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Old November 26th, 2004, 07:33 PM
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Default New vs Older Carnival cruise ships

Which is most prefered,and the names of the newer Canvial cruise ships,and can anyone tell me more about the fascination
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Old November 26th, 2004, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: New vs Older Carnival cruise ships

Fascination is a Fantasy Class ship and has been in service since 1996 I believe. It has undergone a couple of refits already and is in great shape as are all their ships. The thing that many people do not like about the Fantasy Class is that they have lots of neon andare somewhat 'loud' in docor. <G> The main thing is that this calss ship has very few balconies except for the suite and demi-suites. Many people opt for a balcony and they are more easily obtained on the new class ships such as Destiny, Triumph, Spirit or Conquest Classes.

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Old November 26th, 2004, 10:00 PM
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Fascination was brought into service in late 94 if I remember correctly.
Fantasy 90
Ecstasy 92
Sensation 93
Fascination 94
Imagination 95
Inspiration 96
Elation march 98
Paradise november 98

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Old November 28th, 2004, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: New vs Older Carnival cruise ships

Many of the older ships have been refitted, so are very much like new. We cruised on the Fantasy after she had been refurbished and found the bed covers, etc., to be even nicer than on our Glory cruise (a much newer ship).



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Old December 2nd, 2004, 08:58 AM
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Default Re: New vs Older Carnival cruise ships

With my limited cruise experience, the most appealing feature of the Fantasy Class ships is the outdoor patio abaft the Lido buffet/grill. There are two of them, one port, one starboard on the Lido deck, overlooking the children's pool on the Promenade deck. I sometimes refer to them as the fantail. Though I could get excited about a cruise on a ship that lacks them, the absence of the feature would seem a flaw in the cruise.

I absolutely urge anyone on a Fantasy Class ship to drink coffee [or beverage of choice]at sunrise out there on the first sea day.

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