An okay first cruise

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 09, 2011
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This is definitely the low end of the stick as far as cruises are concerned. It is for party-goers, which I am not, so I found it difficult to relax and find things that I enjoyed. I learned a lot. I wanted less activity and a more elegant atmosphere, so I will be choosing a different ship/cruise line next time.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We had a couple of really good meals, but most were average. They needed nice music during the meals.


1 out of 5
The dancing/singing team was not impressive, nor were the comedians. And out of all the live bands there, only one had any talent.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
There were a few excellent staff, while some needed to improve their English. Aaron from Nepal was an amazing waiter!! But others made us feel like we were a bother if we requested certain things.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It took a while to get to know the ship. I wish the decks weren't so crowded with chairs and that there weren't bars around every corner.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I liked that every time we came back to our room it had been cleaned. Sometimes there were cute animals made out of towels.
3 out of 5
We only got off for a couple of hours in Progreso and walked on the beach. We walked far enough to get away from the party crowd, and it was pretty nice and quiet.
5 out of 5
We did our dolphin swim excursion and lunch at a place on the beach called Dolphinarius. The facility and staff were top notch, and the dolphin swim experience was amazing! The only regret I had about our visit to Cozumel was that it wasn't long enough, so we weren't able to visit the other side of the island which had the nicer beaches.
Don't Miss: The Dolphins Swim excursion

Pros: Cozumel/Dolphin shore excursion

Cons: The party atmosphere.

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

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