First timers fabulous fun cruise

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 22, 2010
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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!


3 out of 5
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!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Well prepared and adequate supervision.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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!
5 out of 5
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
1 out of 5
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!!

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

Cons: Souvenir photo's tooooo expensive!

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

Was this review helpful? 1

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top