|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Line|
|Port of registry:||Panama City, Panama|
|Launched:||December 9, 1988|
|Sponsored by:||Tellervo Koivisto|
|Christened:||March 1, 1990|
|Completed:||January 27, 1990|
|Maiden voyage:||March 1, 1990|
20132016 (Funship 2.0)
|Class and type:||Fantasy-class cruise ship|
|Length:||855 ft (261 m)|
|Beam:||103 ft (31 m)|
|Draft:||7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
Carnival Fantasy (formerly Fantasy) is the lead ship of the Fantasy-class of cruise ships operated by American/British company Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on December 9, 1988, completed on January 27, 1990  and formally named on March 1, 1990, as Fantasy by Tellervo Koivisto, wife of the then President of Finland, Mauno Koivisto. During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix "Carnival" added to her name. She is currently the oldest vessel in the Carnival fleet.
Areas of operation
In the Fall of 2006, the Carnival Fantasy was the first Carnival ship to move back to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina with New Orleans becoming its home port, undertaking cruises to Mexico.
Carnival Fantasy spent a month in drydock being refitted in the Fall of 2008.
Subsequently she was relocated to Charleston, South Carolina.
Carnival Fantasy was refitted in February 2016. The upgrades included being fitted with diesel engine scrubbers as well the alteration of some of the restaurants and child care areas on the ship.
Carnival Fantasy was again refitted in January 2019.
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