This follows the docking of Taipei Trader, a container ship, in late September.
Bonsai Sushi, retail upgrades and more
Carnival Ecstasy’s nearly two-week renovation will add a Bonsai Sushi Express eatery, a new video arcade, a new Dreams Studio photo venue and upgrades to the retail shops. These enhancements are in addition to routine maintenance throughout the vessel as well as the replacement of carpeting, tile work and furniture as needed.
‘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,’ said Lisa McCabe, Carnival’s VP of hotel refurbishment.
Following the docking, Carnival Ecstasy will resume its year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises to the Bahamas from Jacksonville, Florida, beginning Oct. 17.
15 dockings scheduled through year's end
Grand Bahama Shipyard is partly owned by Carnival Corp. & plc. The facility expects to handle 15 dockings through the remainder of the year, helping support recovery efforts through the ongoing work of its more than 600 employees and the additional economic activity generated for the surrounding area of Grand Bahama Island.