Editor's note: This ship is no longer sailing in the Carnival fleet.
Carnival Fantasy is the oldest ship in Carnival's fleet, first launching way back in 1990. The ship had a series of extensive upgrades over its nearly three decades of sailings, including a major refurbishment in 2008 that added a water park with multiple slides, the Serenity adults area, and an upgraded pool.
Carnival Fantasy went into dry dock again in February 2016 and emerged as the first of the line's Fantasy-class ships to receive crowd favorites such as casual poolside eateries Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina. In addition, the 2,056-passenger ship moved out of its home base in Charleston, South Carolina, and now does three- to five-day cruises to the Western Caribbean or the Bahamas out of Miami and Mobile, Alabama.