Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Good cruise for a cheap vacation

Sail Date: May 05, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The Carnival Ecstasy is a nice ship but there was only 1 small pool and it was crowded 24/7. The food for lunch was pretty bad but the dinners were pretty good. I do wish there was more to do on the ship such as a rock wall, bowling alley, more pools, etc. For a inexpensive vacation, this was a good option. However, I will probably not choose Carnival again. I feel the other cruise lines such as Princess and Carnival can offer more, are nicer, and would be worth the money. 

Ship Quality
The ship was nice and always clean.
Food and Dining
The lunch options were never good. Dinner was pretty good.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was always clean and the bed was fairly comfortable.
Service and Staff
The staff was very friendly.
I do wish there were more activities and events on the ship, but what we did/saw was somewhat entertaining.
Children's Programs
I didn't do any of these.
Onboard Activities
I wish the onboard activities were better.
Destinations and Excursions
We didn't have that much time at each port so that was the major downside.
Miami, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Did a very cool but long excursion. Wish we had more time to explore Cozumel
Key West, Florida
Due to long immigration lines on the ship, we didn't have as much time in Key West as we would have hoped. But we toured the island, had lunch, and went to a small beach. It was nice.


The Serenity area for adults-only was the best place to go for a quite, relaxing time. The main pool area was always very crowded and loud.

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