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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E210

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise as an adult and my husband's first cruise ever. We were blown away by the service and everything the boat had to offer. The ports were everything we wanted them to be. We're addicted.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
So smooth and easy to get on board, get our room keys and start vacation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food and drink options were excellent, dining rooms were nice with lots of availability, buffet options and hours were great too. I just wish the Blue Iguana had longer "open" hours.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the serenity area A LOT, the hot tubs were great!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The comedians were great, the Hasbro game show was entertaining, the Love & Marriage show was hilarious! The piano bar was really enjoyable. Overall the entertainment options were awesome and we enjoyed everything we went to onbaord.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All the staff we interacted with were friendly, helpful and excellent. Our room Steward (Nurhamid) was excellent! The wait staff for the most part was very good. We had a few times that we were seated, but didn't get menus or service until after a couple seated after us had beed attended to.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout of the ship made sense and it was very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room was a decent size, the balcony was great! The bathroom was ok, could have use a little more space to put stuff, and the drain was very slow, so the bathroom floor was constantly flooded post-shower. We had to use a lot of towels to soak up the water every time we showered.

Ship tip

Getting a room on Level 7 was the perfect place to be!

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
So beautiful! We did the "Kayak, Hike and Snorkel" excursion and really enjoyed it. Getting off the boat for this excursion was a bit of a mess since EVERYONE was trying to get off at the same time.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Great! We did the Zipline excursion and thoroughly enjoyed that. The port was busy with lots of vendors on the sidewalks right outside the dock but security was good and kept the lines for reentry moving quickly.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
My favorite port. It was absolutely gorgeous, the shopping center right at the port was neat and clean and looked very new. We did the Damajagua Waterfalls excursion and had a great time.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Debarkation was incredibly easy, just super early in the morning.
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