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Carnival Ecstasy, A totally Fun experience


Carnival Cruise Line is the flagship line that is a subsidiary of the Carnival Corporation, and this is the biggest cruise line in the world, and leads the pack in popularity as well as in the size of the fleet. The Carnival Cruise Lines were established in 1972, and has a large number of satisfied customers world wide, and the many repeat customers that the cruise line gets is evidence of the immense popularity that the line enjoys. The cruise line carries more than 2.5 million annual passengers. The key factor and the target is on cruise vacations that are affordable, and these cruises have a fun tag to them, that is part of the appeal the cruise line has with its passengers. There is a large number of themed cruises, that embrace a wide variety of themes, from rock bands to a multitude of themes that range from commonplace to absolutely hilarious.

As a pioneer in the Fun ship concept, the Carnival Cruise Lines believe that the journey has to be more fun than the destination, and this is stressed upon, and the Fun ship is the most advertised factor as well. The guests, especially the youth find these cruises very enjoyable and rightfully so.

Carnival Ecstasy cruise

There is much to see, much to experience while you are aboard a Carnival Cruise ship.

The Carnival Ecstasy is a cruise ship part of the fantasy class for cruise ships part of the fleet of Carnival Cruises. The ship began cruising in 1991, and this is another Fun ship, and lives up to the “Fun” tag that the cruise line is rightfully proud of. The Ecstasy is filled with a multitude of diverse dining rooms, clubs and entertainment spots; there is much to be relished in the Carnival Ecstasy, and the novel décor which is designed by the celebrity interior architect Joe Farcus adds top the appeal. The architect, who has won loads of accolades in the recent past, have designed the interiors inspired by the “city scape” style, which is dramatic in its inception, and leaves guests with a feeling of having arrived at a vibrant city, with all the charms. The Grand Atrium is impressive to say the least, and extends upto 7 decks in height, and has glass elevators and marble staircases. The impressive décor is only matched by the cruise experience itself, which offers a personalized fun experience for all members of the family.

Carnival ecstasy dining room

The Carnival Ecstasy was the first ship that is part of the Fantasy Class of vessels. The ship has attracted a lot of praise and raving reviews because of its large size, which ensures adequate space to provide some pulsating entertainment, a good provision of decks with areas to sunbathe, and a good range of amenities that have been tailor made to cater to all age groups.

The Carnival Ecstasy has been built to be spacious; However the Cruise Line has struck the right balance in doing so, and has succeeded in creating space without appearing impersonally large. The size, by no means overwhelming, is comfortable and guests quickly learn their way about.

Carnival ecstasy poolAs with all carnival ships there is a lot of fun options and the provisions that have been made for this purpose are truly extensive and have a lot to offer, The multiple swimming pools equipped with waterslides and rides and the golf course with lessons thrown in are just indicators of how the fun factor has been dealt with admirably by the Carnival corporation.

Specifications and Ship facts

Entered Service in : 1991

Registered at : Panama

The Gross Tonnage ( GRT ) : 70,367 GT

Cruising Speed : 21 knots

Capacity capable : 2,606 passengers

No of Passenger accessible Decks : 10

Crew members : 920

Nationality of officers : Italian

Cruise Staff Nationality : International

Destinations : Baja, Mexico


Carnival Ecstasy currently offers 4 night and 5 night Western Caribbean itineraries that depart from Galveston in Texas. By the end of 2011, Ecstasy will be home ported in New Orleans and will be sent on 4 night and 5 night Western Caribbean Cruises.

Accommodation and Facilities

There are a total of 1,026 rooms, which are inclusive of 28 suites, 26 semi suites, 564 ocean view cabins, 389 inside twin cabins, and 19 inside cabins with lower and upper berths. The rooms are all equipped with a range of amenities and facilities that include television sets, stereos, closed circuit television, telephones and a range of toiletries from a range of brands. Terry cloth bathrobes are provided to ocean view guests.


Basically a ship that tries to remain young, the Ecstasy has a range of attractions that cater to the youth, and these are inclusive of state of the art play spaces, which are equipped with computer labs, climbing mazes, arcades and a variety of other fun activities. There are also loads of fun things scheduled for the youth as well. There are also tailor made menus for children and provides kids with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in the first and last nights of the cruise.

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