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Carnival Ecstasy

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 0 yr ago    


What people said about this ship:

"Expected a more relaxed atmosphere in dining room, very hurried." in 90 reviews.

"Not what we are use to on Carnival Cruises." in 36 reviews.

"Over all is average except for the dining room service." in 31 reviews.



Carnival Ecstasy departs from:

Miami, Florida

Carnival Ecstasy sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Western

960 reviews from our community




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Old boat, nice staterooms, crappy food - good value overall

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 16, 2015

This was our first cruise and, considering that it wasn't very expensive, it was about what I expected.  Our stateroom was fine - I recommend getting a balcony, as we really enjoyed ours.  The televisions are terrible, so don't expect to watch any tv.  The pool was small and the hot tubs weren't hot enough, but for a 3 night cruise, that didn't matter all that much.  Being able to sunbathe in deck chairs and look out at the ocean in the middle of January was valuable in and of itself.  We also enjoyed using the waterslides and the not-hot-enough hot-tubs on the adults-only deck.  

The evening entertainment was fine - we enjoyed the dance club and the karaoke, but I heard the comedians were uneven.  My biggest pet peeve is that the food was just really not good.  There were a few items in the sit-down dining room meals that were good, but ordering was always a crap shoot.  And the buffet food was pretty sub-par even for buffet food.  The pizza is made-to-order so that was one of the better options, and the paninis looked good.

I think if you come in with realistic expectations and all you're looking for is a fun getaway, then this is a great option.  If you want pampered luxury, then this isn't the ship for you.

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food leaves alot to be desired

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 12, 2015

entertainment not very good. food not that good. noise outside cabin couldnt sleep had to have cabin changed.Sandi took care of us on main deck he was wonderfull. Ship was older and just ok.

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some things great, some things need improvment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 12, 2015

First off, my housekeeping staff was amazing.   Curious, professional, helpful and genuine.  Unfortunately I did find what appeared to be mud or feces on a (clean) towel in the serenity deck.  I commented to guest services and they were more than accommodating.  Sharon responded directly with excellent customer service.  Food lacked flavor but was plentiful and well presented.  Alcoholic drinks were poured well.

 

Boat was smaller than I expected so got a little bored of 1 pool on the day at sea.

 

Worst part was a mysterious bar charge that was not mine.  Guest services removed it promptly but offered no explanation of what I consider stealing.  I tipped my housekeepers and bartenders directly.           I would like an explanation of that mysterious bar charge.

 

Overall i enjoyed my first cruise and would return again on a bigger boat with another cruise line or carnival.

 

 

 

 

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Carnival Atmosphere

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 12, 2015

This was our first cruise.  The room exceeded our expectations and the weather/sea was excellent.  We are vegetarians, so the food was acceptable.  The salad bar was excellent, but limited in selection, and the restaurant dining was wonderful, with the staff being the hit of the evening.  The deserts were not that good and it was evident that the non-USA staff had little understanding on how to cook some aspects of American cuisine.  For example, the grits were always lumpy.  We were disappointed with the high noise level on the ship.  I understand that the carnival atmosphere is signature of the cruise line, so we will seek another cruise line with a more subdued atmosphere for the next trip. 

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A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 12, 2015

WE REALLY HAD GOOD TIME AND ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF OUR CRUISE VACATION.

WE HAD CRUISED WITH CARNIVAL IN PAST,AND WE EXPECTED A VERY GOOD TIME AND

YOU DID SURPASS OUR EXPECTATIONS.

GOOD JOB ! KEEP IT UP.

 

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Winter Escape

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 05, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed touring Key West and Cozumel.  When in Key West, you have to go to Rick's (the Original Sloppy Joe's).  The crew was courteous and the ship was maintained well for its age.  My biggest disappointment was the taste of the food was average.

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JoseRuiz
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Jose RUIZ EN LAS Bahamas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 02, 2015

Awesome experience, everything is good, I like that, we can meet so much people from every where arrown the world, the view is incredible, the food is very good 

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Pool Sunset Ectasy

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Perfect Honeymoon

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jan 02, 2015

I have sailed with Carnival many times before this cruise, and my wife had sailed with them once before, so we knew it would be fun, but this cruise was better than we expected. I only have a couple of complaints, but they are not major enough for me to detract a star from my rating, since I have never had problems with Carnival before. First, since it was our honeymoon cruise (Carnival had this documented and acknowledged it when we boarded and when we dined), I am disappointed that we did not receive a bottle of champagne, nor even a congratulatory letter or small gift of any kind. The other complaint is that the staterooms had a raw sewage smell about them (coming from the bathroom) for the entire duration of the cruise and seemed to have gotten worse by the last night. However, since we didn't spend a lot of time in our stateroom, we did not let it bother us too much.

If and when you cruise with Carnival, you have to get the Cheers program! There's no way to cruise except with a drink in hand at all times!

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cleaness and excellent service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Dec 29, 2014

This was our family's first experience for cruise, everything was perfect except the last night's photographing,  only one site left, all others closed without advanced notice, we planned to take lots of family pictures, but the kids had different program and schedule, we finally gathered together but the photographers were all gone!Crying

Food was fantastic, I liked the Mongolia Wok best, all other food were also great, just feel a little bit regret for not being able to taste everything, Yummywe tried hard to discipline for the food, Nervousgood to know gaining a little bit weight after back to home.Surprised

Room service was great, dinning waiters offered great service with nice, patient, decent manner and attitude. Love

Wonderful experience, would plan another longer cruise trip Happy

 

 

 

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First time cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Dec 26, 2014

The cruise journey was awesome and we enjoyed every bit of the stay in the ship.The ship stewards associated to our floor cleaned the rooms so well and they deserve an outstanding job in maintaining the room clean.

The food was awesome. Some suggestions on the Indian food though would be add a Nan / Chappathi as part of the Indian food, along with rice options. Also would suggest to add one Indian dish like Veg Fried rice in the Panoroma grill along with the Italian and other food varieties.

The Water park was awesome and kids really loved the water park. 

There was wonderful bar at every end of the ship and there was lot of fun activiies happening through out except we could not catch up with all the events happening on the same. 

 

Would be making another trip (longer one) to catch up with all the events happening in the ship

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1enjoycruise
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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

The best foods were in the aft part of the ship. Avoid the pizza place, it's pathetic. Get to the pool early if you want a lounge chair and to actually use the pool.

Don't believe the bad reviews. There are some people that can't say anything good about anything. Make your own experience. I am so glad I gave Carnival a chance !!! I will be doing this again and again !!!

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