If you've ever wondered what goes on during a ship's dry dock; here is a complete list of the changes made to the Carnival Fantasy during it's recent dry dock. Amazing what they can do in a few short weeks!
ˇ Jogging Track completely resurfaced.
ˇ 60% of the Mini Golf grass and greens were replaced.
ˇ The Water Park flooring was resurfaced with the new Dream colors.
ˇ Main pool completely recoated and a design applied.
ˇ Teak benches replaced with the new Resort style type.
ˇ Both Jacuzzis replaced and Teak steps installed.
ˇ 80% of the windows and frames in the Lido restaurant were replaced.
ˇ Lido Restaurant floor tile completely replaced along with new carpet.
ˇ LED lighting installed in entire Main Atrium and Lido main pool area.
ˇ The Main Marble staircase steps and risers were replaced and the rest refurbished.
ˇ Marble floor tile in the Main Atrium was replaced on Decks 7, 8, 9, and 10 with new design.
ˇ New carpet in Main Show Lounge.
ˇ Promenade Deck Tile completely replaced.
ˇ Café on the Promenade refurbished.
ˇ Serenity Deck Teak refurbished.
ˇ Verandah Deck Aft Teak refurbished.
ˇ Full compliant ADA Suite (Upper 69) installed.
ˇ Upgrades to lighting, Vanity mirrors, and shelving in all Guest cabins.
ˇ Various upgrades to the Galley and serving line equipment, i.e. Mongolian Grill.
ˇ Elevator Cab interiors are currently being upgraded in service. Mechanical upgrades were completed during the Dry Dock.
ˇ All Corridor carpet and many Guest cabin carpets were replaced.
ˇ New Treadmills and bikes installed in the Spa Carnival. Old equipment removed.
Just to add to what you've said Jan, Princess made photo journals of the recent drydockings of Golden Princess, Coral Princess and Sea Princess. On the home page of princess.com click on "ships" and then the ship you want to see, then "drydock". Facinating pictures.
[quote=Cruise Fanatic;284459]If you've ever wondered what goes on during a ship's dry dock; here is a complete list of the changes made to the Carnival Fantasy during it's recent dry dock. Amazing what they can do in a few short weeks! ..... [end quote]
WOW, But they did not replace the broken projector in the main lounge. "Ticket to Ride" is still having the cast run through the audience to chase the "Beatles" rather than the movie on the screen. My daughter says the audience loves it, but it wears the dancers out just before they take the stage for the first number. The Fantasy Dancers are still hoping a new projector gets there soon
And to think it was mostly a routine maintenance dry dock. I don't know why they replaced the Promenade tile. It looked great and had been replaced once when they changed the Promenade to a Roman type theme. I hate they replaced the marble staircase as it was beautiful and classy. It was slippery when wet though. The Fantasy has been through so many changes since it was new. Every time I go on the ship it's like it is a different ship. The flooring at the water park was in need of replacing as well as the jogging track. I wonder what they did to the Mongolian grill. It was already pretty new. One thing that needed to be done that I didn't see on the list was work in the Forum lounge - Punchliner. Not exactly sure what they could do to make it more suited for the Punchliner venue as it is a multi use room.
During a recent ship inspection one of the attendees asked the Carnival rep if the ship had a theme. Answer - Not really any more.
Oh, as an update to a post I made last year about the giant can of Whiskas being gone. It is back now and is located beside the bar in the Cat's lounge.
Carnival has extended an invitation for me to tour the ship and see the post dry dock changes. I'm not sure I can RSVP yet depending on my work schedule. If I do get to go I am going to invest in one of those digital video cameras so I can post a video showing the changes and refurbishments for everyone. You may have to translate the narrative as I have a strong southern accent.:)
Some digital video would be great. Get some dancers to point to the improvements.
I am really looking forward to seeing the whiska can. I bet my daughter gets a kick out of it to. I remember a page from a cat diary that she just howled over.
Had some food from a can
took a nap
yarn yarn yarn
It was a good day
I hope your work schedule will allow it, Dwayne. I know it would be fascinating.
The projector has been fixed. The "Ticket to Ride" show was my favorite of the cruise! It was very impressive and the actors running "through" the film was one of the highlights. There were a number of flawless costume changes, and the arrangement of songs was logical and entertaining. The shows are not to be missed!
PS Cruise Dad's daughter is unbelievably beautiful and talented!
That's good news! :)
Giant can of Whiskas in Cat's Lounge
I would appreciate it very much I'm a big fan of theirs. I'm also a friend of Enrique who is in the band. I know that they have a new keyboard player which I haven't seen yet. They are a great band. Thanks again Dwayne. Mary Ann from New York
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