Man Jumps from Carnival Fascination

(UPDATED 5:00PM) The U.S. Coast Guard and First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida have reported that a 31-year old male jumped off Carnival Fascination last night just south of Daytona Beach, Florida. A security guard aboard the ship reported that he saw the 31-year-old male jump from the 10th deck into the water, a fall that […]

Carnival extends cruise service another year in Jacksonville

Good news for cruisers that sail out of Jacksonville, Florida. Carnival Cruise Lines signed another year contract extending into 2013 with the Jacksonville Port Authority. The new contract will bring over $2-million dollars to the local economy. The future past 2013 is uncertain because of a planned cargo terminal where the current cruise port sits. […]

Carnival Fascination Upgrades

As a member of the media, every time a cruise ship goes through a refurbishment I get to head to the port and check it out. Recently, the Miami based Carnival Cruise Lines’ ship the ‘Fascination’ underwent a $34 million dollar renovation as part of Carnival’s “Evaluations of Fun” upgrades. The ‘Fascination’ currently operates out […]

We want more balconies!!

Carnival said that when Carnival Fascination gets its extensive refit in January, they have decided to add 98 balconies to it.  The ship currently does four and five day cruises out of Jacksonville, FL.  The ship will more than likely be dry docked in Freeport, Bahamas for this overhaul. It will be the third Fantasy-class […]

Port review – Jacksonville, Fla

I received an email last night asking about the port of Jacksonville so I thought I would share my response. The port of Jacksonville is a great port, easy to find, and your no longer than 15 min from the airport. The port is five minutes off a major beltway (SR-9A) and the average cab fare […]