Carnival Switches Fantasy and Sensation

Effective April 6, 2006, Carnival Cruise Lines will permanently swap the itineraries operated by its cruise ships Fantasy and Sensation. Both ships are based at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Fantasy will take over the Sensation's four- and five-day Bahamas/Grand Turk cruise program and the Sensation will, in turn, operate the Fantasy's three- and four-day Bahamas program. The two vessels are virtually identical sister ships with the same features. The change is being made as the result of a propulsion problem on the Sensation, causing the ship to sail at a slower speed. Carnival said it cannot operate its current five-day itinerary but it does have sufficient speed to operate the Fantasy's existing three- and four-day Bahamas program. Agents should understand that all hotel systems and onboard services are functioning normally. Reservations will automatically be switched from one ship to the other and booking numbers and stateroom assignments will remain the same. Guests may use their existing documents. Air transportation purchased through Carnival will remain intact and previously received e-ticket receipt coupons will continue to be valid. Guests who are already registered through Carnival's Fun Pass pre-cruise online check-in system will not need to re-register. Advance shore excursion purchases will remain in place.

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