Here are some images from a recent photo shoot on the Carnival Ecstasy which underwent a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in late 2009 that added an expansive new water park, an exclusive adults-only retreat, a Circle “C” facility for 12- to 14-year olds, and a redesigned resort-style main pool area.  Additionally, 98 balconies were added to existing ocean view staterooms.

The 70,000-ton Carnival Ecstasy currently operates year-round four- and five-day western Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas, and will reposition to New Orleans in the fall to operate a similar short cruise itinerary.