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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 05, 2019

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

.my 1st Cruze and I had a blast..my only complaint is the spa..poor service and way overpriced..

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Loved the aquariums but hard to find the last tiny one . Maps and directions are not clearly posted

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food everywhere was delicious..our wait staff in the main dining room were fantastic!!

Redfrog Rum Bar

4 out of 5

Excellent drinks. Fast service and very friendly staff.

Wind Song Dining Room

5 out of 5

Food was super good. Great selections every night. Our wait staff was amazing. I really enjoyed going to dinner every night. We had the same staff every night and it was nice to get to know them a little bit..the treated us all like we were the most important people on the ship..super happy I decided to do sit down dinners every night..got to see the sun start going down during dessert..couldn't be any happier with this part of my trip. Rody really knows what shes doing..

The Rolls Royce Cafe

4 out of 5

The best coffie on the ship..biggest selections of drinks anywhere. I was very happy to find rockstar energy drinks and the chocolate shake was yummy..

Starlight Aft Lounge

4 out of 5

Attended several events here. Had tons if fun. Jess did a great job entertaining us . Was very clean and comfortable and the waiters brought us cocktails promptly so we didn't miss any of the shows going to the bar

Buffet

4 out of 5

Nice choice of food. Could always find something to eat almost every time day and night. Kept very clean

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Excellent drinks. Fast service and super friendly staff

Bar

4 out of 5

Had fun. Lots of friendly people and good service

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Most activities were fun. The spa treatment I had was terrible and very over priced..I got fire and ice manicure and pedicure. I received a 40 dollar coupon and a 50 dollar birthday gift card. When I went to make my appointment I asked how much the service was and showed them both my coupons. She said it was 129.00 and to bring my coupons and give them to the mail tech. When I went back for my appt I gave her both..after we got started I picked out my nail polish . The tech said it was an extra 25.00 for the gel polish..that's ridiculous..its only 5 dollars at home..my tech was very nice but way to inexperienced. She said she was doing nails about 4 months..she spent more time wiping her hands off then working on me..she barely filed my nails before painting them..the hot stone massage was nice but that's about the only part I enjoyed..when we went to do my feet she was very clumsy. She cut one of my cuticles to much and it hurt..she dropped the UV light several times and burned her finger. One of my toes ended up with a big bubble in the polish and had to be redone..when she cashed me out she did it wrong..was charged 190.00..then she took it back to have it fixed..then I was charged 170.00 ..I gave her a 10 dollar cash tip not knowing they already charged me 25.00 gratuity on the bill..by then I was in a hurry to get back to my friends for dinner..during dinner I looked at my bill and also noticed they charged 25.00 extra for gel finger polish and 25.00 extra for toe gel polish..they did not tell me I would be charged for both..they also did not take off my coupons..I went back to the spa later and complained..they refunded the 170.00 and were supposed to recharge the correct amount. So should have been 129.00 plus 25.00 for the gel polish and then the gratuity. So should have been aprox 170.00 minus 90 in coupons..they still charged me 145.00..that's crazy I can get this service done at home for less then 100.00 including tip by a way more experienced tech...my nail polish already is turning black around the tips and one nail the polish is all rippled up..they look horrible after only 4 days and I'll have to go to get them fixed at home..I'm very dissatisfied with this super overpriced and terrible service. I will never ever go to a ship spa again..

Spa Carnival

1 out of 5

Horrible prices and even worst service. My nail tech was very nice but very inexperienced. I'm very dissatisfied in the service I paid more then double what i can get at home with better results I would give 0 stars if I could. The only good part was the nail tech was very sweet and the hot stone service was nice. Other then that don't waist your money

Serenity

4 out of 5

Hot tubs were nice and relaxing. Beautiful view..adults only so no waiting to get in hot tubs. Would have liked a smoking area here as it is an all adult spot.

Resort Style Pool

2 out of 5

Pool was much smaller then expected and the children on the ship mostly filled it up all day..would have liked a bigger pool for adults only

Crystal Palace Casino

4 out of 5

Had fun in the casino. Great that we could smoke in there. Played abit..won some lost some but overall was pleasant time there

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Had lots of fun in the clubs and at the shows we did stuff every night and had fun everywhere we went

Grand Atrium

4 out of 5

Attended several events here .Jess did a great job setting all these little events and shows up..

Blue Sapphire Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Great shows . Very clean. Did several events here and had fun every time

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The wait staff in the main dining room were fabulous..the bartenders were fun and anyone we had interaction with were just as friendly as could be..Yudi that took care of our room was amazing..us being in and out of our room all day and half the night we made quite the mess and he had our room in tip top shape every day..the bartender at the martini bar was fantastic as well Katina made the best drink I have ever had and she was super sweet..I saw her the next morning at the rolls Royce coffie shop and she remembered my name and made me a yummy chocolate shake..she was a sweetheart..

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is starting to show its age..it was clean and nice but deff needs lots of updates. Will pick a more modern boat next time

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The room was nice. Had nice view our steward was fantastic he cleaned up our messes every morning and we went back to clean beds and bathroom every day..no complaints here.

Ports of call

Charleston, South Carolina

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Swam in ocean and played in the sun..was beautiful and clean..did a little shopping at the gift shops..was a little disappointed in the shop selections. Were only a few little shops to buy stuff..would have liked a bigger selection..lunch was great and the scenery was breathtaking

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Easy out and easy back in. Excursion was super fun . By time we got done with excursion we were exhausted so didn't have the energy to do much shopping after. But we did shop a little in the port bizzar but did not make it to the local shops outside the port. Would have like to do that. Next time maybe shop 1st then go on excursion

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Was easy to get out but was way to early..I know they have to turn the ship over in a few hours for the next group but I would have liked to stay on the ship for a few more hours..

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