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Carnival Ecstasy (EC) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 02/25/2020 02:21 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise: June 2, 1991
Godmother: Kathie Lee Gifford, Performer/Carnival Spokesperson
Country of registry: Panama
Cost: $275,000,000.
Cruising speed: 21.0 knots


  • Gross tonnage: 70,367 tons
  • Length: 855 feet
  • Beam: 103 feet; 118 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Occupancy based on 2 guests per stateroom: 2056 (1028 staterooms)
  • Full guest occupancy: 2675
  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Space ratio: 34:1


  • Total Officers and crew: 920
  • Officers: International
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International


1028 Total Guest Staterooms (including 25 accessible staterooms)

  • 8 Grand Suites with extended balcony
  • 20 Grand Suites with large balcony
  • 26 Junior Suites with standard balcony
  • 98 staterooms with standard balcony
  • 468 ocean view staterooms
  • 389 interior staterooms
  • 19 interior upper/lowers

All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryers in Grand Suites (categories ES and GS), safe and flat-screen TV


  • Set of dual stabilizer
  • 3 bow thrusters and 3 stern thrusters
  • Individually controlled twin rudders
  • Diesel electric propulsion system (6 medium speed engines developing
  • approximately 50,000 HP).


Life Saving Equipment
Grand Total Lifesaving Capacity:  4470

  • 12 Lifeboats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 1800)
  • 6 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 145 / total occupancy: 870)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)

Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry Dock: 1/09/98-1/23/98
  • Dry Dock: 7/24/98-9/18/98
  • Dry Dock: 1/17/00-1/31/00
  • Dry Dock: 1/26/01-2/01/01
  • Dry Dock: 1/04/02-1/24/02
  • Dry Dock: 10/02/04-10/22/04
  • Dry Dock: 3/04/06-4/07/06
  • Dry Dock: 9/19/09-10/16/09
  • Dry Dock: 9/08/11-9/22/11
  • Dry Dock: 10/10/14-10/24/14
  • Dry Dock: 1/10/17-1/24/17 
  • Dry Dock: 10/05/19-10/16/19

Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Completed during dry dock: 10/05/19 - 10/16/19

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • Bonsai Sushi Express added 
  • Dreams Studio (replaced the video arcade)
  • The Warehouse Arcade (replaced the conference room)

Completed during dry dock: 1/10/17 - 1/24/17

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (replace food service, Off the Grill and Rotisserie)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (replace food service, Mongolian Wok)
  • Alchemy Bar (replace Society Bar)
  • Cherry On Top (replace Special Occasions)
  • Crew area renovations

Completed during dry dock: 10/10/14-10/24/14

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall covering and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • New equipment in Fitness Center and updated flooring and window shades
  • Updated Club O2 to be more on brand
  • Addition of RedFrog Rum Bar (Lido Deck 10 pool area)
  • Addition of BlueIguana Tequila Bar (Lido Deck 10 pool area)

Completed during dry dock: 9/08/11-9/22/11

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings, tile work, lighting in lounges and public areas
  • Suite U69 converted and now ADA compliant

Completed during dry dock: 9/19/09-10/16/09

  • an expansive new water park
  • Serenity, an exclusive adults-only retreat
  • a redesigned resort-style main pool area
  • a Circle "C" facility for 12-14 year olds
    98 balconies will be added to existing ocean view staterooms; several of the suites will be modified to feature a larger, extended balcony.
  • Extensive cosmetic enhancements will be made to virtually all public rooms and areas with new upholstery, furniture and wall coverings incorporated into the Blue Sapphire Main Show Lounge, Neon Piano Bar, Stripes Dance Club, Crystal Palace Casino, the Rolls Royce Café, Society Cigar Bar, Starlight Lounge, the poolside Panorama Bar & Grill and Wind Song and Wind Star Main Dining Rooms.
  • Refurbished Owner’s Suites
  • Refurbished elevators and elevator lobbies and new lighting and carpeting in the Atrium.
  • The Internet Cafe will be relocated to Empress Deck and new workstations will be included.
  • WI-FI access, bow to stern
  • Additional Lido restaurant dining options: Mongolian Wok and Rotisserie
  • Public restrooms and guest corridors will be renovated as well.
  • Addition of two oceanview staterooms (R156 and R158)

Completed during dry dock 3/04/06-4/07/06

  • New nine-hole miniature golf course on Sun Deck
  • 1600 square foot Children’s World play area located on Verandah Deck
  • The aft lounge was reconfigured to house a new family recreation area featuring new audio/visual equipment for displaying movies and other programming.
  • New art gallery on Empress Deck
  • New 1200 square foot conference room
  • The Gift shop was renovated.
  • New lighting, flooring, wall coverings and dessert stations will be added to the Panorama Bar & Grill poolside restaurant.
  • All of the 1026 staterooms including the 54 suites were completely refurbished.

Completed by 1/02

  • New carpeting was put down in the public areas.
  • The disco was refurbished.
  • The pool area was re-teaked.
  • Additional cabins were modified.

Completed by 3/00

  • A cafe serving coffee/sweets has been added to the Promenade Deck.
  • A Formalities Shop renting tuxedos and selling flowers and cards, has been added to the Promenade Deck.


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