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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: February 18, 2012
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was okay for its age but the kids didn't like the pool or water park areas. Their smoking/non-smoking areas are senseless. We could not get away from the smoke and if you ever wanted to refill your drink, standing in the smokers area was the only option. In our cabin, it was hard to get to sleep until all shows and events in the forward section were done because sound traveled so much that it was loud in our cabin.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Many dishes overcooked. Chicken was always dry. The buffet food was actually better than the dining room food. Great fruit, good fries and grill food but rest of the food was just average.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Entertainment was basic and nearly amateur level. Comedy act was good but repeated same material every night. Other shows were not that good.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff was nice enough but never went above and beyond. I've been on other cruises where you are treated like somebody special and they staff really was personable and connected with you. Not on Carnival...they just did their function (e.g. serve food, drinks, etc)

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Miniature golf area is beat-up. Ice cream spill in ping/pong area never cleaned up even after we reported it. Railings on spiral stairs were sticky and disgusting.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The stateroom was nice, spacious but not very quiet. When you went back to your room to rest, you couldn't until the everybody else was done partying because it was noisy.

Pros: Weather and Private Island

Cons: Secondhand smoke everywhere! Food below par! Loud in our cabin

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

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