Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Awesome Trip

Sail Date: May 31, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

Very fun trip. The Carnival staff were so friendly and eager to make your stay enjoyable. Overall the trip was great and would recommend.

Don't forget to take your aloe with you, I forgot mine and a bottle in the gift shop set me back $14.95! They had a fair price on most merchandise but when it comes to things like sunscreen and over the counter medications...don't leave home without them or you will feel it in your wallet!

Pros: Carnival staff were so friendly and accommodating.

Cons: Cabin had stale smoke smell.

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Very good use of space in terms of storage. Shower was great with plenty of hot water. They provide body wash and shampoo. Converted king bed was very comfortable as well as pillows. Stateroom steward kept us supplied with towels, even though we hung ours for reuse, we would return to our cabin and find fresh towels. On the downside, we had a porthole view cabin in the front of the ship and it was very noisy when we returned to port to disembark so sleeping through the night was not an option even with earplugs, would definitely recommend a room more to the center of the ship. Also, our room had stale cigarette smoke smell. We mentioned this to the cleaning staff and they explained that the ship went to non-smoking cabins and that is leftover smell from that. I would definitely recommend taking some fabric spray or air freshener.
Children's Programs
Although my children are adults, it did seem like they had plenty for the kids to do.
Ship Quality
Staff were always cleaning, both in public areas as well as cabins. The decor is a bit dated but clean.
Food and Dining
We chose anytime dining and that was great. Wait times were minimal.
Punchline comics were very funny and the stage shows were very enjoyable, our favorite was "Extreme Country". Carnival had a good variety of entertainment and times to choose from.
Service and Staff
Stateroom steward and cleaning staff assigned to our cabin were phenomenal, so friendly ready to please. Our cabin was kept very clean and always had clean linens. Great attention to detail.

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