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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CRUISE IN JAN 2017

ENJOYED PLAYING BLACK JACK. ENJOYED FUN AND FRIENDSHIP WITH MY FRIEND.  WEATHER WAS WONDERFUL,... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
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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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Fabulous Time!

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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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5 out of 5

CRUISE IN JAN 2017

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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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4 out of 5

Happy Grandson

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A little disappointed with the quality of the food, and the entertainment was just okay. But the ship even though is older was very nice and clean. Our 15 year old grandson had the time of his life, so many activities, they really kept him busy.

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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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4 out of 5

Good Value for the Money. Easy Departure point.

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I booked this cruise because the departure port of Charleston was within driving distance (9 hours) but didn't require double the distance to Florida. While the Ecstacy is one of the older ships in the Carnival fleet, she is well-maintained and had just been through dry-dock to refit some of the features now found on most Carnival vessels. Red Frog, Iguana Cantina, Guy Fieri's burger joint, etc.

 

The food was very good, service wonderful. My only disappointment was in the evening entertainment, which I found sparse. Comedy was good, but only one show. And apart from Trivia, not much going on that wasn't trying to up-sell something from the shops during the day.

 

Ports of call were Nassau and Freeport, pretty standard.

 

We did have a boarding delay due to some weather prior to the ships arrival, but the cruse line provided a small credit to compensate; it was too small in my opinion given that we lost one meal in the dining room as a result. These are a treat and on a five-night cruise, that's a pretty major loss.

 

I would sail Carnival again. Other lines may have better accouterments, and newer ships, but there is a lot to be said for convenience and value for money!

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
1 out of 5

Very Dissatisfied

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I have been on several cruises with my husband and this one by far was the worst experience ever we had a five-hour delay leaving out of Charleston I hate that port I invited 13 of my family members and convince them on going on a cruise and I feel terrible because it was such a terrible experience the food was horrible all the food was cold we got food that was not done it took forever to serve you we left late they rushed us because we were running late  so they were Cruising really fast making the boat rock too much and made everybody sick and Carnival did nothing for the inconvenience. The ladies in my family wanted to make this a yearly thing to do and most of them would never go cruising again. I'm so sad.

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3 out of 5

Smoking on Carnival

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Smoking which you could smell throughout the floor including sitting and bar areas and stairs. 

Food was good 

Service very slow in Dining room. 

No refrigerator in room 

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1 out of 5

Worst cruise ever

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We were supposed to board at 12:00 ship did not start boarding until 4:00. We did not leave port till late evening therefore losing a day onboard.  Service at restaurants was fair to poor  Do not plan on taking anymore Carnival cruises.

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3 out of 5

My First Cruise!

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The cruise started off rocky-ship delayed 5 hours. Departure scheduled at 4pm but departed at 10:30pm. They gave us a $15 credit to cover our lunch but where do you eat in Charleston for $15? Should have been $50+ for loss of time on ship & sitting in my car 3 hours waiting to be dropped off. Seas rough & guess we were going faster than normal-pretty rough but was not sure this was the norm due to my first cruise. Some folks were sick but fortunately not me!

 

But let me just say once on the ship it was wonderful. Great service-wonderful food & entertainment-the MOST COMFORTABLE BED & PILLOWS EVER!!

 

I'm already planning my next cruise!!Love

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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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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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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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