Elvis' 75th Birthday Bash Aboard Carnival Facination Ship
Last Update: 2023-05-22
Inserts: 6 Pink/Green/Pink
Logo: The Fun Ships
Collected By: A. J. Giametta
Carnival Cruise Line, Wet Chips
Type: Cruise Ship
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Sixthman and Carnival Cruise Line hosted The King’s 75th birthday celebration aboard Carnival Facination Nov 4, 2010 sailing out of Jacksonville, Fla.
The four-day cruise included one stop in Nassau, Bahamas.
The tribute was hosted by Elvis’ friend Jerry Schilling. and showcased numerous musical artists from the original Elvis TCB Band.
Guests also enjoy performances by several Elvis tribute artists including the the last three Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners: Shawn Klush, Brandon Bennett and Bill Cherry.
A special screening "Homecoming: Tupelo Welcomes Elvis Home," documentary along with clips — never before seen was aired for the enthusiasts.
Notes — Carnival Fascination, originally Fascination, was a Fantasy-class cruise ship built at Helsinki, Finland in 1994. For most of her service with Carnival Cruise Lines she operated out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 2017 Carnival Fascination was chartered to the US Government to assist with hurricane relief work in the Virgin Islands.
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic the ship was withdrawn from service and in November that year sold for conversion to a hotel ship for Century Harmony Cruise Ltd, that renamed her Century Harmony. However in October 2021 she was sold for scrapping, arriving at Gadani, Pakistan as Y Harmony in February 2022.