Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy (formerly Ecstasy) is a Fantasy-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on January 6, 1991, and christened Ecstasy by television hostess, entertainer and long time Carnival spokesperson Kathie Lee Gifford. During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name.

Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy

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On the afternoon of July 20, 1998, Ecstasy departed the Port of Miami, Florida, en route to Key West, Florida, with 2,565 passengers and 916 crew members aboard. A fire started in the main laundry room and spread through the ventilation system to the aft mooring deck, where mooring lines ignited. As Ecstasy was attempting to reach an anchorage north of the Miami sea buoy, the vessel lost power and began to drift. The master then radioed the U.S. Coast Guard for assistance. Six tugboats responded to help fight the fire and tow Ecstasy. The fire was brought under control by onboard firefighters and was extinguished about 9:09 PM. Fourteen crew members and eight passengers suffered minor injuries. One passenger required medical treatment as a result of a pre-existing condition and was categorized as a serious injury victim because of the length of her hospital stay. Losses from the fire and associated damages exceeded $17 million.

Bow of the Carnival Ecstasy

Bow of the Carnival Ecstasy

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Ecstasy has undergone two major refurbishments. The first, begun in 2007 and completed in 2009, was part of Carnival’s Evolutions of Fun program. The ship’s name was changed to Carnival Ecstasy, all staterooms were refurbished, and a mini golf course was added. Children’s facilities were improved and adult-only “Serenity” decks were added. The second refit, in 2014, was part of the Fun Ship 2.0 program. It added the Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, Hasbro: The Game Show, Playlist Productions (Scenic), and The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez. The third refit, in 2017, was also part of the “Fun Ship 2.0” program. It added, Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Cherry On Top, Alchemy Bar, and Crew Area Renovations.

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Carnival Ecstasy in Nassau, Bahamas

Carnival Ecstasy in Nassau, Bahamas

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