Description: The Fantasy class is a cruise ship class operated primarily by Carnival Cruise Lines, The first vessel of the class, Fantasy, entered service in 1990. The eight vessels of the class were constructed by Kvaerner Masa Yards, in Helsinki, Finland. The Elation and the Paradise differ from the other ships of the class in that they have Azipod azimuth thrusters. They were also the last cruise ships built with the lifeboats only on the upper deck. This class has a so called modern ocean/cruise liner design, with all of its cabins situated within the hull and only a handful of suites on the superstructure, similar to the Holiday Class cruise ships built in the late 80's.