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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 21, 2015
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E39
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Pluses: The ship, the staterooms, the staff, good value for the price

Minus: The food, staged shows, constantly being up-sold drinks, photos, and shore excursions.


I had a fine time on this vacation - with the goal of quality time with my 18 and 22 year-old daughters.  We had a nice room on the boat (for not a lot of money), the out door area were a great way to spend the day just relaxing and the destinations were fine.  This is what I wanted and this is what I got.  


However if you want fine dining, luxury, and top of the line entertainment, look else where.  In the main dining hall there was a decent variety of choices but the portions were small and average.  My shrimp cocktail had 6 small shrimp (just above salad size) and the entrees were no larger than the appetizers plates.  The pasta I had had a grainy taste to it and the sauce was bland.  Although the drinks were fairly priced, they were watered down. I will give props to the chicken fingers at the casual dining area.  Some of the best I had.


The staff was attentive, service was good, and everything was clean and neat.


As I said the 4 stars for a basic family cruise that allows for time spent together on the ocean.  


Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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