31-year-old Carnival Ecstasy ship heading to the scrapyard in Aliaga (Turkey)

   October 24, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s oldest ship - Carnival Ecstasy, sailed her final voyage after 31+ years in service.

It was a 5-night trip from Mobile Alabama on October 10, 2022.  After the voyage was over, the boat sailed to PortMiami Florida where it stayed docked for several days.

On October 20, Ecstasy departed PortMiami on a Transatlantic crossing to Aliaga Ship Breaking Yard (Turkey) where she is scheduled to arrive on November 7th.

At Aliaga were scrapped and recycled 4 of Ecstasy’s sisterships - Fantasy, Imagination, Inspiration, and Sensation during the COVID crisis.

Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship

Once the vessel arrives at the Turkish scrapyard, crews will work for deck by deck taking anything valuable they can sell off. This can include TVs, tables, chairs, light fixtures, etc. The liner is then cut into smaller pieces where it will be melted down/recycled.

Over the 31 years in service with Carnival, Ecstasy carried 5,5+ million passengers on 2300+ cruises.