course, there’s plenty of fun to be had during the day. Alternatively, for a more intensive workout, the fully equipped gym and fitness classes are a great opportunity to work up a sweat.

Customer reviews for Carnival Fascination

The whole cruise is labelled as FUN and I must say it was a bit like Butlins on the sea. The things I liked were the service in the restaurant, room service and the bar The rooms were lovely and the attendant was really good fun.entertainment, especially Sean D and Keys McLaughlin, the band was really good too although I cant remember their name. The way the crew dealt with man overboard on the last day was excellent and very professional. The embarkation and disembarkation was excellent and very speedy The didn't likes were the Serenity adult deck was too small and there was no pool just 2 hot tubs. I felt sorry for the entertainment as every time the speaker cut in to their set they had to start again building up their set. I wasn't keen on the silly dancing in the restaurant or the lack of dressing for dinner.

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Excellent cruise. Crew multinational and very dedicated to give a high standard. Informal cruising with a couple of elegant nights. Carnival Fascination is an American ship currently based in Puerto Rico,its a party boat with lots going on. The entertainment director worked extremely hard to organise the day to day entertainment and to keep everyone informed about the days activities. Ports visited were good and the ship always tied up in the main cruise ports it visited. No tenders. Small but comfortable staterooms, food excellent and plenty of it.

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All in all we really enjoyed our cruise. We were disappointed about the food in the main restaurant and I have already reported this to Carnival. The ports were perfect and shore excursions well done . Travel to and from the Caribbean was good apart from immigration at Atlanta.

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