A "So, So" Cruise

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 17, 2011
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room is Excellent. Other lines average. Main dining room staff are Excellent.


3 out of 5
Get tired of bingo.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Hard working and always smiling.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Hard working crew. My hat is off to their efforts.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Tight quarters.
3 out of 5
Plan to fly down and spend a couple weeks there.
1 out of 5
Not much to see.

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!

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