Thanks for the report! We took our first Fantasy-class cruise a couple of years ago (Carnival Elation) and absolutely loved it! It was almost like a time machine, bringing me back to my early days of cruising. (I'm one to go nuts over decor.) Your description sounds exactly what I experienced, other than the dining part as we had traditional seating. I've been on newer Carnival ships, yet would definitely cruise on a Fantasy-class again.