Reasonably priced but will not do again

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
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Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 29, 2011

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

Too much smoking on ship, very dirty windows, mediocre food, lack of sports activities, very old ship, some non-working elevators,

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food is not bad but it more about quantity than quality. There are very few options for healthy food. The Mongolian food is absolutely inedible.


1 out of 5
Good for older people. The cruise needs more organization of sports activities.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some of the staff are fantastic. However, there are too many that just don't care and they are in roles that require a great deal of interaction with the public. There needs to be better training of the employees. I personally think that Carnival should follow Club Med's model.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is not well cleaned. if you have an ocean view room, they do not clean the windows even before taking off. I had an extremely dirty window and they would not even clean it at any of the ports. The bathrooms are not clean at all, the stairwell smells of vomit, etc...

Ports Of Call

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
With more time, Cozumel is a great place to stop. We did the mini-sub tour that was not booked through Carnival. It was a highlight of our trip but they need to go to an area with more to see.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

1 out of 5
We did the Cenote and Bike Ride. The bike ride was simple but fun. People were very nice but the cenotes are absolutely non-representative of good cenotes in the area. We have been to many before and these two were bad.
Don't Miss: Nothing. This location is not a desirable place to stop.

Pros: Most people were very nice

Cons: Too much smoking on ship, very dirty windows, mediocre food, lack of sports activities, very old ship

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

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