A Little Disappointed

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 69

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Carnival Ecstasy

4 Night Western Caribbean With Carnival Live (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 16, 2014

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

 really love Carnival.  But this 5 day Western Caribbean Live cruise out of Miami was not the best.  I read some bad reviews but booked anyway because I wanted to see Jennifer Hudson.

Cabin - I had a Grand Suite and it was smaller than the Ocean Suite on the Valor.  Everything felt really dated and small.  Nothing was fancy. .  The cabin was not designed very well.  There were huge columns dividing the room that made moving around awkward and limited.  The shower/bathtub was so high that I had to help my mother in and out of the shower everyday so she wouldn't fall.

Dining Room - Service was not good.  It took too long to bring out the food.  One night I didn't like my meal and ordered a different dish and it never came.  I didn't understand why the dining room they put us in was so far away from our cabin.  We got lost every night. 

Activities - boring and nothing to do.  ( I don't gamble or drink)

Excursions - Cozumel- we went to a man made fake Mayan village.  Key West - rained but we stopped in Kermit's Key Lime pie shop.  I enjoyed meeting Kermit and the pie was delicious.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was ok

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Once again there was nothing to do!


1 out of 5
Nothing to do!

Children's Programs

I don't know

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Jennifer Hudson was amazing! Other than that nothing

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship looks and feels old, small, and very dated

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
I had a Grand Suite and it was nothing like the Grand Suite we had on the Valor

Ship tip

Here's a tip for the Carnival Live Concert- You don't really need to pay for the expensive VIP seats. If you are willing to stand in line you can get the same great seats. There were people with VIP seats sitting right next to me! The ship's theater is small and every seat is good

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Key West, Florida

1 out of 5
It rained the whole day. Not Carnival's fault

Carnival Live Concert

5 out of 5
I did enjoy Jennifer Hudson. Don't pay for the VIP. If you are willing to stand in line you can get the same great seats.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
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