Carnival Ecstasy Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Carnival Ecstasy has 1 main pool, 6 whirlpools, plus the "Waterworks" water park which includes a twister that is four stories tall. There are also two eighty foot racing slides with a kids' water playground full of sprinklers and fountains. The pools are filled with saltwater and there is fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the Carnival Ecstasy's maximum pool depth is 3' 8" -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks. The Carnival Ecstasy's Waterworks is located on Deck 11(Verandah).
The Carnival Ecstasy's main pool is "The Resort Style Pool" and is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 10 (Lido). The main pool features two oversized whirlpool spas. At the opposite end of the Resort Style Pool is a stage where, during most hours of the day, there is some activity going on -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the Resort Style Pool hours are from 8 AM to 11PM.
The Carnival Ecstasy's adults-only Serenity area on Deck 9 (Promenade - pictured right) features two whirlpool spas -- there is not a full-sized pool. Drink service is available along with comfy chaise lounges, hammocks, and sun loungers that are shaded. Typically, the pool in the Serenity area opens at 8 AM and closes at 11 PM.
Carnival Ecstasy Pool, Water Slide & Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the Carnival Ecstasy pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Carnival's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." Camp Carnival stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced.
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers on the Carnival Ecstasy do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.
The Port side of the Lido deck near the pool does permit smoking. The rest of the deck is non-smoking.