The 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy has resumed its four- and five-day cruise schedule from New Orleans following a 28-day dry dock that included the addition of an expansive new water park, exclusive adults-only area, redesigned main pool and a new “Circle C” facility for 12-to 14-year-olds. The ship’s suites and dining venues were also renovated and new dining options such as a Mongolian wok and rotisserie were added. The new features are part of the line’s $250 million “Evolutions of Fun” refurbishment program for its eight Fantasy-class ships.
The namesake vessel of the 70,000-ton Fantasy-class, Carnival Fantasy currently operates four- and five-day western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans. On this route, four-day cruises depart Thursdays and visit Cozumel while five-day voyages depart Mondays and Saturdays and call at Cozumel and Progreso.
Carnival Fantasy will sail from New Orleans through November 5, 2009, then reposition to Mobile, AL, to operate a special six-day cruise departing November 10 followed by the launch of year-round four- and five-day service from that port November 16. Carnival Fantasy will be replaced in New Orleans by the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph in November 2009.