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San Juan-based Carnival Fascination to replace Fantasy in Mobile

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Carnival Fascination will bring some new features to the Mobile market, including a greater variety of balcony accommodations
San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Carnival Fascination is redeploying to Mobile, Alabama, in January 2022.

There it will replace longtime ship Carnival Fantasy.

Plans for Carnival Fantasy TBA

In the coming months, Carnival Cruise Line is expected to announce plans for Carnival Fantasy.

San Juan options under evaluation

The line’s deployment team continues to evaluate options to return to San Juan after 2022 with a ship that can resume calls to eastern and southern Caribbean destinations currently served by Carnival Fascination.

Carnival Fantasy will continue its four- and five-day cruise schedule from Mobile through January 2022.

Carnival Fascination’s itineraries from Mobile, which start Jan. 16, 2022, were opening for sale today. Travelers currently booked on Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Fascination through January 2022 will not be affected and voyages will operate as planned.

New features for the Mobile market

‘Carnival Fascination will bring some exciting new features to the Mobile market, including a greater variety of balcony accommodations, a Bonsai Sushi Express venue, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar and a Cherry On Top sweets shop,’ said Fred Stein, Carnival’s vice president of revenue planning and deployment. ‘We have worked with the Mobile community over the last several years to successfully build demand and create this opportunity for a newer ship to enter the market.’

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