My first cruise was my high school graduation gift. I went with one other friend and we were both 18 at the time. The embarkation was very smooth and simple. Two young girls can easily be led astray in situations like these. However, we both found the personnel and the instructions given to us were concise and extremely helpful. Once aboard the ship, we were highly impressed. Our cabin was an "inside" one and we had no complaints about it. Our luggage was promptly delivered to our door and the personnel made it known to us they were easily accessible should any problems arise.The food and food service deserve 5 stars alone! Between the buffets, dining room and room service, there was constantly an impeccable assortment of food. We had the early seating for dinner, which would be the only thing we would change for next time (to the later seating) so we had more time in the sun.The entertainment was endless and always exciting. There is a form of entertainment for every age group, including the dinner itself. We never had a dull moment while we were aboard the Ecstasy! We have just rebooked another trip, 8 years later, and have recommended Carnival to numerous people along the way. This was by far, the most all-inclusive, exciting vacation either one of us had ever been on! Well worth every penny spent!
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