Carnival Fascination to Feature Two Lavish Shows

MIAMI (August 25, 2006) “ œFiesta Latina and œFar From Over: the 80s “ two lavish revues featuring fast-paced musical numbers and elaborate costumes and sets “ will be featured on Carnival Cruise Lines œFun Ship Fascination following a scheduled dry dock in September.

The new shows will be among the varied entertainment options available on the 2,052-passenger SuperLiner, which operates year-round three- and four-day cruises from Miami.

œThe Fascination is one of the cruise industrys most popular short cruise options and these new shows, along with the many facilities and features incorporated during its upcoming dry dock, will make a terrific ˜Fun Ship even better, said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.

Making its Carnival debut is œFiesta Latina, which like the name implies, pays homage to the pulsating Latin and Caribbean rhythms of these two musical genres. The show takes viewers on a journey through various musical hotspots, opening with a visit to a sultry Havana nightclub with an elaborate number featuring varied versions of the mambo.

Next, its on to Jamaica where colorfully clad singers and dancers perform a host of Latin and reggae numbers. The last stop is Brazil featuring a dramatic backdrop resembling the Amazonian jungle, followed by a show-stopping finale.

The second show, œFar From Over: the 80s celebrates the era of œbig hair, leg warmers and, of course, unforgettable music. Featuring a set of oversized icons of the decade, the show kicks off with a captivating laser display, and includes tributes to the music of the 80s.

To accommodate the extensive technical capabilities of these two new shows, the Fascinations 1,300-seat Palace Lounge will be completely overhauled and feature a new revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system enhancing the rooms already impressive sound quality and overall visibility. New stage lighting and a computerized audio/visual communications network will be added, as well.

The 70,000-ton Fascination sails year-round from Miami on three- and four-day cruises. On this route, three-day cruises depart Fridays and overnight in Nassau while four-day voyages depart Mondays and stop at Key West and Cozumel.

Carnival is currently accepting reservations on all of the Fascinations three- and four-day departures.

For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit