On Thursday morning, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Ecstacy pulled into Port Canveral becoming the third for the cruise line and seventh year-round cruise ship to be based out of the Port.
Primed to embark on four- and five-day cruises to the Bahamas, the Ecstasy joins the Carnival Dream and Sensation cruise ships at Port Canaveral, and is expected to bring 600,000 guests to Florida’s Space Coast annually.
In a statement released by Carnival Authorities, cruise line President and CEO Gerry Cahill said, “The Canaveral Port Authority is an outstanding business partner and deploying a third year-round ship is a testament to our relationship with the port and our confidence in its continued success.”
The addition of another ship couldn’t come at a better time for Port Canaveral who for the first time in its history, more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers sailed from the Port, contributing $40 million in cruise revenue during the fiscal year ending September 30, also a record Overall, Port Canaveral’s total revenues surged dramatically to nearly $57.8 million, eclipsing the previous Port record of $51.2 in 2006 by 13 percent.
Voyages aboard the Carnival Ecstasy start at $329 for a four-day cruise, and $349 for a five-day cruise. Those prices are Carnival’s nonrefundable Early Saver program.