November 2015 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western
I chose to go during the week of Thanksgiving so the ship had over 700 children under the age of 12 (not good planning on my part). They had 2 adult hot tubs secluded at the back of the ship but no adult pool. I didn't find the adult hot tubs until the 2nd or 3rd day. A little guidance would have been nice for 1st timers. The 1st day on the ship I had to ask for an itinerary of what was happening on the ship. It would have been nice to have it in my room or handed to me when boarding the ship. Some of the entertainment was cheesy and some of it was good, but you get what you pay for. I found myself bored at times and heard others saying the same thing. I suspect they want you to be bored at times so you spend money in their shops and in their casino. Food was alright but nothing to write home about. A little more organization from the entertainment crew might help make the cruise more pleasurable. I'm not sold on a 2nd cruise yet, but may try another to see if it's better. At this point I prefer all inclusive resorts over going on a cruise.