Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Reasonably priced but will not do again

Sail Date: August 29, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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

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.

Good for older people. The cruise needs more organization of sports activities.
Ship Quality
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...
Service and Staff
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.
Food and Dining
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.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
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.
Cozumel, Mexico
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.

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