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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 23, 2011
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Ship was old but had been renovated so most of it was really nice. Could tell age in cabin. Very clean.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food was average at best. We ate one night in dining room, and that food was much better.


3 out of 5
Lots of things for kids to do, not so many for adults.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Staff was less than friendly. The only people who chatted with us or acted like they were happy to be there were Trisha (trivia lady) and Brian (guitar man). Bartenders, wait staff and buffet servers/waiters were stone-faced, no conversation, few smiles. Helpful if we asked a question.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean, usual cruise ship decor, ship size great, not crowded

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Size and decor was as expected. Few amenities if any. Beds were awful -- very hard. We were all aching every morning. Our midship location was great. Shower ceiling was peeling -- not very inviting. Never any actual cold water in the bathroom sink, and "scalding" warning was ridiculous as never any real hot water in the shower.
3 out of 5
We stayed at the beach in town in front of Buddy's Restaurant & Bar. Beach was OK - lots of shells.
5 out of 5
Wonderful day at Nachi Cocom Beach Club (all-inclusive) -- NOT on ship excursion but should be. Beautiful beach, clear water, pretty pool, average Mexican food -- water activities and beach toys for rent. Everything in great condition. Staff was attentive, friendly, happy.
Don't Miss: Nachi Cocom Beach Club

Pros: 2 sea days

Cons: indifference of cruise staff

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

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