Continuing Carnival Cruise Line’s ongoing support of its homeport communities, the Charleston-based Carnival Ecstasy has donated tableware – plates, saucers, cups, silverware, etc. – to five local charities, including Habitat for Humanity Restore, Windwood Farm Home for Children, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, The Neighborhood House of Our Lady of Mercy, and My Sister’s House.
Representatives from the various charities are shown here with officers from the Carnival Ecstasy as well as Carnival’s port agent Gary Santos of Inchcape Shipping Services and agents from the Charleston office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection – all of whom were instrumental in facilitating the donation.
The tableware from the Carnival Ecstasy is the latest donation from Carnival to Charleston-area charitable organizations. Previously the cruise line has provided mattresses, bed frames and winter clothing to children’s charities and shelters for abused women throughout the Charleston community.
Carnival Cruise Line launched the first year-round program from Charleston in 2010. Currently the Carnival Ecstasy operates four- to 10-day cruises from Charleston, accounting for roughly 170,000 passengers annually.