Carnival Fascination To Get The Balcony Treatment

We are very excited to announce that the Carnival Fascination will undergo a multi-million-dollar renovation in January 2010 that will include the addition of a new water park, adults-only retreat, and resort-style main pool area, as well as 98 balconies added to existing ocean view staterooms. Carnival Fascination will be the third ship to incorporate the additional balconies, joining Carnival Ecstasy, which will receive balconies during its dry dock in October, and Carnival Sensation which had similar work done earlier this year.

The refurbishment, which will take place during a 28-day dry dock will include a number of exciting open deck features, including Carnival WaterWorks with 82-foot-long racing slides, a splash zone and the aqua park's signature design element - a 300-foot-long Twister water slide. Carnival Fascination’s main pool on Lido deck will also be transformed with oversized umbrellas, colorful tile work and thatched roofing, creating a relaxing, resort-style ambiance. She will also receive an adults-only retreat, Serenity. The refurbishment will also include upgrades to the Sensation and Imagination main dining rooms, with the Sensation dining room being reconfigured for Your Time Dining.

Of the 98 additional private balcony staterooms, sixty-two will be located aft – with several of them featuring extended balconies – while 24 others will be located mid-ship and 12 near the stern. Several of the Carnival Fascination’s existing suites will be retrofitted with larger, extended balconies.

Prior to the January dry dock, a new Circle “C” facility for 12- to 14-year-olds will be added on Atlantic Deck 8. The facility will include plasma screen TV’s displaying movies and music videos, a high-tech sound and light system, gaming consoles and a touch-screen jukebox.

Reservations open today for the 98 new balcony staterooms onboard the Carnival Fascination’s four and five day cruises from Jacksonville. The first sailing where guests can experience these wonderful enhancements will be February 1, 2010.