Carnival Fantasy Moves to Mobile, Alabama for a Full Year


After extensive refurbishment, Carnival Fantasy sets out on four- and five-night cruises to Mexico. 

Carnival Cruise Lines adds the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy to their multi-million dollar Funship 2.0 refurbishment list that includes, among a long list of upgrades, Guy’s Burger Joint, two poolside favorites – the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar – and the BlueIguana Cantina Mexican-themed eatery.

In November 2016, the Carnival Fantasy will begin a year-long schedule of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from the Mobile Cruise Terminal.

Carnival Fantasy will visit Cozumel on the four-day cruises and  Cozumel and Costa Maya or Progreso on the five-day cruises running from November 2016 to November 2017.

A 5-minute,  taxi ride takes you from the port of Costa Maya to the sleepy beach town of Mahahual.
A 5-minute, $3 taxi ride takes you from the port of Costa Maya to the sleepy beach town of Mahahual.

“Carnival Fantasy’s four- and five-day cruises from Mobile provide consumers with an affordable way to visit stunning Mexican ports from a convenient homeport while offering our valued travel agent partners an exciting new short vacation option to market to their clients,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.

And Mobile is just as happy about the announcement. “We are pleased and excited to welcome Carnival Cruise Line back to Mobile,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson. ” It represents a win for our City, a win for Carnival and most of all a win for the thousands of consumers who can once again enjoy a great cruise out of one of America’s greatest cities.”

 When will the new cruises begin?

Carnival Fantasy’s Mobile-based program kicks off Nov. 9, 2016 and will run through Nov. 27, 2017.

Carnival Fantasy departs the Mobile Cruise Terminal Thursdays on four-day “long weekend” cruises to Cozumel. On Mondays and Saturdays, the ship will set out on five-day voyages to Costa Maya or Progreso.

When in Progreso, ancient history buffs can book a tour to Chichen Itza or plan a visit to ancient Mayan ruins, including Tulum, when the ship docks in Cozumel.

At Costa Maya guests can explore the centuries-old Chacchoben ruins or visit the Lost Mayan Kingdom, a multi-million-dollar water-themed attraction currently under construction that will feature spectacular slides, an elaborate lazy river, a suspended ropes course that spans the property and more.

Carnival Fantasy also features a 12,000-square-foot spa, a WaterWorks aqua park featuring a 300-foot-long slide and a kiddie splash area, and a Serenity adults-only retreat, as well as fun, supervised programs for kids ages 2-17, full casino gambling and a wide array of dining options, including a 24-hour pizzeria.

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