Carnival Unveils Blueprint of New Water Elements for Fantasy Class

Carnival Cruise Lines is taking the onboard water park to a whole new level of design. The cruise line on Tuesday shared details of what the new "Carnival WaterWorks" aqua parks and main pool area will look like on its eight Fantasy-class ships, which are undergoing a $250 million "Evolution of Fun" initiative. The new resort-style main pool area will be on Lido Deck and feature new oversized umbrellas; and at the pool and beach area you'll see more shades of blue and yellow, giving it a more tropical feel (also a departure from the red, white and blue coloring common to Carnival). The fun really is kicked up a notch at the new "Carnival WaterWorks" aqua parks slated for the verandah decks. The parks will have four-deck-high, 300-foot spiraling tube water slides and a separate 82-foot-long, triple-lane waterslide. There will also be a spray park for kids. The first two ships to receive the new features are Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration later this year. (Fleet-wide implementation should be completed by the end of 2009.) "Evolutions of Fun" began in 2005 and also includes renovations to other guest areas, including spas and staterooms. Visit [www.carnival.com] for more information.

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