Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

A "So, So" Cruise

Sail Date: January 17, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The staff is very hard working and ready to help at every turn. When checking in I saw many people carrying cases of water. When I found out how much they were charging for water on the ship I understood why. Every time you buy a drink the price is 500 percent above normal and a 15 percent "tip" is applied to every purchase. When trying to enjoy the hot tub it was full of teens. Never did get to enjoy the much talked about water slide. Again, kids. Have been on a Carnival cruise once before and it seems they are trying to cut corners a bit to save money. Overall I think I have done my last cruise with Carnival

Pros: On the second night out they presented a stage show that was very good.

Cons: Prices of water and drinks were in the "gouging" range and gratituties were applied at every purchase.

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

Ship Quality
Hard working crew. My hat is off to their efforts.
Food and Dining
Main dining room is Excellent. Other lines average. Main dining room staff are Excellent.
Cabin / Stateroom
Tight quarters.
Get tired of bingo.
Service and Staff
Hard working and always smiling.
Cozumel, Mexico
Plan to fly down and spend a couple weeks there.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Not much to see.

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