Carnival Fascination Completes Multi-Million Dollar Dry Dock

Carnival Fascination resumes Caribbean cruises from San Juan after a major multi-million dollar dry dock which added all the latest FUN 2.0 upgrades.

The Carnival cruise ship has resumed cruising after completing a multi-million dollar dry dock refurbishment in Freeport, Bahamas. The goes back to regular cruises after the dry dock and being chartered by FEMA for Hurricane relief efforts.

Carnival Fascination is Back!

The Fantasy class Carnival cruise ship is back in service after completing a major dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The ship is now enhanced with the latest offerings and features already found on many other ships in the fleet.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said:

“We’re delighted that the Carnival Fascination has returned to year-round sailing from San Juan better than ever with a wide range of great new dining, beverage and retail options for our guests to enjoy,”

Before the dry dock Carnival Fascination was chartered by FEMA to house relief workers doing Hurricane relief efforts in St. Croix located in the Eastern Caribbean.

The ship has already resumed service after a wide range of upgrades from San Juan, Puerto Rico which was also impacted by Hurricane back in September 2017. The ship departs the port every Sunday for week-long itineraries including calls in St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. This is one of the best itineraries you’ll find on a Fantasy class ship.

Carnival Fascination in the Caribbean
Photo By: Carnival Cruise Line

New Carnival Fascination Upgrades

if you’re thinking a Carnival Fascination cruise in the future you’ll want to know what was added during the major renovation. The ship has been brought up to date with other Carnival cruise ships with all the FUN 2.0 features.

Guy’s Burger Joint

A free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.

RedFrog Rum Bar

A poolside watering hole offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

BlueIguana Cantina

A complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

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

Cherry on Top

The “sweetest spot on board,” Cherry on Top is the gateway to the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun-and-fanciful gifts, just-because novelties, colorful custom apparel and more.

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails.

Bonsai Sushi Express

The success of the full-service Bonsai Sushi restaurants has spawned this casual, convenient yet equally tasty offshoot featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more.

Carnival Fascination is a 70,300 gross ton ship with a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy. The ship already has the “Evolutions of Fun” upgrade with the adults-only Serenity area, water works on the open deck and new staterooms.


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