Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

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4 out of 5

First timers fabulous fun cruise

Sail Date: November 22, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

We were impressed with the cleanliness and size of the cabin. The crew were friendly and helpful and enjoyed interacting with the passengers. The food was excellent - good variety and fresh. Entertainment was varied, although I believe the O2 Club should be allowed access to the Stripes disco! The Marriage / Love show is a must, the Cabaret entertaining and Bingo good fun with great prizes! Overall a wonderful experience for first-time cruisers!!

Pros: Plenty of entertainment; good food; friendly crew; fun atmosphere

Cons: Souvenir photo's tooooo expensive!

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

Entertainment
We enjoyed the Cabaret shows. Bingo was fun with great prizes. It was a pity the teenagers in Club O2 were not given the opportunity to make use of Stripes from 9pm-11pm ... it was mostly empty at that time and they all wanted to dance!
Ship Quality
Spotless
Food and Dining
Food quality excellent in Restaurant - more variety needed in daily Buffet. We ate at the late sitting - it was perfect. However some families were not seated at the same tables - this needs to be resolved! We swapped dinner tables twice to allow for family eating together!
Cabin / Stateroom
2 adults and 2 teenagers in an inside stateroom - we managed admirably although next time we will go for an oceanview stateroom with a window! Room was very clean and cabin crew outstanding!
Service and Staff
Our Cabin attendant responded to a blocked shower drain immediately and we had no further problems. Security assisted us in the retrieval of a 'missing' shopping bag - very professional and understanding.
Children's Programs
Well prepared and adequate supervision.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Not much to see in Progresso. We walked through the market and spent time on the beach. Water sports were reasonable but the beach was dirty and the water murky! We didnt eat anything - it all looked a little dodgy!!
Don't Miss: Can't comment we didnt find it!!
Cozumel, Mexico
We spent the day at Chankanaab Dolphin Discovery. It was awesome - my girls swam with the dolphins - make sure you book the Royal Swim for extra special activities with the dolphin. We snorkelled off the beach. Food average, drinks reasonable. Lots to see and do, but we just took time to enjoy the beautiful clear water and white sand.
Don't Miss: Royal Dolphin Swim


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