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This Cruise Was Amazing!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2015

Everyone on the cruise was very very nice and entertaining! the food was really good everyday. and just everything they offered was amazing! i would recommend this to anyone and everyone! WOO-HOO!!!!Big Smile 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2015

the over all trip was ok I think it could have been better.. the ship was a little older than I expected and the food wasn't as good as I thought it would be.. My guy who attended to my room was great but I cant remember his name... our bathroom wrecked of funk it smelt like it was an airplane restroom even after it was cleaned... I think we should have been told that most of the staff was in training because they didn't have a lot of knowledge when asked question..

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My first cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

This was our first cruise and had a very good experience, from the beginning to end. The flight to Florida, the embarkation to the ship, the personnel inside the ship, the exit of the ship on 7/10  and flight back, no problems at all, great experience, we had a great time, a lot of entertainment, you can not get bored. We planning to repeat this cruise with the kids too. Keep up the good work.

 

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Amazing!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

I had the time of my life, it was amazing. so relaxing but at the same time exhilarating. Staff was amazing and attentive at all times. My husband and I enjoyed it so much we are already planning our next cruise for next year. Unless we can find a good deal for a 4 day weekend sooner...Love

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fun I. the sun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jul 03, 2015

Great......................................................................bahamas not so good. ...........................not a very nice area to be let off the ship.............

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carnival Esctasy

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jun 26, 2015

We had an exceptionally great time aboard the Carnival Esctasy! We truly enjoyed our stay as we has an amazing staff who were very attentive!! We celebrated my daughter's Sweet 16 and this cruise experience will be one she never forgets!! I am so glad we chose Carnival Cruise Lines to celebrate her birthday

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worst cruise of my life

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2015

This was the most horrible experience of my life!! Food was horrible, kids camp was one small room, stateroom tiny (and we had the balcony)!  Never ever again will I cruise with Carnival. My friend warned me but I didn't listen. Bee almost got off in Key West and rented a car.  

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Wife injured on excursion at Cozumel Mexico..

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2015

The cruise itself was OK, and the reason we went was to take my grandson because he lost his mother suddenly this year and she had wanted to bring him to Florida for a vacation. Lets start with the cost: way to much money for the experience Your cruise will double due to taxes and port charges. Also when you leave you will have more charges due to room cleaning and tips.This does not count anything you may purchase on the boat.

The crew was very nice and courteous. They went out of their way to help where they could, like providing a wheel chair when my wife could no longer walk and making a phone call for her (Thank you customer service).

I would not recommend the excursions, you sign your life away so when something happens no one is responsible but you. We had to pay the hospital and doctor before we could leave and one of them would only take cash. Now I would like to say the hospital, doctor and most everyone who we came in contact with in Cozumel were wonderful.

The problem with the excursion was you are rushed, the tour guide left us way behind when my wife's bikes chain was broke and she had to get another one, also the bike I had was a piece of you know what. We finally caught up and the 2nd guide finally caught up to us to followed us. Now for the snorkeling experience, again rushed, by the time my wife and grandson changed into suits while the rest of the group was almost ready to get in the water. I have no doubt the guide gave instructions somewhere along the line but not for their ears (grandson and wife) because they were not there yet. The rest of this tale will be from the horses mouth, sorry dear, my wife.

I was the last into the water and after snorkeling for a few minutes I looked up and seen everyone including both guides were way ahead of me. I looked to my right and saw the shore not far away so I thought it was best for me to get out of the water and walk down to the beach. I did not know how bad the waves were pounding against the rocks but was able to get halfway up when my guide starting yelling and swim back to me. He said didn't I tell you to stay away from the rocks, so I said no. He said I would have to get back into the water and took my hand and gave me a tug. I fell back into the water hitting my shin on the rocks and cutting a large v shape with rock embedded into my leg. Now I know he did not purposely hurt me, I told him I was hurt bad and bleeding badly but we still had to swim to the beach, I was so afraid at this point I was shark bait. We continued to swim with him helping me all the way.Once out of the water you could see the blood flowing from my leg. Now I had to walk all the way back where we first got into the water, but once there a manager from the resort was there and stayed with us till we left the hospital. I received medical care by Ramon at the scene. The owner also came to meet us to check on my well being and another manager took us to get prescriptions and to make sure we got safely back to the boat. Was there mistakes made that day, yes, I should not have went and they should keep a closer eye on their customers. My leg did get infected and today July first is the first day I have been able to walk. I will have many more doctors before I am in the clear, Please think twice before participating in some excursions.

That reminds me I bought the extra insurance cruises.com, will that cover all my expenses?

My 15 year old grandson had all the fun which was good.

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Good trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2015

Great cruise. Great staff. Only issue was that I did two rooms and for me to get the room I needed to put Credit cards on the sail and sign card. My other guests were not comfortable with using my card and it was a bit of a hassle. The option to pay cash would be great.

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A cruise to forget

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

We are an avid cruising family and had done most of our cruises with Carnival. We cruise in this ship before from Port Canaveral (2013) and it was a great cruise with great staff.  Now in Miami, it was a completely different experience.  It was just the opposite.  The reason for the two star and not one was due to our Cabin Attendant.  He greeted us by our name and the greeting was a real genuine one.  That was the only positive.  Unfortunately the rest of the cruise pretty much went down hill.  During registration, they gave my two daughters the wrong cruise level card.  Instead of just fixing it there, the lady just passed it to guest services in the ship.  They did fix it at guest services, but gave us cards that did not work when getting off and on the ship.  Creating a hassle for us and the other guest behind us in the line as everyone had to wait until everything was cleared by security.  With the exception of our Cabin Attendant, the rest of the staff in general did not look happy in working this cruise, and it went even worst with the service.  At breakfast, in the Omelet Station, I was told that the veggy mix ran out and it was not going to be fill since it was late in the morning.   But the worst was on dinner on the 2nd night on my time dinning.  The service was very slow, but we thought it was the Kitchen.  Our waiter looked over worked, which we did not mind.  Yet the service got slower and slower and to top it off, he literary forgot about us and disappeared on us. We did not see him again (it looked like he quit and left)  Leaving us without even taking our desert order.  We finally got tire of waiting and left.  To give you an idea, we sat down around 7:10 and at 9:05 decide to leave. The last night we literary ask not to be seated at that section again (that bad).

Granted, the crowd on a 5 or more night cruise is different than a 3 day cruise, but the impression left on us by the staff is that they do not like to deal with this situation.  A word to the wise.  A paying customer is a valuable customer no matter how much he spends.  This ship has forgotten who pay their salaries.

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harrison79
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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

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.

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