Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

A Nice Vacation

Sail Date: June 09, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and wanted to do something special and this seemed like a perfect fit. Overall we had a great time. We loved the different ports, the buffet, and the amazing staff on the boat. The process to get on the boat was very easy, we got our bags a couple hours after boarding. The cruise was very relaxing and we felt like we just kept eating (because we did!)

Pros: Loved the food, Nassua

Cons: Freeport, Small pool

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food was just ok. We are not picky eaters and love our fast food so we are not hard to please. We had a better experience with the buffet than with the sit down dinners. We chose the dine anytime option but waited at least 15- 20 mins to be seated. Once you sat down the room was always freezing and you waited a really long time to get your food. We usually alotted 2 1/2 hrs if we chose the sit down dining room. If you were drinking anything but water you hardly ever got a refill. The buffet was usually the same thing and you did not have to wait.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was just fine for the 2 of us. The bathroom was pretty small but you had room by the bed to get ready with a big mirror and bench. The bed was pretty comfortable but the halls were very noisy and sleep was hard to come by 3am-7am were promising hours for peaceful sleep.
We tried to go to most of the shows but found out if you wanted to get to sleep at a decent hour that there was not much to choose from. Alot of the shows started at 7pm which we always missed because it took so long to eat dinner or 10-12pm which was to late for us if we wanted to enjoy the next day.
Ship Quality
The ship was perfect for first time cruisers. It did have an old feeling to it. It was very clean and you could always spot a staff member cleaning something all the time. Once you walk around the boat one time you get a pretty good feeling where everything is.
Service and Staff
We loved the staff. The housekeepers were so friendly and everyone else would go out of their way to say hello.

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