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Overview

Carnival Fascination has undergone several renovations since it first launched in 1994, bringing it up to date with some of Carnival's "Fun Ship 2.0" innovations. A revamp in February 2018 included the addition of Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina and Tequila Bar, the Alchemy bar and more. The 2,056-passenger Fascination also has a WaterWorks water park, an adults-only Serenity Retreat and the Punchliner Comedy Club. Even with the dining variety, some recent cruisers were disappointed with the food quality in some areas of the ship. 

When it comes to lodging, staterooms vary from compact Interior cabins to larger Balcony and Suite category rooms, all of which include flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. Meanwhile, onboard activities range from classes at the fitness center to treatments at the spa. Those who seek more action can play games like mini-golf or participate in the interactive Hasbro, The Game Show. Kids ages 2 to 17 can also participate in age-appropriate youth clubs. Overall, past cruisers praise Carnival Fascination for its budget-friendly prices, as well as the friendly demeanor of the 920 staff members. 

In 2018-19, Carnival Fascination cruises to the Caribbean from Barbados and San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Carnival Fascination has undergone several renovations since it first launched in 1994, bringing it up to date with some of Carnival's "Fun Ship 2.0" innovations. A revamp in February 2018 included the addition of Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina and Tequila Bar, the Alchemy bar and more. The 2,056-passenger Fascination also has a WaterWorks water park, an adults-only Serenity Retreat and the Punchliner Comedy Club. Even with the dining variety, some recent cruisers were disappointed with the food quality in some areas of the ship. 

When it comes to lodging, staterooms vary from compact Interior cabins to larger Balcony and Suite category rooms, all of which include flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. Meanwhile, onboard activities range from classes at the fitness center to treatments at the spa. Those who seek more action can play games like mini-golf or participate in the interactive Hasbro, The Game Show. Kids ages 2 to 17 can also participate in age-appropriate youth clubs. Overall, past cruisers praise Carnival Fascination for its budget-friendly prices, as well as the friendly demeanor of the 920 staff members. 

In 2018-19, Carnival Fascination cruises to the Caribbean from Barbados and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1994

Pros & Cons

  • Budget-friendly itineraries

  • Some guests found the cabins small

3.70Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.7Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Fascination ranks #15 out of 25 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

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

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Deck Plans

Carnival Fascination contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Fascination 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 Fascination, giving it a rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-5.

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Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples42%
Families w/older children17.4%
Singles/Friends13.2%
Families w/young children12.2%
Groups5.6%
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