Just ok - not great - far from excellent

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: August 20, 2016
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E55
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was my fifth Carnival cruise. In this cruise food was just ok. The room was cleaned once every day, as opposed to all the time in other cruises. Towels were old and stained. The shows were very simple, lack of creativity. Looks like Carnival is having some budget issues and the overall quality has been impacted. Despite the service quality was lower than other cruises the gratuities were the same. The ship was old and looked old, poor maintenance. The port experience was terrible, unorganized, we wasted a lot of time in the parking lot, stopping in three different control points that don't control anything. I wouldn't use that port again and I'm seriously considering switching to another cruise line.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was ok, simple. I asked for soup couple of times, they tasted like straight from the can, couldn't eat them. First time in a cruise we returned food because it wasn't good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
The night shows were simple. Lack of creativity. Worst night shows I've seen in a cruise.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My sons went to Circle C. They didn't complain.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I had to put a complaint because one of the waiters treated my son disrespectfully during dinner. He never apologized, but he changed his attitude the other days.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship needs maintenance. It looks old.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was ok. Everything was old, but clean.
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