Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

OK--weather did not help..

Sail Date: November 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Ship is older & smaller than average. First cruise-learning experience. Great staff-other things were mediocre. Pool was very undersized for number of people on ship. Kept clean & was cleaned all the time.

Pros: Staff was wonderful overall..

Cons: Being asked repeatedly if I wanted a drink

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

Ship Quality
Smaller-has been updated. Difficult to navigate between some decks. As stated\, pool was a major disappointment.
Food and Dining
Some food was great-other items were ok. Short wait for table on some nights. Seating was not great--we wanted a table for 2 and first 3 time in dining room ended up on a banquette next to kitchen door or waiter station in dining room. And\, entire run was nearly empty but seated right next to occupied table. Even when we asked for a better table\, still ended up in same area. Wait staff was very friendly & suggestions were helpful.
Cabin / Stateroom
Smaller than anticipated and very little drawer space. Bed was very comfortable. Steward (Leonard) was very friendly & helpful.
Service and Staff
Best part of ship. Only less than stellar member was the pizza server. Cruise director was a bit odd--but younger set may have enjoyed him more.
Shows were good-not Broadway but enjoyable. Comedian was vey good--went to two of his shows. Day at sea was miserable weather--55 mph wind and rain. Very little to do during the day that did not involve alcoholic beverages! No backup plan when staying out on deck was no longer an option.

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