Overall, not a good cruiseline for seniors

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 26, 2018

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: U223

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall, I rate this cruise about a solid C. The pluses were the ports of call and the service of the staff. The minuses were the noise and lack of any suitable senior citizen entertainment offerings.


4 out of 5
OK--but there were no signs outside the boarding area advising you as to what to expect inside the boarding area.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only used main dining room--Food was excellant and the service was great!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
There were NOT shows offered every night! If you don't drink or gamble, you don't belong on a Carnival Cruise


2 out of 5
Way to LOUD, same type of show every night. We were spoiled by past experiences on other cruise lines

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
5 star service! Don't be fooled in to thinking that tips are included in your fare! I asked customer service what the ship gave the waiters and room stewards--it is slave labor-- we tipped well!!

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Older ship--layout is poor--the only decks that you can go from one end of the ship to the other end of the ship our the sleeping decks.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room was clean--Good thing that my wife and I are shinny. The bathroom is really small and tight.

Ship tip

If you are under age 50 it is OK--over 65--find a different cruise line.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Quickest disembarkation of any ship that we have been on. From stateroom, thru customs, into my car in 20 minutes.
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