February 2015 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Bahamas
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.