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"...i water had to ask and wait for it distance to assigned dining room This was definitely not our best cruise!" in 86 reviews.

"Already planning our next carnival cruise!!!!!" in 35 reviews.

"I enjoyed the room service and the personal attention from the staff." in 29 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Dont waist your money

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

I had cruise with carnival before with no problem. This time was totally diferent. Uwfull food, cood hot top, and poor entretaintment. The serenity are was too craw not really a good place to rest. The tv in the room was not working properly

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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Carnival 4 night on Ecstasy..

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

Carnival, very good..Cruises only terrible..How dare you charge a fee withot alerting the customer?

Cruzon nerver charges. How naive of me to think you wouldn't and just accept your commision from Carnival... Well I have alerted all my, frends, family, fellow travelers and business associates who will pass it on as well.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
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Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

This was definitely not our best cruise! On a 4 night cruise we slept in 3 different cabins , not very good! The first cabin in which we like to book R1  because is in the bow of the boat and we dont like the noise of kids running around our cabin in the middle of the night, water leaked around the toilet and flooded the bathroom, the carpet in the room got soaked and smelled musty. The plummer stayed in our cabin till midnight trying to fix the problem. The next day we moved to M65, we spent the day there and that night  without much sleep from the previous night there were kids running down the halls like we suspected, there  was noise, a clanking noise constantly and a baby crying and his mother hollering for the baby to shut-up. I called the service desk the following day  and the gentleman that showed , called the desk and had us moved to M234., there we experience two separate beds and the sink in the bathroom would not drained. The following day, they wrote us a letter from the service desk for us to visit or call them, there they told us that they were going to give us a $51.00 discount for our inconvenience in which I didn't think it was sufficient but did not say anything. If you check your records you will find that we cruise on your cruise line every year for many years and we have never left a negative feedback because we have enjoyed every one. We feel like we didn't even went on a cruise this year! Not a very happy (VIFP) Thanks!

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showill8
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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

1 out of 5
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Terrible experience aboard Carnival Ecstacy

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Nov 21, 2014

I was very disappointed when I got on the boat and found out how far away mine and my daughters cabin were located from each other. I made the cruise reservations the same time so why would the cabins not be next to one another. My daughter has small children ages 1 and 6 and we had to walk from the front end of the boat of one side to the back end on the other side of the boat for the duration of the cruise. Both of our cabins had a King size bed in them for 3 people to sleep. We did go to the guest services when we got on the boat to inquire about switching to another cabin in which would be closer together but we were told that there were no cabins available. The bathroom floor in my cabin was flooded with water and smelled like sewer the entire time we were on the cruise. I called the guest services and a plummer was sent to the cabin. He plunged the drain but the water flooded again the next day and I called the guest services again. The plummer came back and did the same thing but the water continued to flood. I just dried up the water with the towels in the bathroom and gave them to the housekeeper.  

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
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Relax Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Nov 14, 2014

My wife and I both enjoyed this Cruise more because of the fact that it stayed in Nassau longer (24Hrs.). This gave us more time to spend on shore and enjoy Nassau. It also meant the ship was not in a hurry to get one place to the other meaning a much smoother ride. LOVED it.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
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it was a relaxed cruise...

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

this time we ate in the dining room moreso than the buffet....food was excellent!.......the ship was never crowded.....very relaxing and definately not long enough!....now our cabin location was really BAD.......we liked being on the Riviera deck however, we were the last window cabin on the starboard side....VERY NOISY location R241.......which will interrupt your sleep.........otherwise a great cruise for the cost!

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

5 out of 5
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Good times

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

The trip was Awesome...plenty to keep us busy and the staff was terrific.  Josh and his staff kept us dancing well into the night. The motor city show was GREAT! The talent was awesome took me back to the days when music was music.Happy

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ebj
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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ok for the price

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

ok for the price-the food and entertainment were the best parts; however, I wish dress codes were enforced in eating areas. Females would come into buffet area with bathing suits on, (no coverup), and men would come to buffet area AND dining room wearing tank tops/muscle shirts. Getting off the ship was a nightmare. As instructed we waited in the lounge. Then, with no instructions, everyone started leaving, pulling suit cases behind them. I wish a more organized departure could have occurred. Tempers were flaring, toes were being crushed, etc. This departure was the worst I have ever experienced.

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joeves52
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Sep 19, 2014

I booked my cruise with less than 2 weeks prior to departure.  When I booked my cruise I did not feel like I was given any possible discounts that I may have been eligible for.  I called and was told to check with guess services once I arrived, which was incorrect information.  There was nothing that could be done at that time. 

 My husband and myself wanted to try a short cruise to see how we would manage and see if we will get sea sick.  That part was fine. 

One of my complaints was the cleanliness of the utensils and plates. 

My suggestions is that there should maybe have a larger selection for vegetarian's to include soy milk.

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kpoopsi
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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If you like to keep busy

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Sep 19, 2014

If you like to keep busy there are tons of fun things to keep you occupied at all times. The "shows" were ok compared to other ships. 

Wanted a nice relaxing weekend and its very hard to do on a Carnival ship. This is my second time on Carnival and neither time did I get to relax.  

The cruise line itself did a fantastic job. On the other hand the type of people on these ships is just a very large party group. I went in late September this time hoping to not have the summer collage kids but that didn't happen. Drunks everywhere at all hours of the night. Both cruises I went on people woke you up in the middle of the night yelling and screaming through the halls.  This is not the cruise lines fault. They cant patrol every hall way all the time but its pretty annoying. Im also pretty tolerable of people being in my early 30's I understand how hard it is to control drunks.

Another thing I loved was our waiters in the dinning room they were fantastic. Although some of them didn't have the best personality ours were great.  

I really didn't appreciate being asked over 100 times for a mixed drink though. Yes I do drink but not at all hours of the day. It was quit irritating to be asked over and over and over for a cocktail beginning at breakfast and through out the entire day. I love cruises and I think they are a great deal for your money I just wont go on another Carnival cruise and sadly it's not due to the cruise line its due to the type of people they cater too. 

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1enjoycruise
Third 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

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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