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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"We almost always ate in the private dining room where the service was fabulous!!!" in 149 reviews.

"just returned from my cruise in which I sailed on the Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy." in 65 reviews.

"...started badly with the port almost everyone wanted, key west eliminated because of sandy : this of course not 's but..." in 51 reviews.


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5 out of 5

Wonderful

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Being able to relax and enjoy my honeymoon, the staff was great the food was good  there was always  something to do aboard the ship to do ,love water works station and pool area ,let's not forget how good the drinks are wow DELICIOUS, everything moved quickly no long waits from checking in or checking out I will definitely recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to have a good time.

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5 out of 5

Best Vacay ever!

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Half Moon Cay was the best part of the cruise. The beach was so beautiful. The entertainment was wonderful. I enjoyed to comedians, karaoke, and the musicals. I enjoyed the shopping most of all.

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4 out of 5

overall experience

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Dinner was good. Live music was loud in atrium. Was not impressed with singer with guitar. Not alot of chocoate deserts on menu.Like keylime pie , chocolate cake, 

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3 out of 5

Carnival Ecstacy

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I would not recommend this cruise to others for one simple reason, the food was terrible.   They had very little seafood and what they did have was awful.   I tried a grilled snapper one night and it was so dry I couldn't eat it.

The staff was great especially the room steward.  

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5 out of 5

trip

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I enjoyed the evening dinners with friends. The staff was really nice; Michael, Ryan, Agus,  Milos and Naing  The staff was really friendly. Everywhere I went on the ship the staff was there to assist.

The cabin was always cleaned when we got back from our outings.

 

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4 out of 5

Great time on the Ecstacy!

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There was so much going on all the time. The food was great. Very well organized, Wonderful staff.Only complaint would be the pool was over crowded. One pool for 2,000 people?

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5 out of 5

Pure pleasure

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This was my first cruise & both my husband & I could not have had a more pleasurable time. We were definitely taken care of 110% & everyone was more than courteous!  We felt like kings & queens on this ship. Everything was clean & on time. The food was excellent & the diversions were beyond words!  I willd DEF be doing the rest of my cruiselife with Carnival & recommending them to everyone!

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Falsely Reassured This Was A Gay Mens' Only Cruise!!!!!

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My partner and I only booked this  cruise with the explicit understanding and reassurance it was a gay mens' only vacation cruise.  When I booked this I was reassured this was a "gay mens' cruise".   This was to celebrate our 10 year anniversary being together.  We upgraded to the premium stateroom too.

 

The rude awakening occured when driving my POV to be parked at the carnival parking garage in Charleston, seeing no gay men/couples in the crowd.   I called while waiting in line to park and was told I was given "misinformation and wanted to know who specifically I spoke with to verify this mistake".  I did not have this reference never thinking I would have to defend the authenticity of my booking for a gay mens specialty cruise.  

 

Very dissapointed!   I will share my sentiments far and wide.

 

Charles B., MD

 

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4 out of 5

Lots of fun

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I had a great time, there was always something to do. I was sea sick the first two days so would recommend motion sickness medicine. The Food was great and people were really nice. The comedy is what I enjoyed the most. The only bad part is the rooms are small. Definitely going to go again.

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3 out of 5

Very nice

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First time cruise for us both and we were pleased.  Definitely lots things to do and loved the shows! The food was ok. Service was great! Definitely wanted to get you to buy more stuff which was annoying but since it was close to my birthday cheap cruises did hook us up with a few gift cards that came in handy! Free wine! The weather was not so great especially in and out of Charleston so it was very rocky.. But pretty relaxing overall! 

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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.

Experience all the activities and shows possible. Have a few days to rest up from your cruise when you return. Do NOT go dieting. Be prepared to gain a few pounds; however, you will lose it easily when you return home eating normal again.

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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

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