Carnival Ecstasy


Year built: 1991

Speed: 21 kn

Passengers: 2,6052

Crew: 920

70k tons

14 decks


The Carnival Ecstasy currently sails 4 to 8 night cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean from Charleston, South Carolina. On May 16, 2019, Ecstasy will begin sailing Bahamas cruises from Jacksonville, Florida.


In 1998 a laundry room fire caused minor injuries to 8 passengers and 14 crew members, and some serious damages to the Ecstasy ship

On April 21, 2010, at 1:00 AM, the ship performed an evasive maneuver to avoid a floating object, resulting in a 12 degree listing to port side. The object was an adrift, mostly submerged buoy. The ship was on the second leg of a 5-day Mexico itinerary round trip from home port Galveston. According to passenger reports, the ship tilted for 10 minutes. The incident caused panic, damages, and the swimming pool was emptied. Some 60+ passengers suffered minor injuries.

On April 17, 2013, while sailing off the Florida coast at the end of a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, the ship experienced a technical problem causing power loss for about 15 minutes. It was quickly fixed by the crew. No injuries were reported.

On April 17, 2013, the Carnival Ecstasy was on a 5-day Mexico itinerary from Miami. While en-route from Key West Florida to Cozumel Mexico, the ship received a distress call and altered its course in order to help a boat with 41 Cuban refugees, trying to get to the US by sea. The un-sea-worthy and overcrowded boat was sailing without any lifesaving or navigation equipment on it. The incident happened in Florida Straits 90 miles between Florida and Cuba.

On February 16, 2010, a female passenger was found dead by her boyfriend. Toxicology report showed tests for multiple drugs.

On July 20, 2010, a male passenger died while the ship was in Galveston. The autopsy reported Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, heart disease.

On December 29, 2015, an US TV news station reported on passenger-made videos showing blood pouring out of one of the ship’s elevators. Carnival Cruise Lines announced via email the death of the 66-year-old male crew, who worked on the ship as a chief electrician. The man was doing routine maintenance when the elevator suddenly moved from deck 6 to 9. He fell and was crushed against the shaft’s wall. According to the investigation report, the man had disabled the lift’s safety system. The accident occurred at sea at aproximately 6:15 PM, during the 4-day Western Caribbean New Year cruise from Miami.

On April 25, 2011, while the ship was docked in Galveston, a male passenger slipped on wet floor and fell near the Lido pool, sustaining injuries to his right shoulder, and left knee. He was disembarked and taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital.

On February 6, 2012, a female passenger slipped on wet floor and fell on Lido deck, fracturing her left shoulder. She was disembarked in Nassau, Bahamas, then flown back to Michigan for surgery.

May 22, 2013, a 48-year-old female passenger slipped on wet deck floor and fell near the Lido pool, fracturing her right leg. She was disembarked in Jamaica.

On September 29, 2014, a female crew lost part of her finger while moving laundry trolley.

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