Carnival Ecstasy

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Carnival Ecstasy, Spend your days on the sapphire Pacific Ocean aboard the Carnival Ecstasy, a fantastic floating resort that gives cruisers the same glitz and glamour found on the entertaining Las Vegas Strip. Book your Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Today For Less.

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3 Night Bahamas Itinerary

Carnival Ecstasy
Carnival Cruise Lines
Departing Date: January 9, 2015
Departing From: Miami, Fl Dock
Carnival Cruise Lines
Ports of Call: Miami, Fl Dock | Nassau, The Bahamas Dock | Nassau, The Bahamas Dock | Miami, Fl Dock
Interior

$179

Oceanview

$189

Balcony

$349

Suite

$429

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Itinerary: 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Fri Jan 9, 2015 Miami, Fl Dock -- 4:00 pm
Sat Jan 10, 2015 Nassau, The Bahamas Dock 10:00 am --
Sun Jan 11, 2015 Nassau, The Bahamas Dock -- 7:00 am
Sun Jan 11, 2015 Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea -- --
Mon Jan 12, 2015 Miami, Fl Dock 8:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Carnival Ecstasy Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies

Dining Rooms - 2
Ice Cream Bar
Pizzeria (Open 24 Hours)
Room Service

No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Flexible

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
Daytime: Casual / Evening: Resort wear to formal

Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 12
Casino
Library
Pay-Per-View Movies
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 3
Video Arcade
Dining Team
$5.50 per guest/ per day

Bistro Service
$1.00 per guest/ per day

Cabin Steward
$3.50 per guest/ per day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Beauty Salon
Shore Excursion Desk
Shopping Mall Health Spa (with whirlpools)
Athletic/Exercise Facilities Business Children
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Health Club
Jogging Track
Conference Center
Internet Connection
Baby Sitting Services
Child Counselors
Children's Playroom - 2
Kids Pool Area
Teen Center

Carnival Ecstasy Onboard Experience


Carnival CruisesIdentical in all but décor, Ecstasy and her seven Fantasy-class sister ships (Fantasy, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Sensation & Elation) always seem to have something of interest going on, and thus are ideal for the up-and-at-'em style cruiser. Carrying 2,052 passengers, the ships are big enough to provide a week's diverse entertainment, ample deck space for those whose idea of being entertained is basking in a warm sun shine glow, and separate facilities for passengers of all ages.

Having been launched in 1991, in today's whirlwind pace of change in the cruise industry, Ecstasy is not so full of neon, chrome and mirrors as her one-year younger sister ship, Fantasy, is. This is the ship that caught fire on her stern back in 1998, and was shown adrift at sea live on CNN. She was also assigned to be one of the ships to house relief workers after the Hurricane Katrina disaster. After all that, she needed a good scrubbing up and she received one in mid-2005; a 35-day refurbishment that updated almost all of her staterooms and public areas.

In any case, this is an older ship by today's standards, and as such one can expect to find bargain sailings on her.

Ideal as it is for the sort of person who likes to have loads of activities planned, Ecstasy also offers lots of out-of-the-way places to read or just contemplate the sea. During summer cruises, however, when there are hundreds of kiddies aboard, quiet contemplation might become a luxury reserved for another ship.


Carnival Ecstasy Things to Do

Entertainment:
Carnival CruisesThe prime entertainment venue is the 1,300 seat Blue Sapphire Lounge theater, but karaoke draws big crowds to the Stripes Dance Club, while the Starlight Lounge offers a variety of dance-music combos from pop standards to even folk and country musicians. A variety of dance music is spinning nightly in the Chinatown Disco. Regardless of what sort of music you like most, you're pretty much assured of hearing it.

By day, there are bingo and Trivial Pursuit contests, not to mention such highbrow events poolside as the men's hairy chest contest.
 
Fitness:
With no fewer than 12,000 sq. ft. devoted to fitness and spa facilities, these ships are a dream come true for those who like to keep in shape during their cruise, and don't mind doing so in either uninspiring (the spa) or aggressively pink (the gym) surroundings. The gyms have a private trainer and 35 state-of-the-art exercise machines. There's a day-long schedule of aerobics, and stretching yoga, and Pilates classes (usually around $10 each), as well as body composition analysis and personal training sessions, $75 for 60 minutes. There's a fully jogging track and a volleyball court. Women who want to sunbathe topless will find secluded areas in which to do so.

Those who prefer to skip shore excursions and snorkel on their own can rent equipment for $26 for three days. The inescapable Steiner's of London operates the ship's spa, which offers lots of different kinds of massage – and pushes its beauty products rather more zealously than most passengers would prefer.
 
For Kids:
Carnival's celebrated Camp Carnival program offers a full schedule of supervised activities, from finger painting and singalongs for younger children to photography workshops, late-night movies, and pool parties for their older siblings. The ships' 2,400-square foot "Children's World" play areas are stocked with a computer lab, a climbing maze, an activity wall, and an assortment of toys, games and puzzles.


Carnival Ecstasy Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
From the best pizza afloat (available 24 hours per day) to haute cuisine in the main dining room, Carnival really delivers on the food front.
 
Restaurants:
Total Choice Dining provides for four dinner seatings in the main dining rooms, alternative Bistro dining every evening, and an increased number of service staff. Passengers are assigned a table for dinner in one of the two main dining rooms -- The Wind Star on Atlantic Deck, mid-ship, or the Wind Song on Atlantic Deck, aft -- at one of four seatings; 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. There are very few tables for two in either of the two main dining rooms; expect to dine with four, six, or eight fellow voyagers.

You typically have a choice of six starters, a couple of salads, and six or seven main courses (pan-fried fillet of red snapper, sweet and sour shrimp, rack of New Zealand lamb and Beef Wellington). The menu also includes Spa Carnival selections for those trying to reduce their intake of calories, sodium, cholesterol, fat, or meat.

Additionally, the poolside Lido eateries are converted into Seaview Bistros between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each evening, offering buffet dinner with no reservations or advance notice required. The informal Panorama (T-shirts and shorts are OK) Restaurant on the Lido Deck offers both inside and poolside seating. All meals here are served buffet style, with open seating for all three meals.

Other alternative eating options include a 24-hour pizzeria, a complimentary sushi bar and 24 hour room service. Themed midnight buffets ensure that no passenger will be rendered sleepless by the rumblings of his empty belly.
 
Service:
Don't expect formality. Indeed, expect wacky dances after dessert – and then to come back to your cabin to find that your cabin steward, cutup that he or she is, has left a towel folded to resemble a dog on your bed. The hi-jinx never stop!

Tipping:
Carnival automatically adds $10.00 per person per day in gratuities to your Sail & Sign card unless you're under two years old, and if you're reading this, you're probably not. This includes $3.60 for the stateroom steward; $5.50 for the Dining Room team, and $.90 for service in the alternative dining rooms. Visit the purser's desk during the cruise to raise or lower this amount.

You may also prepay gratuities for all service personnel at a rate of $10.00 per person per day. On Cruises-to-Nowhere, gratuities of $10 per person per day must be prepaid.

A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Tip the maitre d', room service, spa, casino and other staff as you deem fitting.
 
Attire:
On the two "formal" nights per week, most men wear a dark suit instead of tux. By day, nearly everyone wears shorts, T-shirt, sneakers/sandals, bathing suit, and a hat.


Carnival Ecstasy Ambience

Decor:
Carnival CruisesThe unifying idea behind Ecstasy's interior decor is a New York City theme. You'll find the the Stripes Dance Club, the Society Bar, the Chinatown Disco, and the Blue Sapphire Lounge as the main theater. They are all more or less connected by the City Lights Boulevard (the walkway between public areas) on Promenade Deck. The Grand Atrium still has bits of the old glitz style remaining from the early days of Carnival. The glass elevators in the atrium are actually trimmed with neon lights.
 
Public Areas:
The ship consist of 10 decks with most of the public rooms concentrated on Atlantic, Promenade and Lido decks (decks 5,6 and 7). The cabins are mostly concentrated on decks one through four; Riviera, Main, Upper (which is actually a lower deck 3) and Empress decks.

You can stroll on the entertainment promenade called City Lights Boulevard, or plop down into a soft banquette to ogle passers-by. The two-level, 1300-set show lounge Blue Sapphire at the front of the promenade presents live production shows, comedians, magicians, and passenger talent shows, with exemplary sight lines and good seating throughout.

The ship's most fanciful decor is in such entertainment venues as the popular piano bar. Ecstasy's is known as the Neon Bar and it features an enormous circular piano which doubles as a bar for those who like to sing along. You'll also find a vibrant disco and cabaret lounge along the boulevard.

Other public areas include the Galleria shopping mall, the Virtual World arcade, and the ship's photo gallery. The Internet cafe offers access for 75 cents per minute; for those who plan to spend more time on the computer, there are 100 minute packages available for $50 (50 cents per minute) and 250 minute packages for $100 (40 cents per minute).
 
Cabins:
Because they were built just before the shift toward lots of verandahs, just the 26 demi-suites (250 square feet) and 28 full suites (400 square feet) have them.

Carnival's cabins are fairly spartan in decor and skimpy on amenities (a color TV with CNN, telephone, radio, no hair dryer, and a basket of "free-sample" toiletries), but among the largest in the cruise industry: inside measure 185 sq. ft, outside 190 sq. feet. Even in the minimum category inside or outside stateroom you'll still enjoy ample space. Cabins for four and five are understandably popular with families, and go fast.

Oceanview staterooms and suites offer a mini bar, bathrobes, and fairly large bathrooms with a hand-held shower and medicine cabinet. There are also 26 mini-suites (226sq.q. feet plus 36 square foot private veranda) and 28 suites measuring 350 sq. feet with 71 sq. foot balconies.

Deck Plans: Carnival Ecstasy

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

12  Penthouse Suite
1A  Interior Upper/Lower
4A  Interior Stateroom
4B  Interior Stateroom
4C  Interior Stateroom
4D  Interior Stateroom
4E  Interior Stateroom
4F  Interior Stateroom
4I  Interior Stateroom
5A  Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
6A  Oceanview Stateroom
6B  Oceanview Stateroom
6C  Oceanview Stateroom
6D  Oceanview Stateroom
6E  Oceanview Stateroom
8A  Balcony Stateroom
8B  Balcony Stateroom
8C  Balcony Stateroom
8D  Balcony Stateroom
8E  Ocean View
8M  Aft-View Extended Balcony
BL  Balcony Guarantee
ES  Extended Balcony Grand Suite
GS  Grand Suite
GS  Grand Suite
IS  Inside Guarantee
JS  Junior Suite
OB  Junior Suite (Obstructed views)
OS  Suite with Balcony
OV  Ocean View Guarantee
PT  Porthole
ST  Suite Guarantee


Riviera Deck
Carnival Carnival Ecstasy Deck Plans

Staterooms: Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Aft-View Extended Balcony
Aft-View Extended Balcony
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private aft-facing extended balcony with patio chairs and table. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Balcony Guarantee
Balcony Guarantee
Any oceanview stateroom with private balcony, or better, depending on availability. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Extended Balcony Grand Suite
Extended Balcony Grand Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and double sofa bed. Sofa, armchairs and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub. Walk-in closet. Private extended large balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Grand Suite
Grand Suite

Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Inside Guarantee
Inside Guarantee
Any inside stateroom, or better, dependng on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Interior Stateroom
Interior Stateroom
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Interior Upper/Lower
Interior Upper/Lower
Twin bed and one upper. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Balcony with obstructed views.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Junior Suite (Obstructed views)
Junior Suite (Obstructed views)
Suite with a private balcony and twins that convert to king size bed.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Ocean View
Ocean View

Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Ocean View Guarantee
Ocean View Guarantee
Any ocean view stateroom, or better, depending on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Oceanview Stateroom
Oceanview Stateroom
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview stateroom with a porthole and twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Suite with a private balcony and twins that convert to king size bed.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Porthole
Porthole
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Porthole window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Suite Guarantee
Suite Guarantee
Any suite with a large private balcony depending on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Ecstasy : Suite with Balcony
Suite with Balcony
Suite with a private balcony and twins that convert to king size bed.

Other Dates: Carnival Ecstasy

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
August 25, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $279 $319
August 29, 2014 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $409 $399
September 1, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $219 $259
September 5, 2014 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $259 $259
September 8, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $199 $249
September 26, 2014 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $189 $199
November 24, 2014 --- 4 Night Key West & Nassau Cruise $269 $319
December 1, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $179 $219
December 5, 2014 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $249 $249
December 22, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $499 $499
December 26, 2014 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $339 $399
December 29, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $649 $649
February 6, 2015 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $209 $249
February 13, 2015 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $229 $239
February 16, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $239 $289
March 2, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $289 $339
March 9, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $319 $329
March 30, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $379 $429
April 6, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $359 $409
July 31, 2015 --- 3 Night Bahamas Itinerary $309 $319

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