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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

4 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2018

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: M223

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were a group of 6 females all in our 40's...for 2 in our group it was there first cruise experience and they said it would be there last. Overall, we had a blast but between the poor food and the extreme rocking of the ship due to severe winds it left a bad taste in there mouth! Until smoking is removed from being allowed inside the ship, we will not be on another cruise. There is absolutely no reason that someone can not step outside to smoke!


5 out of 5
Embarkation was less than 20 minutes as we were the first ones in line

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I have been on numerous cruises and this was the worst experience we have ever had with food quality. Nothing tasted like it was cooked fresh...tasted like it had just come out of a can or box. We had a lot of leftovers every night that they just made into other dishes and you could tell it. On the buffet, the food was dry and cold every day that we ate in there.

Wind Star Dining Room

5 out of 5

Aside from the food being horrible, we absolutely loved our Head Waiter, Hamed!!! He was wonderful and full of personality!

Stripes Dance Club

5 out of 5

We spent 3 nights in here and we had a blast...the DJ played music from the 7o's, 80's and 90's.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We went to the show one night in the Blue Sapphire and it was wonderful. The winds were so bad that a lot of things were closed or cancelled outside.

Crystal Palace Casino

1 out of 5

We couldn't enjoy the Casino because I have respiratory issues and the smoke was horrible! Really wish they would not allow smoking in the inside areas! I heard a lot of people state they couldn't enjoy the City Lights area for that reason!


5 out of 5
All of the entertainers were part of the cruise! The Cruise Director, Brittany, was one of the best in all the ships I have been on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our Waiter and Cabin Steward were outstanding!!!! The only people that were rude to us on the ship were the ship photographers!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Beds were comfortable..only complaint was one outlet to use for 3 females in the cabin. We had to request a surge protector because we had CPAP machine and some other medical equipment that had to be plugged in.

Ship tip

Don't go with high expectations on this ship unfortunately!

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Aside from the fact that it poured down rain the whole time we were there, Nassau has very friendly people!


5 out of 5
Off the ship within 15 minutes!
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