Carnival Cruise Line has announced the sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination.
Both had previously been put on long-term lay-up status and removed from published itineraries.
The news comes as parent Carnival Corporation outlines plans to shrink its fleet by as many as 18 ships this year as the market battles to recover from the Covid-19 slowdown.
Carnival Fascination was launched in 1994, while Carnival Imagination was introduced in 1995.
The disposal follows the scrapping of Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration in July.
Upon return to operations, Carnival will still operate four upgraded Fantasy-class ships – Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Elation and Carnival Paradise – which feature additional balcony staterooms as well as enhanced dining and entertainment options.
“While we are sad to see Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination leave our fleet, it is a necessary move as it allows us to focus on ships that offer the greatest variety of features and stateroom accommodations for our guests,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Related to its ongoing ship enhancement program and the current pause in cruise operations, Carnival also advised guests…