Carnival Ecstasy became the first cruise ship to utilize the dry dock at the Grand Bahama shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian.
The cruise ship will spend two weeks at the shipyard that will see the addition of a Bonsai Sushi Express eatery, a new video arcade, a new Dreams Studio photo venue, and upgrades to the ship’s 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.
Following the dry dock, Carnival Ecstasy will resume its year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises to the Bahamas from Jacksonville, Fla., beginning October 17.
Grand Bahama Shipyard, owned in part by Carnival Corporation, officially resumed operations earlier this month welcoming back its first commercial vessel for repair work. In total, Grand Bahama Shipyard expects to service 15 dry-dockings throughout 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.
These dry docks represent a significant step toward returning to normal operations.