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Overview

Launched in 1990, the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy is the fleet's oldest ship. But thanks to its latest refurbishment in February 2016, it now contains modern features like the WaterWorks water park, RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar. While adults can relax at the casino or the adults-only Serenity Retreat, children ages 2 to 17 can participate in age-appropriate kids and teen clubs. 

The ship's dining options also got an upgrade to include Guy's Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina, in addition to the Lido Buffet. Evening entertainment ranges from shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club to karaoke at the piano bar to interactive fun at Hasbro, The Game Show.

In terms of lodging, Carnival Fantasy's staterooms all boast standard amenities like flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and 24-hour room service. Those looking for extra room should consider a Suite, which adds perks like a balcony and VIP check-in. The ship has a 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, and recent cruisers found the staff friendly and efficient.

In 2019-20, Carnival Fantasy cruises to the Caribbean and the Panama Canal from Mobile, Alabama. 

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Launched in 1990, the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy is the fleet's oldest ship. But thanks to its latest refurbishment in February 2016, it now contains modern features like the WaterWorks water park, RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar. While adults can relax at the casino or the adults-only Serenity Retreat, children ages 2 to 17 can participate in age-appropriate kids and teen clubs. 

The ship's dining options also got an upgrade to include Guy's Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina, in addition to the Lido Buffet. Evening entertainment ranges from shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club to karaoke at the piano bar to interactive fun at Hasbro, The Game Show.

In terms of lodging, Carnival Fantasy's staterooms all boast standard amenities like flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and 24-hour room service. Those looking for extra room should consider a Suite, which adds perks like a balcony and VIP check-in. The ship has a 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, and recent cruisers found the staff friendly and efficient.

In 2019-20, Carnival Fantasy cruises to the Caribbean and the Panama Canal from Mobile, Alabama. 

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1990

Pros & Cons

  • Ship includes "Fun Ship 2.0" amenities, like Guy's Burger Joint

  • Oldest ship in the fleet

3.50Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.8Traveler Rating »
  • 2.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Fantasy ranks #25 out of 26 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Fantasy offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Fantasy contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Fantasy deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 0 guests have reviewed Carnival Fantasy, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

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Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples37.1%
Families w/older children16.9%
Singles/Friends12.4%
Families w/young children11.8%
Groups6.6%
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