Not that great... would not recommend

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2014
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This is my second time going on a 4-day cruise. I went on the Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas before.

This ship's decor needs updating. The wear and tear on the ship is obvious but facilities on the ship are always kept clean so I can ignore the fact that the ship is older.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Surprisingly good! I thought it was better than Royal Caribbean's. I enjoyed my first dinner with pork chop and a duck appetizer. The melting chocolate cake is a must-try! We frequented the buffet breakfast and we enjoyed the scrambled eggs. My husband loved the omelette\, much better though when prepared by Carlito! I didn't like the lunch buffet options so I always went to the Pizza or Deli areas. Pizzas were good--thin crust. I liked the margherita especially. From the deli\, I would just ask for smoked salmon w/o the bagel and some arugula and tomatoes.


1 out of 5
We enjoyed the comedy show with Chris Wiles and Jorge Solano. They were a hoot but be forewarned it's for adults only comedy.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
We experienced slow service a couple of times--during our first dinner\, at the comedy hour. The employees didn't seem friendly either\, unlike at Royal Caribbean.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had the oceanview room and it was bigger than I anticipated. I liked our room. Having a window helped to know what the weather outside was like. (Unfortunately parts of our trip were windy and cloudy.)

Pros: Good food\, spacious cabins (oceanview room)\, adult-only lounge area

Cons: Staff weren't as friendly\, tacky decor\, small pool

Recommends Carnival Ecstasy? No.

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