The upgrades to all eight Fantasy class vessels by Carnival, which have been going seemingly forever, since 2006, were sceduled to be completed by 2008. Well, here it is 2010 and we are just getting reports that yet another one of the Fnatasy-class vessells, this time the Fascination, has received the scheduled upgrades all eight of these were supposed to have a long time ago.

Fascination just unveiled the multimillion-dollar renovation last week. The 2,052-passenger ship now features 98 balcony staterooms and a water park.

Nearly 185,500 passengers sailed on the Fascination out of Jacksonville, Florida, in the year between fiscal year spet. 30 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009. The number of passengers has grown by 25 percent since Carnival began sailing out of Jacksonville in 2005.

The Fascination's sailing schedule consists of a four-day cruise to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas; and a five-day trip to the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and Nassau.

The revamped Fascination includes an adult-only retreat area and a resort-style main pool area. New waterslides were added as well as new places to eat including a Mongolian Barbecue and a suchi bar.