When asked about how my cruise was...It was okay, a great first experience. I know what I'd like better.

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 01, 2019

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: R158

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise, and I learned from the experience. I was disappointed with the Pool size and the large crowd that went with it, the sprinklers next to the slides weren't on either. Couldn't just find a spot to hang out and sunbath with a little water. The AC was just sufficient but not great. The sewer smell along with the banging caused periodic negative vibes. The port days were our best days.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I liked the Smoked Salmon, however, my husband had a steak that was cooked med., very tough, hard to chew. The only thing he ate was the Mac N Cheese. he enjoyed the Guy Burger section. This became the only thing he could eat.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The entertainment from shows and crowd interaction was good. We enjoyed the games that we participated in and shows. The Pool size and number was extremely disappointing. The pool size was so small, that we mistaken ed it for a kiddie pool. There were too many people to enjoy the deck.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We enjoyed the Rock Show, Motor City, Gender game, and Hasboro game.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our daughter loved the O2 experience, even made friends.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and nice. Our Room Steward was our favorite, Putu. He gets 5 stars. Is there a way to send additional gratuities to him? Our room was very clean and Puto knew all our names, personal service when speaking to us. He was able to communicate our families coming and going...this was handy when we had separate rooms.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
very disappointed with the pool size. This was our first cruise and we booked at the last minute, so I was not as prepared as I should have been. Day two, there was an awful sewer smell that lingered around the stairs and slipped into the hallways.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Multiple fluffy pillows, Putu always had ice for us, clean bedding and towels. The reason i didn't give this 5 stars, the AC could have been cooler. From the time we left Nassau, there was a periodic constant banging on the lower floor that sounded like it was outside our window or underneath us. Unable to nap that day and woken up early because of the noise. We also paid for our family in room R157

Ship tip

Great cruise for whole family, not pool lunging comfortable.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
Friendly, easy, and no excursions.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Liked this island and beach very much. no excursions, first experience...just enjoyed the beach

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Took some tours of our own and shopping.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Very long line. Half the elevators were closed. Filtered through a very hot an long line. Felt pushed out.
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