MIAMI — Carnival Fascination will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of the cruise line’s popular dining and bar venues.
These include Guy’s Burger Joint developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery, Cherry on Top sweets shop, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar and a Bonsai Sushi Express venue.
The spaces will be added during a two-week dry dock taking place Feb. 4-17, 2018, in Freeport, The Bahamas, prior to the ship resuming its year-round schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning Feb. 18, 2018.
Carnival Fascination is currently being chartered to FEMA to house relief workers in St. Croix.
“We can’t wait for our guests to experience these exciting new features aboard Carnival Fascination when she returns to her year-round homeport of San Juan early next year,” said Carnival Cruise Line President, Christine Duffy, adding that other Carnival ships began visiting San Juan as a port of call Nov. 30.
The new options complement existing attractions like the WaterWorks aqua park featuring a 300-foot-long Twister slide, Seuss at Sea operated exclusively with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and a long list of entertainment choices including the Punchliner Comedy Club, Playlist Productions shows, and Hasbro, The Game Show.
Carnival Fascination’s year-round schedule from San Juan includes week-long sailings to five Caribbean islands: St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.