Carnival Fascination to Enter Dry Dock in February for Upgrades

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Carnival Fascination will enter dry dock in February 2018 to receive a major upgrade with new enhancements.

The Fantasy class cruise ship which is currently being used by FEMA for Hurricane relief efforts will undergo a major dry dock before it resumes service from San Juan, Puerto Rico in February 2018. Carnival Fascination will receive many new venues which can already be experienced on other ships in the fleet.

What will be added during Dry Dock?

The Carnival cruise ship will be getting new spaces including Guy’s Burger Joint developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery, Cherry on Top sweets shop, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and a Bonsai Sushi Express venue. Several of the venues are part of Carnival Cruise Lines FUN 2.0 upgrades which were first introduced on Carnival Liberty in 2011. Since then, even more new spaces have been rolled out on ships.

Carnival Fascination will begin its major multi-million dollar refurbishment at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport  Bahamas on February 4. The dry dock operation will last for two weeks and on February 17 the Carnival cruise ship will be released from the dock all fresh and ready for service.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:

“We can’t wait for our guests to experience these exciting new features aboard Carnival Fascination when she returns to her year-round homeport of San Juan early next year.”

The ship will depart on its first cruise since FEMA operation from San Juan on February 18, 2018. The ship will sail 7-day Southern Caribbean cruises year-round from the port which was damaged by major Hurricanes in September 2017. Port of calls on the ships resumed service from San Juna include St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

Carnival Fascination is a 70,370 gross ton vessel and can carry over 2,000 passengers at double occupancy. The ship already boasts an impressive WaterWorks Aqua Park with a long 300-foot twister waterslide, Seuss at Sea experiences and spaces, Punchliner Comedy Club, Playlist Productions shows and a lot more.


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