Nice for 1st time cruisers

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
4 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 24, 2014
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We had a great time. The staff was very friendly and always smiling. We booked through at the very last minute. 

Kids had a good time at Circle C and Club O2. We had good quiet time together as a couple.

Had an issue with the safe. After 3-4 crew members checked it, finally had a maintenance guy come to change the door. We had to stay in the room for almost an hour until it was resolved.

The bathroom would flood when any of us took a shower but the housekeeping staff would clean and dry it. Made the beds twice a day. They were excellent in their service.

Our bag missed a wheel on embarkation. Now have to fix it and hope we get reimbursed once we send in the receipts. :<

Enjoyed dining at Wind Star. Need more options for vegetarians such as Thai/Indian/Vietnamese/Japanese cuisine. 

Pool was small but our kids enjoyed the water slides.

Entertainment was ok. Did not care for Hasbro shows. One child enjoyed Towel Animals demo & show.

At the Fitness center, the Pilates instructor always ran me off as he had some consultation going on. Not very pleasant. The Yoga mat was worn out and not so clean. The machines, sauna & steam room are nice.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We talked quite a lot with the staff. Always respectful and friendly. Awanish, Suresh, Raj, I Kedong, Chonchita, Kalpesh, and others were great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great value for the price. Bertel was always smiling. Staff kept it clean.

Ship Tip

We had a great attitude so it was easy to have fun, relax and enjoy. There were people who would cut lines, and expect to be served on hand & foot all the time. Did not let us be bothered by them.
The ship is great for first time cruisers, for families and kids. The bathrooms needs to be updated

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