Carnival Ecstasy

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    
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Carnival Ecstasy is a large ship, carrying 2675 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Charleston, South Carolina.

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Caribbean Cruise

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5 out of 5

Caribbean Cruise

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We enjoyed visiting Half Moon Cay; we had fun on the beach and slides at the pirate ship. We also enjoyed the Stingray Adventure where we were able to interact and snorkel with the stingrays. My daughter and I truly loved Sands, the dolphin, at Dolphin Cay in Atlantis. My daughter and I also loved the slides at Atlantis and the lazy/rapid rivers. The Atlantis aquariums were breathtakingly beautiful, too. We both wished that we could have had one more day in Atlantis because we had to leave in time to make it back to the ship. All in all, it was an extremely memorable experience! 

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5 out of 5

Bahamas Cruise

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I loved everything. Food was tasty, especially Guy's Burgers and the Lido. Rob Little was funny, cracked us up. The staff was great. Our steward Clive was nice and great. I loved our cruise. We'll be back pretty soon. Also, they made sure we knew everything, like what to do in emergencies, events going on, etc.

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5 out of 5

Absolutley Wonderful

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Everything was perfect! I cant say enough wonderful things about the whole experience!1 ...Well except one thing...Nassau was an unpleasant surprise, I will definitely stay on the ship or book an excursion if I ever go back

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Why did I wait so long?

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I had been putting off cruises for years because I didn't think I would enjoy them. Finally, I booked a cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. We splurged on a balcony room which my wife loved and it gave us a private retreat when we wanted to get away from the crowds. 

 

Without a doubt, the Chef's Table was the  highlight of the trip, but all of the service was stellar.  Yes, the ship is old and shows some wear, and the food at the "mass production" restaurants is akin to fast food on land, but overall, the cruise exceeded my expectations and the servers and cabin steward and cooks were exceptional.

 

Special kudos to our dinner service team in the Wind Star dining room (Elena, Luke and Hla Thu), to Chef Gabriel who hosted our chef's table, and to Eddy and Aliksandra who served us at the chef's table and made our day several other times during the cruise. 

 

You all were GREAT! Wink

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Fabulous Time!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We just concluded our 5-day cruise and had a great time. Food was great (loved the serving staff), entertainment was very enjoyable, the two stops (Nassau and Half Moon) were amazing!  Half Moon Cay was the most beautiful beach ever!  We took our two daughters on their first cruise, and they had the time of their lives!all this for such a reasonable cost - you truly can't beat it!

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3 out of 5

OK Cruise but good good cruisers

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Absolutely the best part of the cruise was the stop at Half Moon Cay. Wonderful white sand beach that felt like walking on clouds. Addition of Guy's Burgers and the Alchemy Bar are tremendous.

Food was OK, service in the Dining Room and sometimes on the Lido deck were a bit disappointing. Some repair/improvement are needed around the pool as the steps broke as I was using them causing injury to my leg and foot.

I'd recommend this cruise to those who find Charleston a convenient port of departure and looking for a few simple days of relaxation.

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5 out of 5

CRUISE IN JAN 2017

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

ENJOYED PLAYING BLACK JACK. ENJOYED FUN AND FRIENDSHIP WITH MY FRIEND.  WEATHER WAS WONDERFUL, COULD NOT ASK FOR BETTER WEATHER.  FOLKS ON THE ISLANDS WERE HELPFUL, KIND, AND COURTEOUS.  

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3 out of 5

Sleeping Over the Engine

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My favorite part of the cruise was getting off the boat back at home port. My cabin was at the back of the ship over the engine. My bed pulsed all night long to the beat of the engines. Never accept a cabin at the back of the ship if you're a light sleeper!

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features the second level of Blue Sapphire Main Lounge, Video Arcade, Grand Atrium, Photo Gallery, Club O2, Sushi Bar, Crystal Palace...

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Lido

The Lido Deck features the Bridge, pool bars, Resort-style Pool, hot tubs, the Mongolian Rotisserie Grille, Panorama Bar and Grill, and Bar Deli Pizza...

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Atlantic

The Atlantic Deck, features the first level of the Blue Sapphire Lounge, The Fun Shops, Circle "C," the Grand Atrium, The Neon Piano Bar, the Explorer's...

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The Sports Deck features the Gymnasium, Spa Carnival, Beauty Salon, Grand Atrium, and the the waterslide entrance.

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peanu75
Contributor Level: Purser

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.

m1tbear
Contributor Level: Purser

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.

harrison79
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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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Price

L

Size

Apr 1991

Built

2 yrs ago

Refurbished

2675

Total Passengers

2.89

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1028

Total Cabins

26

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