Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accomodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections

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The Carnival Ecstasy leaves year-round from Charleston, SC sailing four-to-seven day cruises.

Carnival Ecstasy News

New Ocean-Themed Children's Program for Carnival Cruise Lines

posted April 20, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” The expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. Read more...

Carnival Offers Shore Excursion Guarantee

posted January 15, 2014

Carnival is guaranteeing the lowest prices on over 1,100 shore excursions. In the event passengers find a shore excursion from another tour operator booked before or during their cruise can fill out a claim form for a 110 percent shipboard credit. Read more...

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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 98 (July)
2010 Rating 98 (Jan)
2010 Rating 98 (Jul)
2011 Rating 99 (Feb)
2011 Rating 99 (Aug)
2012 Rating 89 (Jan)
2012 Rating 95 (Jun)
2012 Rating 98 (Nov)
2013 Rating 98 (May)
2014 Rating 100 (May)
2014 Rating 96 (Nov)
2016 Rating 88 (Mar)

Deck Plan

Sun Deck

Jogging track, City sports park, mini-golf

Sports Deck

Slide entrance, Fitness Center and Studio, Spa Carnival


Carnival Waterworks, Camp Carnival, Passenger staterooms


Resort-style pool, Panorama Bar & Grill Buffet, Mongolian wok,


Serenity adults-only lounge, Starlight Aft Lounge, Society Bar, City Bar, Conference Room, City Lights Promenade, Rolls Royce Cafe, Stripes Disco, Chinatown Lounge, Metropolis Bar, Crystal Palace Casino,  Club O2, Photo Gallery, Video Arcade, Sushi, Blue Sapphire Main Show Lounge


Fun shops, Explorer's Club, Neon Piano Bar, Wind Song and Wind Star main dining rooms, Circle C, Blue Sapphire Main Show Lounge


Art Gallery, Main Atrium, Internet Cafe, Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms

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Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.

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Carnival Ecstasy

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The Carnival Ecstasy received an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment in 2011 that included the addition of an expansive new water park featuring waterslides, water spray park and double-lane racing slides; an exclusive adults-only retreat, atrium lobby bats;  a nine-hole mini golf course; a Circle “C” facility for 12- to 14-year olds, and a redesigned resort-style main pool area. Carnival added 98 balconies on this Fantasy class ship. The cabins midship look a little out of place. Watch our video of the Carnival Ecstasy and see for yourself.


Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
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Ship Class: Fantasy

Launched: 1991

Refurbished: 2011, Fall 2014

GRT: 70,367

Length: 855 ft.

Draft: 25.7 ft.

Speed: 21  Knots

Passengers: 2,056


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

All staterooms offer the following:

Caribbean inspired decor; Television; Comfort linens, towels and bathrobes; Full bathroom with shower; 24-hours stateroom service; Ample closet and drawer space.


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Some interior rooms include a porthole for viewing.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom from a picture window. Included in the space is a private bathrooms, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Two twin beds covert to a king bed.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Aft-extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. Balcony rooms have two twin beds that convert to a king bed, three closets, and patio chairs.


All suites come with VIP check-in and balcony views. The suites have ample space to stretch out and move around. The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 195 sq. ft.
Outside 220 sq. ft.
Suite 210 sq. ft. and veranda


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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

Located on Atlantic deck, the Wind Star and Wind Song dining rooms offer fixed seating and anytime dining.

Main Buffet

The Panorama Restaurant grand buffet also features a sushi bar, a pizzeria and grill. Located on Lido deck.

Rolls Royce Cafe

Coffee and pastry located on Promenade deck.

Mongolian Wok

Create your own version of Asian cuisine with the chefs preparing your dish in Mongolian Woks right in front of you.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.  

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

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Notable Rooms

Blue Sapphire Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

Neon Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

The Starlight Aft Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club. Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night.  The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy. Located on Promenade deck.

Stripes Disco

Party late-night at this main dance lounge. Located on Promenade deck.

Crystal Palace Casino

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship.

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Outdoor Venues


From the 300-gallon dump bucket to stationary water toys, Carnival's WaterWorks is just the thing to get even the most experienced cruiser wet behind the ears again.

City Sports Park

9-hole mini-golf course, padded jogging track, volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, ping pong.

Lido Deck

Offers a "resort-style” pool located mid-ship on Lido Deck featuring thatched roofing and large faux palm trees. Vibrant oversized umbrellas, comfortable deck chairs and a colorful tiled “beach” encircling the pool’s edge enhance the decidedly tropical ambiance.

Kid's Areas

Camp Carnival

Camp Carnival for kids ages 2-11, features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment. Camp Carnival is divided into three age groups, 2-5, 6-8, and 9-11. Carnival's Night Owls  program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C

Pre-teens, ages 12-14, can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2

Teens, ages 15-17, can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties… video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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