Not what I expected

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 18, 2016
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E125
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I was very underwhelmed by the cruise. I was continuously told that it's luxurious, you can't feel the boat move, there is so much to do, the food is on. Our room was dirty upon arrival and had to be recleaned and needed new linens. Our food every day at every place we ate was comparable to mass cafeteria food. While there were a couple good people on the cruise line, I Gusti was amazing, as well as Sayad at atrium bar, the rest of the service was without a smile, if you even got friendly eye contact, the language barrier with most people was unmanageable, and there isn't very quick service anywhere. I understand the weather is uncontrollable but the activities inside were not attractive enough to occupy our time. Everywhere there is to drink is tacky, loud, flashy, dated bar. No quiet lounge to relax. I will not cruise again with carnival, perhaps not at all. 

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
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