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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 19, 2015
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The cruise ship is certainly dated and the food was mediocre at best. The cruise employees are constantly trying to sell you one thing or another...jewelry, photos, watches, bingo cards, drinks, $40 concert tickets, art, etc. The ship wasn't able to pull into port in Key West due to bad weather, so we spent an extra full day stuck on the boat.  They didn't have many activities/entertainment to tide people over, so they end up just doing repeat comedy shows and musical acts.  We ended up staying in Mexico longer to make up for not making it to Key West. Being able to leave the ship and sight see around Mexico was probably the best part of the entire cruise trip.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Lots of food options, but quality & taste was rather low.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Most of the time they were just trying to sell you stuff.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The comedy shows & some of the music acts were decent, but not much else to do.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Formal dining staff was awesome! Buffet dining staff were rather rude most of the time and constantly closing food service areas early.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Extremely dated

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ship wasn't able to pull into port.
5 out of 5
Spend the $30 to rent a scooter and drive around to any of the resorts on the island.
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