For an excellent vacation, I highly recommend the Carnival Cruiselines. The staff and crew were extremely friendly, fantastic service and we had an awesome time! The staff members on the Fascination were AWESOME!! I could not have asked for better service and accomodations. Food Was SUPERB!! I will miss all of the new friends (Facebook me!!!) I made on the ship and look forward to 2013 for our next voyage on another Carnival ship!
As a member of the media, every time a cruise ship goes through a refurbishment I get to head to the port and check it out. Recently, the Miami based Carnival Cruise Lines' ship the 'Fascination' underwent a $34 million dollar renovation as part of Carnival's "Evaluations of Fun" upgrades. The 'Fascination' currently operates out of Jacksonville, Florida on 4 and 5 day sailings. The ship is Jacksonville's only year around cruise. … more
The Carnival Fascination is the fourth ship in Carnival Cruise Lines' eight-ship Fantasy class of mid-size cruise ships. She entered service in 1994, and based in Jacksonville, Florida, she sails to the Bahamas year-round. Her sister ships are the Fantasy (1990), the Ecstasy (1991), the Sensation (1993), the Imagination (1995), the Inspiration (1996), the Elation (1998), and the Paradise (1998).