Carnival Completes Latest Ship Renovation

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Carnival Ecstasy has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation, adding a variety of new dining and beverage innovations, the company announced.

The features were incorporated during a two-week dry dock that took place from Jan. 10-24, in Freeport, Bahamas.

Following the renovation, the ship returned to Charleston to resume its year-round schedule of four-to 10-day departures from that port.

Among the options that have been added is Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri, serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries.

Also newly added is BlueIguna Cantina, a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as elaborate toppings and salsa bar.

At the new Alchemy Bar, guests will find a “cocktail pharmacy”-themed lounge with mixologists who “prescribe concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients with unique monikers like Forty is the New Twenty and The Restorative Basil Drop.

Cherry On Top, the “sweetest spot on board,” celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.

The new spaces complement Carnival Ecstasy’s wide range of on-board features, including the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, WaterWorks aqua park, a Serenity adults-only retreat and a Spa Carnival health and wellness facility.

Carnival Ecstasy sails on four-to seven-day cruises to popular destinations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean.

The ship will also operate a 10-day “Carnival Journeys” Caribbean voyage round-trip from Charleston, November 5-15, 2017.

— Dana Niland, CJ Contributor