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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 20, 2018

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a blast. Drinks were awesome. Staff was mostly nice and helpful. Dance club was a lot of fun. It got really crowded later in the cruise so I recommend it the first night if you're not shy to get out there and dancing! You can smoke in this club. Drinks are generously made in that bar. After all the negative reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved cruising (except for last day going into a storm; rocking back and forth). The allergic reaction in the cabin really sucked but we didn't spend much time in there anyway. We weren't able to do everything (see all the shows, etc.). In general, most folks were super nice on this ship. Toward the end you could see people's manners starting to leave them. Lots of party atmosphere. Lots of places to get away and just relax if you need a break from it.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Stripes Dance Club

5 out of 5

Fun, fun, fun. Dance all night! Strong drinks.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Resort Style Pool

4 out of 5

Clean and well-kept. Small ish when everyone is on deck. Great to sit by even if full. Handful of people in pool on port day.


5 out of 5

The Explorer's Club Library

5 out of 5

Loved this room. Spent time here on last sea day as the ship was rocking to and fro. The constellation lights and huge globe are my faves.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
cabin #m49 not listed here; we crammed 4 adult fems in here so it was full but we managed just fine. Bed were comfy; watch your head if you are on the lower bed tho; not much clearance. Had terrible allergy reaction to the cabin. Not sure if it was filter, mold, mildew (never smelled anything) but 2 of us were overtaken with respiratory issues when in the cabin.

Ship tip

Check out the walkway on the port side of ship; had lunch out there sans table one day with a view of Nassau. Nice and shady. There are benchs. You can reach it beside the Cantina, doors on your right.

Ports of call

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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