Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Great ship, great crew, great time!

Sail Date: May 29, 2016

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

We loved sailing on this smaller Carnival ship. There were more than enough amenities to enjoy, but much less of a crowd to wade through. The staff and crew onboard were really great - a very happy, eager to please group.  Myself and my two sons (4 and 10) enjoyed everything about the trip.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was nice, small as expected but the view was lovely.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Shows were kind of blah - entertainers very talented, just not a great show to show them off.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Carnival's menu could use some updating (mainly the same as 2001 and onward), but the food quality is good and abundant.
Charleston, South Carolina
Grand Turk Island
Beautiful beach and pool FREE and right off the ship. Loved this port!
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Drink machines not working for better part of lunch - this was not great considering the heat. Lovely playground for the kids. Water was gorgeous.
Nassau, Bahamas
Do an excursion here! Not much to walk and see unless you are into crowds and overprices souvies.


Drink package is really hard to make good use of. The $50 per drink max is a joke - you can't get doubles, so the most you can really spend on one drink is in the $12 range. You have to drink morning to night. Still nice to not think about how much you are spending though.

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