The Ultimate Guide to Carnival Fascination®

A cruise to the Caribbean offers azure seas, white sand beaches and thrilling adventures. However, when you combine the discovery of paradise islands with fun activities on Carnival Fascination®, you’re set for the adventure of a lifetime.

When you cruise from San Juan or Barbados, onboard experiences range from daring water slides to serene spa treatments and glamorous casino nights. No matter what you love to do, there’s something exciting waiting for you.

carnival fascination sailing through the caribbean

Cruise Vacation Indoor Fun

Relaxing on deck by the pool — with ocean breezes and epic views — certainly characterizes a cruise vacation. However, when it’s time to take a break from the outdoors, you’ll find a whole new world of fun indoors while cruising onboard Carnival Fascination.

Take relaxation one step further by stepping inside the soothing retreat of Spa Carnival.® Here, you’ll find luxurious beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, full-body wraps and aromatherapy, to entice your senses and calm your mind. If you’re on a romantic cruise, there are treatments for couples and menu items designed just for men, too.

woman relaxing at spa carnival onboard carnival fascination

Love games? You’re in for a treat with Hasbro©, The Game Show, where you’ll play giant versions of favorites like YAHTZEE BOWLING and SIMON FLASH. Take the challenge of Lip Sync Battle to experience your moment in the spotlight. Or, unleash your inner sleuth with CLUE©: The Murder Mystery and unravel a murder scene with your fellow cruisers.

The entertainment doesn’t stop there, though. Playlist Productions lights up the stage with musicals featuring singers, dancers and feet-stomping tunes. When you’re in the mood for a laugh, The Punchliner Comedy Club showcases comedians who’ll see you rolling in the aisles. For those times when you’re feeling lucky, you’ll find blackjack, table games, slots, poker and much more, in the vibrant atmosphere of Carnival’s Casino.

Fun Adventures in the Outdoors

Whether you’re on a family cruise, a romantic break or a solo sojourn, outdoor adventures on Carnival Fascination offer something for everyone. For kids and big kids alike, WaterWorks brings thrills, spills and a good old soaking to cool you down. Race each other on Speedway Splash or spiral through the daring Twister Waterslide.

If sports are your thing, enjoy plenty of opportunities to keep that competitive spirit alive. One of the most popular things to do on a family cruise is to play a round of Mini Golf. The course on Carnival Fascination lets you do so with ocean views across a manicured fairway, featuring colorful obstacles to delight the kids.

2 girls are going down waterworks slides onboard carnival fascination

It’s not all about excitement though, because sometimes the peace and relaxation of adult-only time is just what you need on a cruise vacation. The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is the place to go to recharge, read and spend precious moments with your partner, sea breezes and a cocktail or two from the bar.

Great Bars for Cocktail Hour

It’s always cocktail hour somewhere in the world and when yours strikes, you’ll find fantastic bars on Carnival Fascination. Kick off your vacation celebrations at BlueIguana Tequila Bar, for refreshing Mexican favorites like margaritas and Mexican beer cocktails by the pool.

What’s a cruise to the Caribbean without rum, you might ask? The RedFrog Rum Bar is a casual, poolside hangout where you can enjoy great conversation and even better rum-based concoctions. For beer connoisseurs, take a break from rum with Carnival’s signature private label draft beer, ThirstyFrog® Red.

2 guests watching the bartender serve cocktails at the alchemy bar

Are you ready to try something new? Alchemy Bar is the place for surprises, with expert bartenders adding unique twists to familiar cocktails, with or without alcohol. For smooth jazz, foot-tapping tunes and cheery singalongs, the Piano Bar entertains into the wee hours. Best of all, you call the shots with a live pianist taking requests for your favorite songs.

Delicious Dining Venues

With so much excitement going on, chances are you’ll get more than a little hungry! Cruise dining on Carnival Fascination will tantalize your taste buds, no matter what you like best.

For one, Guy’s Burger Joint satisfies your craving for fresh-off-the-grill burgers, hand-cut fries and tasty toppings to suit your tastes. The casual atmosphere is perfect for kids or a laugh with friends, while you indulge.

Or, how about homemade tortillas, fresh tacos and tasty salsa? Head to BlueIguana Cantina for Mexican meals to make your mouth water. While you’re enjoying the authentic flavors, ocean views across the deck give your eyes a treat too.

boy adding ketchup to his burger from guys burger joint onboard carnival fascination

Sometimes, nothing but pizza will do, especially after a late night. Pizza Pirate has you covered, 24 hours a day. Feast on scrumptious slices of Margherita, Pepperoni, Prosciutto and more, to keep you going into the wee hours.

You don’t have to miss out on your sushi fix either, with Bonsai Sushi Express onboard the cruise ship. Choose from a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls, all made to order and ready to take with you on your next adventure.

From outdoor fun with water slides and mini golf to indoor game shows and entertainment, a cruise onboard Carnival Fascination certainly brings the thrills. However, you can switch gears at any time, to simply relax, dine or drink in style. All things combined, this is a recipe that truly ticks all the right boxes for a memorable cruise vacation.

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.