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best time ever!!

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What people said about this ship:

"...ships at the start of the buffet lines and entrance to dining room making everyone use the hand sanatizer before..." in 113 reviews.

"This was our third Carnival cruise." in 50 reviews.

"The staff in the dining rooms and room stewards were excellent and had great attitudes." in 26 reviews.



Carnival Ecstasy departs from:

Miami, Florida

Carnival Ecstasy sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Western

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jcfm
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best time ever!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Apr 17, 2015

Had the time of our life!! Food was great and husband and i are very fit athletic people who don't eat any junk food or drink alcohol and this cruise had everything we could of ever imagined!! i usually rate food by the type of lettuce served at lunch and dinner and if it's head lettuce i rate a F! this was spring mix ,romaine and other greens!!and veggies where fresh and crisp!! workout center was just enough to get the job done on a 3 night vacation!! way to go carnival ecstasy!!

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abp1625
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CARNIVAL ECSTASY NEEDSSSS MORE AND WAYYYYY BETTER ENTERTAINMENT!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Apr 17, 2015

The cruise was great and I loved the fact that all the crew members that will pass by you, will smile and say Hello. I loved dinner time when my husband and I received a cake that read "happy honeymoon" and the waiter and waitress sang for us. The only thing i continue to criticize is the entertainment. The singer with the guitar was soooo boring!!!! He sang by the pool slow songs that were making everyone to fall asleep. The other group of guys were also not cheering at all... the entertainment really needs to improve!! More live music at the pool, calipso music or a metal drums band. Dancers, Bahamian carnival dress up people!!! Come on! We go cruising to the bahams to have fun, not to just eat and fall asleep by the pool. better entertainment!!

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Honeymoon time!!!

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

The cruise was a good time but I did have a few complaints. While most of the staff were friendly, there were some that were pretty rude. For example, I was trying to get breakfast and just as I was reaching for the spoon to dip my scrambled eggs a member of the staff stepped in front of me, slapped a buffet closed sign down and told me I had to go outside to get my breakfast. I was literally reaching for the spoon and all the food was still out and he refused to allow me to make my plate and was quite rude about it. There were several instances were the wait staff would just ignore you while trying to get their attention. During one of the comedy shows I had to get up in the middle of the show and walk to the bar to order a drink because the server just walked by and ignored my efforts to gain his attention at least 4 times.

The pool on the ship is very small and always crowded as there is only the one pool for so many guests.

The food was okay, but the coffee was horrible and the deserts were basically tasteless.

I was not given correct information on how my accounts would be billed and then they tried to charge me for two towels they said had been checked out on the Lido deck and never returned. They eventually got it straightened out and removed the charges but it took my time and some aggravation. Be sure to check your bill at the end of the cruise.

The next time I book a cruise I will book another cruise line or a different ship.

 

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

Food was the best I've had on a cruise. the staff was very attentive,I finally  found a cruise that gave me coffee with my dessert. thumb's up to carnival.

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melanieb539
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Awesome experience!

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

I had a wonderful time on board the Ecstacy. There was always something to do or you could just lounge around the pool. The boat was very clean and well kept the entire cruise. The food was good and fresh.

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copdmp
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long lines

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Apr 10, 2015

There was long lines during all the food times, with long waits. Every time I used my aboard  card Carnival put a hold on various amounts on my credit card. At the end of the cruise there was 5 holds on my card and the Carnival billed my card the entire amount for all my on board purchases. However the 5 holds was still on the card and caused my account to be destroyed. Currently I am still waiting for the holds to be removed even after calling Carnival and requesting them to release the holds on my credit card which they was suppose to fax the Bank the request. This was my first experience on a cruise and with my family and it was horrible. Additionally Carnival refused to reduce the price of my cruise even though I had guaranteed pricing there was always several excused and tricks why I was not entitled to the lower price.

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jmjtrs
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first-time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Apr 10, 2015

This was the first time I was on a cruise ship out side of the Navy and it was great seeing how my friends was there to celebrate a birthday. I enjoy it and will take another one soon.

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Carnival Ecstasy

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

Overall a good cruise. This was my first one. Only issue some was with the pool. It is very small and always crowded as well as the hot tubs. Would not want to get in them with so many people on the ship. Service was great and professional especially at dinner and with the rooms.

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copelade
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Overall Great Experience / Excellent Staff

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

I can't say enough about the level of service of the Carnival staff on this ship (especially our room steward, Sandi).  Upon departing Key West my 5-year old had a bout of seasickness that caused him to lose his lunch (literally) all over one of the ship's lounges.  The staff reacted promptly and made what could have been a really embarrassing situation less so.  Our room steward (Sandi) was one of the most friendly and engaging individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting.  He went above and beyond several times during the cruise including replacing the stateroom towels and cleaning the stateroom bathroom for a second time in one afternoon after my son had another episode.  He did this the whole time with a smile on his face and a sense of genuine concern for my family and their well-being, even to the point of making an impromptu visit later that evening to see how my little one was feeling.  All-in-all, our experience was great and both of my young children (ages 5 and 6) were sad to have to debark the ship when we arrived back in MIami.  My 6-year old even commented that this vacation ranked right up there with a trip we took roughly a year and a half ago to Atlantis (Bahamas) which up until this time had been his all time favorite (he talks about it almost weekly).  As a first time cruiser I wasn't sure what to expect but Carnival and its staff won me over and I anticipate that my family and I will be cruising again in the not to distant future.

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Carnival Ectasy

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

Very subpar.  If you are looking to relax at all near the pool - forget it.  This was probably one of my worst experience cruising.  For the life of me I cannot understand why they don't make one of the two pools "adults only", or have a designated "adults only" time for enjoying the pool.  The kids were out of control and made it a very negative experience.

 

The buffets are also a challenge.  It took 15 minutes each day to get a hamburger.  There were some plus on the trip as well (comedy show was good, formal dinners were nice, etc.) - but the negatives overshadowed the positives.  I will not be cruising with Carnival again....

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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.

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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