Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Cruise to nowhere on a ship from hell

Sail Date: April 27, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

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.

Comedy not suitable for family entertainment.
Ship Quality
Old, worn, and mismatched decore. Could feel floor in hallways "giving" when talking. improperly maintained ship--rust, dated.
Food and Dining
Dining room food was tolerable but not good. Buffets were intolerable.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Service and Staff
Dinning and housekeeping staff were pleasant and helpful.
Cozumel, Mexico
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.

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