Carnival Ecstasy to launch year-round four- and five-day cruises from Jacksonville in 2019
Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,056-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will launch year-round four- and five-day cruises from Jacksonville, Fla., beginning in May 2019.
Carnival Ecstasy will assume the Carnival Elation’s popular year-round four- and five-day cruise program beginning May 16, 2019. Carnival is the only cruise operator offering year-round departures from Jacksonville, carrying approximately 170,000 passengers a year.
The convenient, value-packed voyages include day-long visits to tropical destinations throughout The Bahamas, including Freeport, Nassau, Half Moon Cay and the private destination of Princess Cays.
“With its convenient and centralized location, Jacksonville has been a popular homeport for Carnival for more than a decade and Carnival Ecstasy is a wonderful addition to this market while providing a fresh new option on these attractive, value-packed four- and five-day Bahamas cruises,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“We are certainly pleased with Carnival’s continued support for our strong cruise business and look forward to welcoming Ecstasy to JAXPORT in 2019,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green.
Earlier this year, Carnival Ecstasy underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation that added popular features like Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina offering authentic Mexican fare and Cherry on Top, the “sweetest spot on board” offering bulk candies, fanciful gifts, apparel and more.
Carnival Elation, currently based in Jacksonville, will reposition to Port Canaveral, Fla., in May 2019.