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Carnival Ecstasy is a large ship, carrying 2675 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Charleston, South Carolina.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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"We almost always ate in the private dining room where the service was fabulous!!!" in 140 reviews.

"just returned from my cruise in which I sailed on the Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy." in 59 reviews.

"...started badly with the port almost everyone wanted, key west eliminated because of sandy : this of course not 's but..." in 50 reviews.

Carnival Ecstasy departs from:

Charleston, South Carolina

Carnival Ecstasy sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Eastern Bermuda

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Liked the extended time in port

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I chose this cruise because it stayed in the Bahamas overnight.  Although, it got in a little later in the morning, it was really nice not to feel rushed and pressured during the excursion.  Ship staff was nice. Room was decent

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Excursion regret

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Our excursion was horrible.  We booked the Clear Kayak and snorkeling excursion and it was the worst.  I do not think that Carnival should offer this.  The resort was terrible.  The grounds were covered with rocks and broken glass.  The Kayaks were not available for use and the snorkeling was the worst I've ever done!  I feel that I should be refunded the full amount of this disaster. 

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Ecstasy January 25

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Compliments to Michelle for helping us from Guest Services.  Landing in Cozumel late did put  a damper on our trip as we lost the chance to go to the beach and snorkel.  My daughter met the ship in Cozumel but we had to until almost 4 PM for someone to get her onto the ship.

My husband hit his head twice in one day getting into bed and I hit my head twice in one day as well.  It made me dizzy with a headache for the whole cruise.  It was a very strong bang.  The reason is that our cabin which was E94 had two bunk beds. One over our head and one over the foot of the bed.  Even when closed the wood extended over the bed over our heads.  We were supposed to have a cabin for three with balcony and my daughter was stranded in New York due to blizzard, but we did meet up in Mexico.  We pushed the bed to the foot so the extra bed was over our feet instead of head and that worked out after two days of banging our heads.  You need to know that this configurations is very dangerous and could cause serious concussions and possibly worse.  This is a lawsuit waiting to happen and should be corrected.  I don't see how this configuration can be legal.  My whole trip caused me to realize that I probably will never sail again on a cruise ship as it is too dangerous.  The space to move around in is so small. I banged my eye against the towel bar in the bathroom.  There were no shelves to place my items and I was always bending down to find things.  Also only one outlet in the room.  The worst stateroom I have ever experienced.

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Key west

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It was OK, dinner options and service was not as good as the past. music and Comedy was good.

Cleaning staff was great.

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A great trip

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 The trip was intended for rest and relaxation .We enjoyed the food and the staff was attentive the entire time. We felt very comfortable and rested.

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Value, Fun, Sun, Explore!

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My wife and I had a good time on the Carnival Ecstasy...plenty of music, lots of young folks (20's-30's), but also families, etc. The ship crew did a fantastic job keeping things going, cleaning, cooking, activities and the like. The Cruise Director Adam was good at his job.

 

We had a beautiful sunset leaving Miami on a short promenade deck on deck 10! that, followed by a delicious Lobster Tail dinner (+$20: worth it) that was memorable and repeated later in the cruise.

 

I always recommend "Your Time Dining", I can't stand being stuck with eight strangers for an entire week at a pre-set table or even four days with the set-time dining. We never waited more than 10-15 mins. max. there were some very nice people on the cruise, some which we met in the dining room ("share").

 

I jet-skied for the first time in Key West (a blast).  I snorkeled at "Aquarium" beach (short boat stint) at Cozumel. If you are reading this, I always also recommend renting a scooter ($35/day + gasoline) in Cozumel: the road is straight, flat and fantastic! (Up to two people per scooter.)

 

Punchliners with standup comedy was LOL funny!  Even the 18+ late night stuff was hilarious...not bad language, but naughty imagery! Really, much better than the other cruise lines.

 

Plenty of bars, lounges, entertainment was top notch. We missed the musical/dance shows but saw the "Love & Romance" game - you're familiar with it on other Cruise Lines - and it was LOL funny!

 

We had to say goodbye after four days, but a great value. Do it! And, especially if you are a first-timer and wary,...a four night cruise is the best way to test the waters! :-)

 

Only two negatives: Loud piped music at dining room. No Song List booklets at Karaoke.

 

 

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Great time.

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Fantastic time. Loved every minute. If you like 5 star dining and impeccable service then this is the trip for you. I'm already planning my next cruise. This is the best value vacation I've ever taken. I'd do the exact same cruise again. Serenity Lounge is my favorite spot on the ship. 

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not a pleasant experience

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we booked this trip to get away for a few days last minute and honestly we should have stayed home. The food was served cold in the main restaurants and tasted very imitation. the other places to eat you had to stand in line for upwards of 45 minutes or more to get fast food. Not my idea of an enjoyable time off.

The service as ok but we have had better on other cruise lines. No shows which was disappointing. The comedy was ok but not every night.

The weather was not great either not that you could have predicted that.

Sorry to say we will never book with Carnival again.

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Nice...but

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Over all the cruise experience was nice. However, I did feel the buffet was less than impressive. I was not impressed with the pressure to keep taking photos by the cruise staff and most of all felt as if my dinner experience in the dinning room could have been better if the cruise staff would stop bothering us every night about pictures. I felt the mix drinks and packages for mix drinks were too high to enjoy drinks without keeping a calculator with me.

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We didn't have trouble with motion sickness surprisingly but we choose to stay at the bottom of the ship. Now that we know it isn't a issue we will try for a suite next time. Oh, when you get a king size bed; realized that means 2 twins pushed together so you have a line down the bed.

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Figure out where and what time your meals are served for some really good food. Plan your excursions so you don't feel rushed. Pick your room on above or below the action preferably floor six. Our one of the sites above the Lido deck

1enjoycruise
Second Mate

We had a great attitude so it was easy to have fun, relax and enjoy. There were people who would cut lines, and expect to be served on hand & foot all the time. Did not let us be bothered by them. The ship is great for first time cruisers, for families and kids. The bathrooms needs to be updated

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