It was recently reported that the former Carnival cruise ship named Carnival Fascination will become a floating hotel in Asia. This came after the ship’s new name was seen on the aft.
It’s lead us to some exclusive photos showing the Fantasy-class cruise ship in Gibraltar during December 2020 and some right before Christmas. When the vessel was still operated by Carnival Cruise Line, she had been in a cold layup in Cadiz, Spain since the end of July 2020.
Take a look at the photos below exclusively for Cruise Hive from Tony Davis:
Former Carnival Fascination
Due to the suspension of cruise operations that first started in March, the cruise line has needed to put several ships into a long-term layup. Carnival has also sold three other Fantasy-class vessels, including Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Inspiration, and Carnival Imagination. They are all currently being scrapped in Turkey.
For Carnival Fascination, the future looks bright as she is set to become a floating hotel in Asia. It was recently reported, the ship is to be named Century Harmony under the new owners of Century Harmony Cruise Limited.
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The exclusive photos show the current state of the ship. According to the Cruise Ship Tracker, the former Carnival-owned cruise ship has already departed Gibraltar and arrives at Port Said, Egypt, on February 1, 2021. It’s a long journey ahead as the vessel is sailing to Asia to become a floating hotel.
The vessel first entered service for Carnival in 1994 and is over 70,300 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy. No details have yet been released on what the ship will look like once she becomes a hotel.
All Photos Copyright: Tony Davis (Flickr)