The Carnival Ecstasy is receiving some enhancements during her two-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas.
Carnival Ecstasy Dry Dock Details
Carnival Ecstasy is undergoing a dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas and there will be new enhancements and features added which guests will be able to enjoy in less than two weeks.
The Fantasy-class vessel is also the first cruise ship to use the facility at the Grand Bahama Shipyard since Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco in early September. A commercial vessel was the very first to use the facility which you can read about here.
Lisa McCabe, Carnival’s vice president of hotel refurbishment, said:
“We’re very proud to be the first cruise ship to return to the Grand Bahama Shipyard post-Dorian as we are happy to assist in the economic recovery of the Bahamas, a valuable partner for Carnival for many decades.”
During the two-week dry dock which started on Monday, there will be a lot of general maintenance such as replacement of carpeting, tile work, decor and more. The real good enhancements are as follows:
- New Bonsai Express Eatery added
- New video arcade
- New Dreams Studio photo venue
- Retail shop upgrades
The ship will look all fresh and new ready before resuming service from Jacksonville, Florida on October 17, 2019. The ship will continue to sail year-round four-day and five-day itineraries to the Bahamas.
Here are some photos from the cruise line of the Carnival cruise ship entering the shipyard in the Bahamas:
It’s great to know Carnival Cruise Line will continue to use the shipyard at Freeport to help keep going the economy and jobs for the local residents who have been suffering since the category 5 Hurricane.
The shipyard is partly owned by the cruise company and it expects to service 15 dr-dockings through the remainder of 2019. The Grand Bahama Shipyard employs more than 600 people and is often used not just by Carnival Cruise Line but by sister cruise lines too along with Royal Caribbean.
Parent company the Carnival Corporation is also investing heavily in the Bahamas with a new pier at its private island of Half Moon Cay and a new cruise port development which is also on the Grand Bahama Island.
Carnival Ecstasy joined the fleet in 1991 and is one of the oldest. She is over 70,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy.
All Photos: Carnival Cruise Line