The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will kick off a new year-round schedule from PortMiami when it departs on a three-day Bahamas cruise this afternoon.

Carnival Ecstasy replaces Carnival Imagination on this popular route, which encompasses three- day cruises departing Fridays and visiting Nassau and four-day voyages departing Mondays with stops at Key West and Cozumel.  Carnival Imagination will depart Miami later today on a 16-day Panama Canal cruise that ends in Long Beach, Calif., on January 26, positioning the vessel for its new year-round schedule of three- and four-day cruises from the West Coast.

Carnival Ecstasy offers a variety of on-board innovations, including a WaterWorks aqua park, a Serenity adults-only retreat and a tropics-inspired resort-style main pool area, along with 152 balcony staterooms and suites – the most of any Carnival ship operating three- and four-day cruises from Miami.