Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Carnival Ecstasy May 2013

Sail Date: May 16, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

Pleasantly surprised. Great choice since my young grandchildren were with us. However, the pool area was usually packed with lots of young, drunk adults having too much fun (that small children should not be around). The ship was much cleaner than I expected - the crew was constantly cleaning something, Food was good but not great. Our extended balcony grand suite was the bomb! Much larger than we expected. We had the gate between our staterooms opened so it seemed even bigger. Loved the picture opportunities on deck everyday. The prices however are unreasonable. The walls were full of unsold pictures. They could sell so many more if they would lower the price. I would have bought almost every picture had they been priced lower. The grandchildren loved the Water Works deck. We spent most of our onboard time in that facility. Serenity pool and the regular pool was just way to crowded to enjoy. The beach at Nassau was nice but the folks selling chairs, umbrellas, water sport activities, braiding, etc. were more than annoying. They would not take NO for an answer and kept bothering us to the point that we left. Half Moon Cay was a paradise. No vendors, beautiful scenery and the water was to die for. I could have stayed there forever. Tender process was quick and easy. The food choices were good. Most meals were good but I've had much better on other cruise lines. All in all, it was a good cruise as it allowed my family to spend some fun time together.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Lots of storage space; walk in closet
Service and Staff
Our room was always clean but hardly ever saw our attendant.
Singer/dancer shows were so-so. Other shows including the comedy shows were much better.
Children's Programs
Grandchildren loved camp carnival the few times they attended.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions Half Moon Cay was the best!
Port Canaveral, Florida Live close by so didn't visit the area.
Nassau, Bahamas
For the beach area, wear sunglasses and pretend to be asleep to avoid vendors. lol Atlantis is beautiful but pricey. Beautiful casino but slots were tight.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Excellent port. Ship activities are located in the middle. We stayed near the entrance. It was just beautiful.


Good Eats is a good choice for late night munching. Room service choices are also very good.

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