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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean


Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2013
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Smaller-has been updated. Difficult to navigate between some decks. As stated\, pool was a major disappointment.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Smaller than anticipated and very little drawer space. Bed was very comfortable. Steward (Leonard) was very friendly & helpful.

Pros: Staff was wonderful overall..

Cons: Being asked repeatedly if I wanted a drink

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

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