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Carnival Ecstasy: Photo tour & overview
Carnival Ecstasy features fun for the kids, with a wide range of supervised youth activities for cruisers two to 17. There's also plenty for the adults to do on board. They can relax at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat and spa, or sip back something chilled at RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar.
There’s also Carnival WaterWorks for those who want to make a splash, Punchliner Comedy Club for the not-so-easily-amused, Playlist Productions for those who appreciate a good song-and-dance show, and Hasbro, The Game Show for those who take their fierce competition with a soft side of fun.
Where Carnival Ecstasy sails
Home port: Miami
Destinations: Carnival Ecstasy sails in and around the Western Caribbean from Miami to Key West to Cozumel, Mexico. Cruise itineraries are shorter, ranging from three to four days.
Top dining options
The Steakhouse menu features premium cuts of beef cooked to your exact specifications, as well as a selection of seafood, entrées, gourmet appetizers and an extensive wine list.
Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.
Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.
The Taste Bar
Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. The Taste Bar offers complimentary appetizers before dinner for a taste of something different.
Take a break and revive in style at the coffee bar, stocked with premium coffees and delicious pastries.
Entertainment & activities
Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar
Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this this centrally located space.
This onboard water park features two waterslides: Drainpipe and Twister. At the center of Carnival WaterWorks is a giant, 300-gallon dump bucket that combines water and gravity in a way that's sure to soak.
See a favorite band in concert with Carnival LIVE. New to the Carnival LIVE stage in 2015 are Rascal Flatts, Journey, Smokey Robinson and Little Big Town.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
Carnival's Serenity area lets adults spend time with other adults. Read a book, enjoy the view, sip something from the bar or just enjoy some quality time to yourself.
Carnival's DJs have all been trained by DJ IRIE, the Miami Heat's official DJ, to drop beats that inspire dancing in all areas of the ship, such as the Liquid Nightclub and at deck parties.
Hasbro, The Game Show
You've played Connect 4 and Yahtzee, but you've never done it on stage with the chance to win prizes. You'll get that chance with the onboard Hasbro Game Shows, which put a fun twist on these and other funtime favorites.
Crystal Palace Casino
Feeling lucky? Head over to the Crystal Palace Casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.
Bars & lounges
RedFrog Rum Bar
RedFrog Rum Bar is Carnival's laid-back bar based on the no-worries vibes of the British West Indies and Key West. It is serves up tasty rum drinks and Carnival's house brew, ThirstyFrog Red.RedFrog Rum Bar
BlueIguana Tequila Bar
The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a slew of Mexican brews. There’s a lineup of frozen concoctions, cocktails and margaritas served by the glass or by the pitcher, and even a special Mexican beer cocktail.
Piano Bar is the swanky, jazzy bar setting designed for laid-back, fun times. The live music may even encourage a sing-along or two.
Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.
Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at Circle C, as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.
Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Waterslides at WaterWorks
- Singing along to classic hits at the Piano Bar
- Laughing out loud at The Punchliner Comedy Club