Why did I wait so long?
Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
I had been putting off cruises for years because I didn't think I would enjoy them. Finally, I booked a cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. We splurged on a balcony room which my wife loved and it gave us a private retreat when we wanted to get away from the crowds.
Without a doubt, the Chef's Table was the highlight of the trip, but all of the service was stellar. Yes, the ship is old and shows some wear, and the food at the "mass production" restaurants is akin to fast food on land, but overall, the cruise exceeded my expectations and the servers and cabin steward and cooks were exceptional.
Special kudos to our dinner service team in the Wind Star dining room (Elena, Luke and Hla Thu), to Chef Gabriel who hosted our chef's table, and to Eddy and Aliksandra who served us at the chef's table and made our day several other times during the cruise.
You all were GREAT!
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Cabin / Stateroom
Bring an insulated coffee mug with you. There are no large drink cups on the ship and the little coffee cups didn't keep the coffee warm for long in the early morning February air. The ship shows its age in some areas, but most of the common areas were upgraded and well maintained.