Now our guests sailing from Tampa, Florida have even more to be excited about! The Carnival Inspiration’s recent renovations, which included the Evolutions of Fun upgrades, has resulted in a haven of delight featuring water slides, new redesigned pool, Serenity adults-only area, and upgraded staterooms.
Thanks to the 1,000 Carnival employees and 900-plus contractors on board and after 33-days of wet/drydock the upgrades are finally complete! The stunning new resort-style pool areas and spectacular “Carnival WaterWorks” aqua parks will be featured on our eight Fantasy-class ships and are part of the $250 million “Evolutions of Fun” enhancement program. The initiative began in 2005 and includes renovations to virtually every guest area on the line’s eight Fantasy-class ships, the Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Elation and Carnival Paradise.
The first two ships to begin receiving these features are the Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration this year, with implementation on the balance of the line’s Fantasy-class fleet expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Many aspects of the “Evolutions of Fun” program have already been implemented on several ships, including fully remodeled staterooms, suites, and bathrooms, flat-screen televisions in staterooms and select public areas, atrium lobby bars, updated sound and lighting systems in various lounges and clubs, coffee bars, nine-hole miniature golf courses, new art and photo galleries, New York-style delis in the Lido restaurants, and purpose-built conference facilities.
For a first hand tale of the renovations and the fabulous results read John Heald’s interview with Ron Ness, Hotel Director on the Carnival Inspiration.