Although we’ve sailed on Carnival Fantasy twice in the past, this is the first time we’ve been aboard since its “Evolutions of Fun” enhancements were completed. In addition to the huge Carnival Water Works that replaced the aft pool, the main lido pool has also undergone transformation. With the water slide gone and the addition of umbrellas and faux palm trees, it’s now a resort-style oasis of fun.
Pool games are de rigueur on cruise ships, but today’s event was unique—a Master Mixologist Competition. The call went out yesterday for contestants to produce their favorite concoction for a panel of expert judges. Five contestants selected to take the stage poolside and mix ‘em up. The winning cocktail will be the featured beverage for the rest of our Carnival Fantasy cruise. I’m looking forward to trying it.