Spaces Include Guy's Burger Joint, Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina,
Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Cherry on Top and Bonsai Sushi Express
MIAMI (December 14, 2017) – Carnival Fascination will undergo an
extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food
and beverage innovations, including Guy's Burger Joint developed by Food
Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana
Cantina Mexican eatery, Cherry on Top sweets shop, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar
and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and a Bonsai Sushi Express venue.
The spaces will be added during a two-week dry dock taking place Feb.
4-17, 2018, in Freeport, The Bahamas, prior to the ship resuming its year-round
schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico,
beginning Feb. 18, 2018. Carnival
Fascination is currently being chartered to FEMA to house relief workers in
"We can't wait for our guests to experience these exciting new features
aboard Carnival Fascination when she returns to her year-round homeport of San
Juan early next year," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line,
adding that other Carnival ships began visiting San Juan as a port of call Nov.
The new F&B options aboard Carnival Fascination include:
Burger Joint: a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in
partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted
burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef's
California roots and love of car culture.
Rum Bar: a poolside watering hole offering the quintessential
Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and
beers, including Carnival's own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog
Cantina: a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests
can enjoy authentic freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as
well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar.
Tequila Bar: a fun and festive outdoor bar offering a laid-back
Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect
for chillin' by the pool.
Top: The "sweetest spot on board," Cherry on Top is the
gateway to the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy,
fun-and-fanciful gifts, just-because novelties, colorful custom apparel and
· Alchemy Bar:
a vintage-themed cocktail "pharmacy" that's the go-to spot for guests seeking a
unique experience with mixologists who "prescribe" concoctions from different
elixirs and ingredients or guests' own custom-created cocktails.
· Bonsai Sushi
Express: the success of the full-service Bonsai Sushi
restaurants has spawned this casual, convenient yet equally tasty offshoot
featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more.
These new options complement popular
attractions like a WaterWorks aqua park featuring a 300-foot-long Twister
slide, Seuss at Sea operated exclusively with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and myriad
entertainment choices including the Punchliner Comedy Club, Playlist
Productions shows, and Hasbro, The Game Show, with larger-than-life adaptations
of the company's iconic games.
Carnival Fascination's year-round schedule
from San Juan encompasses week-long sailings to five Caribbean islands:
St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.
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About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line, part
of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The
World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 25 ships operating three- to
16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada,
New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
Islands. Two 133,500-ton Vista class ships are currently scheduled for delivery
- Carnival Horizon in 2018 and Carnival Panorama in 2019. Additionally, two new
180,000-ton ships are scheduled to enter service in 2020 and 2022.