Cruise to nowhere on a ship from hell

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 27, 2009
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Called after learning of "No travel except for emergency" alert. Was told I could not cancel trip without forfeting all money. Shortly after sailing all persons on board were told Mexican ports were closed. Were told there would be alternative stops. Those stops never happened. Spent entire 5 day vacation on ship circling in gulf.

Only consideration was the return of $40 port charge not used in Mexico. Called Cruise line after return. No one would address concerns.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dining room food was tolerable but not good. Buffets were intolerable.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Comedy not suitable for family entertainment.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dinning and housekeeping staff were pleasant and helpful.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Old, worn, and mismatched decore. Could feel floor in hallways "giving" when talking. improperly maintained ship--rust, dated.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
size ok--had handicapped accessible stateroom. Bed had body indentions and uncomfortable. Old and dated bathroom fixtures and missing or blackened grout on bathroom floor.
3 out of 5
Ship did not go to port as planned. Have been to Cozumel and found it to be a wonderful destination. Lots of things to do and see. Really missed this stop.

Pros: absolutely nothing. Poor food. Old, improperly maintained ship.

Cons: delayed departure. Ports in Mexico cancelled shortly after sailing. No alternative ports. Returned to Galveston a day early.

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

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