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Carnival Cruise Line’s Oldest Cruise Ship Named Most Improved Ship in 2018

Carnival Cruise Line’s oldest cruise ship, Carnival Fantasy, was named the most improved ship in 2018 by thanks to improvements made when the vessel received a huge multi-million dollar makeover.
In addition to Carnival Fantasy earning the title of Most Improved Cruise Ship, Carnival Cruise Line also earned the title for Best Children’s Program at sea.  Carnival is the number one cruise line for families carrying 800,000 kids a year on board their cruise ships.

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The awards are a part of’s annual Members’ Choice Awards. The awards are best on feedback from readers who are asked to rate cruise lines in a variety of product- and service-related categories.

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Carnival Fantasy was named Most Improved Ship for its wide variety of onboard offerings that were added during dry dock. They include Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, the Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic tacos and burritos, and the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar.

Carnival Fantasy operates four- to eight-day cruises from Mobile, Alabama visiting popular destinations throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Central America.

Carnival earned Best Children’s Programs honors for its popular family-friendly offerings which include fun, supervised programs for kids in three age groups – Camp Ocean (2-11), Circle “C” (12-14) and Club O2 (15-17) – along with its exclusive Seuss at Sea program operated in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and expansive water parks fleetwide.

The cruise line’s cruise ships also feature all-ages activities like Hasbro, The Game Show with larger-than-life adaptations of the company’s iconic games, family-friendly comedy shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club, 24-hour pizza and ice cream in its Lido restaurants. offers the largest number of verified cruise reviews in the world. The verified reviews come from their five cruise agency partners, and provide an authentic pool of knowledge and experience for members to delve into. Whether you are a couple or family, they also make it simple to find reviews from other cruisers that are similar to you.

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