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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 05, 2019

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: M214

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Embarkation was fast, food in dining room was BAD, main stage show performers were BAD, clean interior of ship but can hardly see out of any window on board because they are so dirty, ports were good, convenient to leave from Charleston.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main formal dining room food was not good at all. It was pretty bad. The service was ok. It seemed like it was every server in the formal dining rooms first night or something. We decided to just eat in the buffet for every meal as it was good. They kept that area very clean and everyone was professional.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Jess from the US was great and also her assistant, some guy, cant remember his name.


2 out of 5
The stage show was BAD. Poor performers tried but not much you can do if they lack the talent! Comedians were ok.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Room Stewards only cleaned our room once per day and it was later in the afternoon. This is my 6th cruise with various cruise lines and by far this cabin service just plain sucked. As I said previously the main formal dining room crew service was not good either. I visited the Guest Services Desk 3 times and eveery time got an incorrect answer to my questions. They were very disappointing and gave very bad advice, actually and how I should sterilize a netti pot since apparently, according to them, there are NO microwaves about the ship. I later talked to the ships doctor and he laughed and said he knew that was false statement.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It's an old ship so its that design but the ship is clean but very rusted on the exterior and needs painting badly. Also all of the windows were filthy except in the buffet dining room.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

It's convenient to catch from Charleston and for first time cruisers but there are a lot better ships out there.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5
Love Charleston!!

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
The Rum Runners band was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
I was expecting Nassau to be a little cleaner than other ports I've visited in the Caribbean but NO, it is not. Lots of trash blowing around. It's ashamed that such a beautiful place can be trashed like that. Of course Atlantis is kept emasculate.


5 out of 5
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