Carnival Fantasy docked at Charleston, July 2012
|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|
|In service||1990–July 2020|
|Out of service||2020|
|Refit||2013 2016 (Funship 2.0)|
|Fate||Scrapped in Aliağa, Turkey in 2020|
|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) was a cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. She was the first ship of her namesake class, which was the largest by number of ships, before the scrapping of the Fantasy, Inspiration, Imagination, and the selling of the Fascination in 2020. 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.
Carnival Fantasy spent a month in drydock being refitted in the Fall of 2008.
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. In November 2016, she moved back to Mobile.
Carnival Fantasy was again refitted in January 2019. The ship assisted the US Coast Guard in rescuing 23 people at sea in April 2019. On March 14, 2020, Carnival announced suspension of service for all of its ships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was previously announced that service would resume on April 10, but the suspension was extended to October 1, 2020. On July 23, 2020, Carnival announced the sale of Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration. She was beached in Aliağa, Turkey for scrap on July 29, 2020. A report on August 26, 2020 indicated that the scrapping process had begun. Scrapping was completed in September 2021.
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