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"...amass in there, have special tables set up in the main dining room , private entertainment and so forth." in 93 reviews.

"up to now, we have had excellent experiences with carnival cruise lines - unfortunately, this ship, the ecstasy was..." in 40 reviews.

"...go the dining room everynight because of my pain but room service was there to serve me a beautiful meal." in 36 reviews.



Carnival Ecstasy departs from:

Miami, Florida

Carnival Ecstasy sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Western

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lx2beard
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Lacking compared to other Cruises

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Feb 20, 2015

The cruise appears to offer a lot of activities for children- however the activities are really rather sparse. The kids weren't allowed in the pool it appeared the whole day on Sea Day, leaving them to play in the Water Works area only (which doesn't have a pool) but two slides plus one small slide for infants. The Dr. Seuss parade and story time was terrific. Camp Carnival was so-so. I felt awkward leaving my children there as the female workers for that weekend were really rather rude and uppity. Most of the cruise shows and welcome shows were after 10 pm at night which doesn't work for a family who has young children. I would've appreciated 8 pm show times. 

The food on the cruise was probably the worst ever. Much of it was tasteless, full of fatty pieces and honestly just gross. The condiments were in huge bowls on ice and provided for use with a serving spoon that each guest used, which didn't seem sanitary.  The burgers and fries were probably the best and most edible. The Dr. Seuss breakfast was cute but again the food was straight up nasty. The green eggs looked like they had been scooped up as ice cream would and was placed upon a tough piece of ham and a stale piece of english muffin. The waffles were fun to look it and the french toast was coated with stale cereal. 

The staff however were really very nice and provided wonderful customer service. The stateroom was always clean and the customer service desk was exceptionally professional. 

 

 

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gcgove
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Would do it again

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

Good food, clean, well appointed staterooms, lovely dinner companions. Too short a time in Key West and no info about shore excursion cancelations in Couzemel. Need more communication about events, not over the loud speaker as we mostly couldn't hear it in our cabin. More orientation and presence of staff other than cleaning staff. More help with directions on board ship, etc..

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honeymoon cruise

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

We just got married and wanted to go to multiple destinations. We never been too key west or miami so we choose this cruise. Our night dinner waiter misho was anazing and got us n e thing and everything we needed. The games were great and entertainment on board was awesome. There were so many shore exscursions to choose from. Anazing vaca. Cant wait to go back

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jpd170
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Good experience on older ship

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

The staff were professional and friendly. The ship was older and the amenities were limited. I think certain things should be standard on a ship such as: movies on the deck or in a large venue, enough pool space for everyone ans a dining area where guests in are not packed in like sardines. I did like the spa, room service and the comedy club. But there weren't enough activities on board.

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Great Experience but.....

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

It was a very good experience to ride on the Carinval Ecstasy. The room service was awesome and friendly. I loved the photos with the different themes in the background and the shopping boutiques but the food was horrible. The juice was watered down, food was served cold, the water taste like you tried to purfiy ocean water and it ends up tasting like oysters.

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tarudnitskas
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Welcome the sun!

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

We had somewhat of a relaxing time aboard the Ecstasy. The food was very good our Cabin Stewart Ali was wonderful! We had a good experience with almost all the staff on board. This was our fifth cruise second on a Carnival Cruise. Out of all the cruises we have been on this by far had more partiers and drunks. We booked a balcony room and on more then one occasion the noise, (loud music, foul language and carrying on) from another balcony room sent us back inside our room. During our mustard station exercise we had a group that was so loud and drunk we couldn't hear any of the instructions given in case of an emergency. We were woken in the middle of he night by neighbors who were drunk and fighting in the hall and I narrowly missed the remnants of someone vomiting on my way into the restroom by the pool. Our trip was a last minute getaway for some sun and relaxation. We could find some quite spots at the back of the boat outside on the deck where we were often alone and able to talk and enjoy some sun. All in all we made the best of the time we had alone for the weekend without the kids to just enjoy each other and some time away. We enjoyed a hot stone massage on our day in port. Our last Carnival Cruise was on the Liberty with the kids, a bigger ship with more to do and a better overall experience.

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pberry79
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Carnival Ecstasy is a great 4 nite get-away!!!

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

I liked this cruise because it was a great 4 night get-away for us. We picked it for the great price for an ocean view and for stopping at Key West. The ship is an older one and smaller but it made it so easy to get around. We did not have crowds of people waiting for the elevators and the buffet like you can have on the big ships.We had one formal night. The food was great in the MDR and we enjoyed the Seaday brunch which we have never gone to before. Everyone was friendly and embarkation and debarkation were very easy at the Port of Miami. We would definitely cruise on her again!

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Get Travel Insurance & Arrive at least day before Departure

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

My friends that made it on the cruise had a blast.  The ship was 1.5 hours late into Port in mexico so the pre-booked excursion that we booked not through Carnival didn't happen.  The people weren't there to pick them up, and I haven't heard back from them about recouping our $20 per person deposit.  It was some Jeep Tour thingy.

But me and a friend missed the cruise because our flight that was due to come in the morning of the departure got cancelled.  And there was no way to get down there in time by driving.  Even if I had travel insurance, I don't think I could have made it down there because no planes were flying that day.  Perhaps if we would have had, we knew the blizzard was coming, maybe they would have had us fly out aday or two in advance?  Who knows.  It's all hindsite.  I liked my travel agent Daniel, though.  So next time we book a cruise, we will arrive a day or two early to avoid something like this.  And don't fly Spirit.  THey were half of the problem, aside from the Blizzard.

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Guest Services and Food not good

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

We are grateful to Cruise 411 for finding us a last minute Cruise as we had a very short window to work with. They were great. My cousin was visiting from England and she had never been on a cruise so we called Cruise411 at the last minute.Carnival Ecstasy is a smaller ship so there was not as much to choose from on board as there would have been on one of their larger ships. The Guest Services was poor and gave us the runaround on three occasions. Room was good but no hairdryer. Wish I knew this before the trip. The food in the general morning and lunch areas was poor. Greasy or overcooked and over salted. Coffee was horrible. The staff in the dining room were great. The food at night was OK but often cold. Staff took care of it though.  Third time with Carnival and last time with Carnival for me. The processing of guests on and off the ship was excellent. This makes a big difference  if you have a long trip ahead of you. Guest services told us the dining room would contact us if a permanent seating time for dinner came available. We ended up going directly to the dining room and were assigned permanent seating immediately. Also called for a hair dryer when I could not reach housekeeping for an hour to get a hairdryer. GS told me they would take care of it. After another half hour I called GS again and was told housekeeping did not start till 5pm that day.  Had a charge on my visa for an excursion that got cancelled. GS could not remove it for me. breakfast food ie fried potatoes  were hollow in middle and could have been used as rocks. scrambled eggs were watery and over salted. bacon was drippy with grease and under or over cooked. Coffee was so strong you could not drink it. the lines for fresh custom food were so long you would have to wait till the next meal in line so was not a good option. People who did get to eat there were very happy with that food though.

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1enjoycruise
Second 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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