Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Profile

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



The Carnival Ecstasy leaves year-round from Charleston, SC sailing four-to-seven day cruises. For a complete schedule, visit

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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)
2019 Rating 94 (Jul)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Sun Deck 14

Jogging track, mini-golf (aft)

Sports Deck 12

Slide entrance (aft) Fitness Center and Studio, Salon, Spa Carnival (forward)

Veranda Deck 11

Carnival Waterworks (aft), Camp Ocean (mid), Passenger staterooms (forward)

Lido Deck 10

Resort-style pool, Redfrog Rum Bar, Bluelguana Tequila Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, Guy's Burger Joint (mid), Panorama Bar & Grill Buffet, Deli, Pizzeria (aft)

Promenade Deck 9

Serenity adults-only lounge Starlight Lounge, Alchemy Bar (aft) Arcade, City Lights Promenade, Rolls Royce Cafe, Stripes Dance Club, Chinatown Lounge, Internet Cafe, Metropolis Bar, Crystal Palace Casino, Cherry on Top, Club O2, Photo Gallery, Bonsai Sushi Express (mid),  Blue Sapphire main show lounge (forward)

Atlantic Deck 8

Wind Song dining room (aft), Wind Star dining room, Library, Neon Piano Bar, Grand Atrium (mid), Fun shops, Circle C, Blue Sapphire main show lounge (forward)

Empress Deck 7

Atrium, Internet Cafe, Atrium Bar, Carnival Adventures, Guest Services, Art Gallery (mid-forward) Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Main Deck 5

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck 4

Passenger staterooms

Deck 3

Medical Center Hours: On Call 24/7 | Sea Days (9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm) | Port Days (8:00am-10:00am, 4:00pm-6:00pm)
Equipped to treat minor non-emergency matters at a customary fee ($)
The ship is staffed with one physician and three nurses.
Equipment: defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oxymeters, thrombolytic therapy, electrocardiograph machine and lab equipment.

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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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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.

RedFrog Rum Bar

A poolside version of the line’s popular RedFrog Pub that debuted on Carnival Magic offering a quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

Bar, a fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.

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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.


Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
  Carnival Ship Smoking Areas (PDF)



Ship Class: Fantasy

Launched: 1991

Refurbished: October 2019

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.

Bluelguana Cantina

Onboard Mexican featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos. Homemade tortillas and chips and a salsa bar with choices from mild to hot are always ready to go.

Guy's Burger Joint

Poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries, more. Choose one of Guy's creations or create your ideal burger.

Bonsai Sushi Express($)

Sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15 for a sushi ship for two.

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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Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting 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 (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens 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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