Best 1st cruise with children. We had a balcony room that allowed the children to get their space to just look out and ask all the questions they could think of. At night we just watched the stars. The staff and crew were very friendly and attentive.

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 03, 2019

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E210

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Would I do this again, absolutely! Our cruise director was so sweet, funny and attentive. He felt like family. GO Cam!!! Shout out to Wayan, Maou and Catherine. Dinner time was the best in the main hall. The Alchemy Bar had the best drinks. Thanks for a great experience. Thanks to Glen who arranged everything through BJ's travel. You got this all started with ease.


5 out of 5
We had the last embarkation time at 1:30-2:00 pm. It was perfect for my family, we just walked right through with no lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had really kind attentive to us and our children. We traveled with our 2 year old and they kept her smiling.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We attended shows, karaoke, piano bar, and watched the lip-sink contest. The children attended the camp Carnival and played on the pools and slides. We will plan next time to purchase the great art work we saw at the auction.


4 out of 5
We got our boogie on at Stripes the night club

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The staff was very kind and provided feedback on how my children did when they were there. I was reluctant because she is age two, but she had the best time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were kind and professional. What ever we needed they provided with ease. Thank you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes they were at all times.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The beds were comfortable and cozy. We did bump our heads a few times getting use the space but all in all it was perfect for us and the kids at the ages they are now. I will always aim for a balcony on up. When we slept in a little late one day, once we were off to brunch the room was made. We appreciated that.

Ship tip

If you get the Cheers package, remember you can have bottle water too.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
It went by with ease.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Enjoy this beach, it is private and made for you to enjoy.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
The location was perfect for getting to Atlantis. It was only a $4.00 taxi ride


4 out of 5
Last one on the boat last one to leave. It worked for our family. We ate on the lido until it was time to get off. Yum yum!
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