Carnival Fantasy - Outdoor Areas and Exteriors

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    Carnival Fantasy

    Carnival Fantasy
    ••• Exterior Photo of the Carnival Fantasy of Carnival Cruise Lines 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 Sails from Charleston, SC to 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 Sails from Charleston, SC to 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 Sails from Charleston, SC to 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 Sails from Charleston, SC to 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 Sails from Charleston, SC to 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
    ••• View from the Top Deck of the Carnival Fantasy 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
    ••• Life Buoy Ring Photo Shows "We Were There" 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 Sails from Charleston, SC to the Bahamas 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
    ••• Outdoor Activities on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Outdoor Activities on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Water Slide and Waterworks Are Part of Carnival Fantasy Aqua Park 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
    ••• Exterior Views of the Carnival Fantasy 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
    ••• Dining on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Dining on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Adults-Only Retreat on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Swimming Pool Area on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Swimming Pool Area on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Swimming Pool Area on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Swimming Pool Area on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Swimming Pool Area on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Outdoor Areas 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
    ••• Outdoor Activities on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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
    ••• Outdoor Activities on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship 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.