Carnival Fantasy - Outdoor Areas and Exteriors

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Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Fantasy
Carnival Fantasy Courtesy of Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines

The Carnival Fantasy was launched in 1990 and significantly refurbished in late 2008. She was the first of eight identical ships, all of which have been popular with cruisers who are looking for a value-priced fun cruise vacation. During this latest refurbishment, many changes were made to the outdoor areas, including a new Waterworks aqua park, a miniature golf course, an adults-only area called Serenity, and a new resort-style main swimming pool area.

The 2056-passenger Carnival Fantasy currently sails 4- to 5-day cruises year-round from Mobile, Alabama to the western Caribbean.

Some of the outdoor areas of the Carnival Fantasy are shown in these photos from a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas when the ship was sailing from Charleston.  (The Carnival Ecstasy replaced the Carnival Fantasy in Charleston in late October 2016.)

A cruise from Charleston has two gorgeous sea days, and the outdoor decks were filled with families, couples, and travelers of all ages enjoying the sun and sea breezes.

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Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas

Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Cruise ships dock in the downtown area of Nassau, so it's easy to just walk into town and shop, explore, dine, or drink.  The dock area also provides a good opportunity to take a photo of your cruise ship.

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Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas

Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison
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Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas

Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Carnival Cruise Line ships are always easy to spot, even from far away. Their very distinctive red funnel gives them away. 

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Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Freeport in the Bahamas

Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Freeport in the Bahamas
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison
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Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas

Carnival Fantasy at the Dock in Nassau in the Bahamas
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison
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Sailing on the Carnival Fantasy - Forward View

Sailing on the Carnival Fantasy - Forward View
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Sailing when the day is calm and sunny is a marvelous cruise experience. The ocean looks so peaceful, but also vast, spooky, and inviting all at the same time.

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Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Fantasy
Carnival Fantasy (c) Mary Margaret Duncan Jones

Taking a photo of the traditional orange life buoy ring is a great way to demonstrate your presence on the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship (or any other ship).

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Charleston Sailaway on the Carnival Fantasy

Charleston Sailaway on the Carnival Fantasy
Carnival Fantasy (c) Mary Margaret Duncan Jones

Everyone should be on an outside deck during any cruise ship sailaway. It's a memorable feeling to see the land slowly vanish as your cruise ship heads for a new destination to explore.

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Carnival Fantasy Waterworks

Carnival Fantasy Waterworks
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Like other Carnival Cruises' ships, the Carnival Fantasy has a large outdoor water park on its pool deck.

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Carnival Fantasy Waterworks

Carnival Fantasy Waterworks
Carnival Fantasy (c) Mary Margaret Duncan Jones

Kids and adults will all enjoy the fun water park on the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship. 

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Carnival Fantasy Water Slide

Carnival Fantasy Water Slide
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

The water slide on the Carnival Fantasy is not quite as long or fast as on newer ships, but kids still love it. 

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Verandah Deck and Carnival Fantasy Fantail

Verandah Deck and Carnival Fantasy Fantail
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Everyone who has ever taken a Carnival cruise can identify the company's ships by their large red funnel. 

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Carnival Fantasy Outdoor Dining Area

Carnival Fantasy Outdoor Dining Area
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Dining outdoors is a fun activity on all cruise ships. Watching the sea and the sun is relaxing any time. 

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Carnival Fantasy Outdoor Dining Area

Carnival Fantasy Outdoor Dining Area
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

The Windows of the World buffet dining area on the Lido Deck 10 has both outdoor and indoor seating.

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Carnival Fantasy - Serenity

Carnival Fantasy - Serenity Adults-Only Retreat
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

The Carnival Fantasy Serenity area is an adults-only retreat aft on deck 9. It can be most easily reached via the outdoor stairs aft of the buffet restaurant

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Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck

Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

On sunny days, it is hard to find a lounge chair by the pool on the Carnival Fantasy

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Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck

Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

The swimming pool area is always busy on sunny, warm days in the Caribbean. 

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Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck

Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

The palm trees on the pool deck of the Carnival Fantasy aren't real, but add a nice tropical touch.

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Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck

Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck
Carnival Fantasy (c) Mary Margaret Duncan Jones
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Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck

Carnival Fantasy - Lido Pool Deck
Carnival Fantasy (c) Mary Margaret Duncan Jones

 The area around the swimming pool on the Carnival Fantasy is lively and fun.

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Quiet Spot on the Carnival Fantasy

Quiet Spot on the Carnival Fantasy
Carnival Fantasy (c) Mary Margaret Duncan Jones

Although most of the outdoor deck areas on the Carnival Fantasy are very busy on sea days, you can usually find a quiet spot away from the crowds.

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Carnival Fantasy - Golf Driving Cage

Carnival Fantasy - Golf Driving Cage
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Golf lovers can practice their sport while at sea on the Carnival Fantasy. 

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Carnival Fantasy - Miniature Golf

Carnival Fantasy - Miniature Golf
Carnival Fantasy (c) Linda Garrison

Kids and adults love playing miniature golf on cruise ships. It's a fun game, and the views are spectacular.  

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