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Carnival Fascination (FS) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 02/25/2020 02:25 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise: October 1, 1994
Godmother: Jeanne Farcus, Wife of Joe Farcus, Interior Architect of the Carnival Fleet.
Country of registry: The Bahamas
Cost: $315,000,000.
Cruising speed: 21.0 knots


  • Gross tonnage: 70,367 tons
  • Length: 855 feet
  • Beam: 103 feet; 118 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Occupancy based on 2 guests per stateroom: 2056 (1028 staterooms)
  • Full guest occupancy: 2675
  •  Passenger decks: 10
  • Space ratio: 34:1


  • Total Officers and crew: 920
  • Officers: International
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International

1028 Total Guest Staterooms (including 24 accessible staterooms)

  • 8 Grand Suites with extended balcony
  • 20 Grand Suites with large balcony
  • 26 Junior Suites with standard balcony
  • 98 staterooms with standard balcony
  • 468 ocean view staterooms
  • 389 interior staterooms
  • 19 interior upper/lower staterooms
All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryers in Grand Suites (categories ES and GS), safe and flat-screen TV

Life Saving Equipment
Grand Total Lifesaving Capacity:  4470

  • 12 Lifeboats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 1800)
  • 6 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 145 / total occupancy: 870)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)

Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry Dock: 5/04/99-5/14/99
  • Dry Dock: 4/21/01-5/03/01
  • Dry Dock: 9/26/03-10/16/03
  • Dry Dock: 9/04/06-10/08/06
  • Dry Dock: 1/04/10-2/01/10
  • Dry Dock: 1/05/13-1/19/13
  • Dry Dock: 3/14/15-3/28/15
  • Dry Dock: 2/04/18-2/17/18  
  • Dry Dock: 11/06/20-11/21/20

Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Renovation completed during dry dock:  2/04/18 - 2/17/18

  • Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc. in public areas
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (replaced food service, Off the Grill)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (replaced food service, Mongolian Wok)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • Alchemy Bar (replaced Beverly Hills Bar)
  • Cherry On Top (replaced Special Occasion)
  • Added Bonsai Sushi Express pop-up on Promenade Deck 

Renovations completed during dry dock: 3/14/15-3/28/15

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall covering and tile work in lounges and public areas

Renovations completed during dry dock: 1/05/13-1/19/13

  • Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • Addition of 2 new ocean view staterooms: R156 and R158

Renovations completed during dry dock: 1/04/10-2/01/10

  • an expansive new water park
  • Serenity, an exclusive adults-only retreat
  • a redesigned resort-style main pool area
  • a Circle "C" facility for 12-14 year olds
  • 98 balconies will be added to existing ocean view staterooms; several of the suites will be modified to feature a larger, extended balcony.
  • Cosmetic enhancements will be made to public rooms and areas
  • Add to the Lido Restaurant: Mongolian Wok and Rotisserie
  • Upgrades to both main dining rooms; the forward dining room will be re-configured to accommodate “Your Time Dining”

Renovations completed 10/09/06

  • All guest staterooms and suites will be refurbished to include completely remodeled bathrooms, new décor (carpeting/drapes/linens), the Carnival Comfort Bed and flat panel TV’s.
  • New nine-hole miniature golf course on Sun Deck.
    New Teen Club (Club O2) on Promenade Deck.
  • 1,600 square foot Children’s World play area located on Verandah Deck
  • Layout modifications and cosmetic upgrades that include carpeting and upholstery will be done in various public lounges including the aft lounge, the mainlounge and the casino.
  • New art gallery on Empress Deck.
  • New Atrium Lobby Bar will be installed on Empress Deck with space for a trio to play.
  • New 1,200 square foot conference room on Promenade Deck.
  • New Café on the Way offering specialty coffees and sweets on the Promenade Deck.
  • New photo gallery on the Promenade Deck Atrium.
  • Redesigned Internet Café will be located adjacent to the Purser’s Information Desk on Empress Deck
  • The 12,000 square foot Spa Carnival facility will be renovated with new private treatment rooms, updated exercise equipment and a host of cosmetic enhancements.
  • A poolside stage will be relocated to a covered area on Lido Deck.
    An enclosed netted basketball court will be installed adjacent to the aft pool on Verandah Deck.



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