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Carnival Fascination

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Carnival Fascination is no longer part of the fleet. However, visit Carnival Cruise Line to find out which other fantastic ships are on offer.

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.

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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.

Things to do

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.

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