Good but not a "fun" ship

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: January 07, 2012
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Every day the ship put out a "news paper" of sorts of the following days activities, food, etc....great idea but SO much of it had the wrong times, little info, etc...There were times we would look at the pictures taken the day before only to find out then that activities had been held. One night there was a dance party on deck. In the news flier it was listed as starting at 11:00 two times and at 10:00 once. Everyone we talked to planned on going up at 11:00. we arrived at 11:05 and it was almost over. It had started at 10:00. Huge disappointment. I don't know that we'll ever go with Carnival again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
I expected more activities, especially at night. The two dance shows had strange themes that at times had good music and dancing and at others were really lacking. The cruise director, Steve, is an awesome fiddler!!!! There was a band playing called "Coopers Run" ....they were horrible.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
I was very disappointed in the amount of family related night time activities. Many families were up on deck after dinner trying to find something to do. We didn't want to unload our kids in Camp Carnival. A family movie one night, bingo games with ships t-shirts, magnets, etc...would have been perfect. A family night or two of dance music inside one of the lounges would've been great! Kids love to dance AND it tires them out. Almost every night we were in our rooms watching stupid tv from 7:00 on. That was discouraging for all of us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Ports of call, food, hospitality

Cons: Nothing to do most nights

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

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