First time cruiser
Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: May 21, 2012
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryThis being my first cruise with my wife, we were just looking to enjoy the cruising experience and relax. The crew members made the trip much more enjoyable. They all learned your names within a day or so and tried to make sure all of your needs were met. Our servers and head server at dinner is what made the experience so much more enjoyable. I would say overall this cruise is a good first time cruise.
There are some things that I did not like and that was the constant bombardment of the ship photographers asking you to take the most ridiculous pictures. I ended up buying one because it turned out to be a nice picture but once you are asked dozens of times every night to have your picture taken, it gets old. There was also, only one pool and it wasn't very large either. There was a whole water slide area that was fun but I wish there had been at least two pools. Finally, the ports were either awesome or totally bad. Half Moon Cay is amazing. Nassau was okay but is pretty much slums (maybe this is how most islands are). Freeport seemed like it was a port they use to perform maintenance on the boat and just so happens to also have some beaches. Even some of the crew commented on how they do not know why we would really even stop at Freeport.
All in all, it was a good cruise, and I would highly recommend the carnival cruise as a first time cruise. Another strong recommendation is to get a balcony. It is worth the extra money.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Excellent service from Crew, Good Food, Nice Amenities
Cons: One Pool, Photographers, Ports