Carnival Fascination Back In San Juan After Dry Dock
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan this past Sunday, following an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that added a variety of food and beverage venues.
On its San Juan-based program, Carnival Fascination departs Sundays on week-long voyages visiting five destinations: St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.
“We’re delighted that the Carnival Fascination has returned to year-round sailing from San Juan better than ever with a wide range of great new dining, beverage and retail options for our guests to enjoy,” said CCL president Christine Duffy. Prior to the dry dock the ship has been chartered for several months by FEMA to house relief workers in St. Croix.
The new spaces include Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Cherry on Top, Alchemy Bar and Bonsai Sushi Express.
These add to Carnival Fascination’s onboard features including a 12,000-square-foot health and wellness centre, a Serenity adults-only retreat, and entertainment choices including the Punchliner Comedy Club, Playlist Productions shows, and Hasbro, The Game Show.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.