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Carnival Ecstasy

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"the dining room your times dining was good." in 86 reviews.

"Not what we are use to on Carnival Cruises." in 35 reviews.

"The free room service option was also a life saver for days we just wanted..." in 29 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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DO NOT USE SHORE EXCURSION GROUP! They will take your money and give you empty excuses in return.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jun 30, 2014

Though our Cruise was booked through Cruises.Com and went well. Our Shore Excursion through Shore Excursion Group was devastating.  We saved for 4 years to go on a Honeymoon to Cozumel.  The highlight of our trip was supposed to be( the sail and snorkel trip) the best experience of our life.  When time came to go on the excursion, we happily waited in line for an hour just to find out passenger services didn't have us listed. So sadly we went to the dock to see who was to take us to the excursion. No one knew what we were talking about.  To our dismay, when we returned home we were given excuses about having to print out from home the itinerary. We never knew and we even paid $25.00 expedite charge so nothing went wrong.  Still no refund but our bank is doing a fraud investigation. We should get reimbursed but it shouldn't have been this  troublesome.  They "SEG " are not affiliated with any Cruise line. Do not throw your money away. Please Share!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Just What This Hard-Working Couple Needed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jul 25, 2014

Our anniversary was a week prior but my husband was in the middle of an 80-hour work week and I'd only have four days off all summer. Coming across this three night weekend cruise, we were thrilled with the price and my husband had never been to Nassau so it was a no-brainer for us. While the kids were with friends and the dogs were with DogVacay, the two of us were able to sleep in, absorb some beautiful sights, explore Caribbean history and dine on delicious cuisine, all uninterrupted. I paid for an ocean view cabin and was so pleasantly surprised to learn they provided us with a balcony, how romantic! Carnival Ecstasy's crew members were very friendly and went above and beyond in answering our questions. We requested "Our Time" dining which did not interfere with our activities or leisure and our meals in the Wind Star restaurant, on the Lido Deck buffet and with room service were exquisite. We applied the Bottomless Bubbles program to our account prior to boarding -- this was to smoothly handle all of my husband's soda and juice cravings with no additional charge. However, we quickly learned that juice was readily available in many locations and a soda order required leaving the cabin to wait in line at the bar because it is not included on the room service menu. This was a disappointment and we won't be participating in the program a second time. Our representative at Cheap Cruises, Jessica Ellis, shared a link and suggested we save money by adding land excursions before boarding as Carnival's prices would be much higher. We took advantage and very much enjoyed our day visiting Nassau and Paradise Island (Atlantis) in our air conditioned van with a local tour guide. We'll certainly be using Cheap Cruises when it's time for us to sail again!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

2 star
2 star
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Honeymoon destroyed

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

My cruise experience was terrible. That was rude and on cooperative when assistance was needed. Ship it's self is old and outdated. I only had three helpful staff members on the entire voyage. Children are running completely wild with no parental supervision spitting in to the ocean and allowing it to get into people's food. If you win a raffle do not expect it to go on to your account without hounding the staff to put on. And then you have to wait almost 2 days to get a manager put it on. excursions can be canceled not even seven hours before they are about to embark. And when you want to change that excursion that was canceled by the ship you're treated like a piece of trash and told you are an old person for liking the excursion that you wanted. I have not recommended that my friends go on this ship. I will not go back on the ship again.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

2 star
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Bad experience

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

The main thing that I did not like the food was bad the swimming pool was terrible crawded not fun activeties no movie screen  the main hall was small the best thing was my room  it was good size compared with my last year caribian cruise it was much better 

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

4 star
4 star
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4 star
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Sunny get away

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

Living in the Sunshine state can be gray.  Every afternoon we have rain.  So I jumped on Priceline.com and booked a cruise.  It was perfect weather everyday.  The shows and food were fantastic.  We also booked through Priceline.com a sail & snorkel for our day in port.  The fish & coral were amazing.  Next trip will be longer.  3 nights is to short.  I did not want to come back.  Big Smile

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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 !!!

I loved eating breakfast on the Lido deck. They had short lines and I loved the omelets they made for us

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4 Night Western Caribbean With Carnival Live (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 17, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Ecstasy
26 Ship Mate app members

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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 10, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Ecstasy
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Ecstasy
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