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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 30, 2019

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: R41

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I was happy with the two stops we made but the ship itself and time on the ship was very disappointing and not up to standards.


4 out of 5
was able to Board a little early

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Main Dining room was excellent. All other food was okay. Very average. The alcoholic drinks were horrible. Paid for Cheers package and they put very little alcohol in each drink. They also tasted watered down. The bar staff was rude also when I asked about it. Also, they only give you 15 drinks per day which is not enough on sea days and the little amount of alcohol they put in each drink. Paid way too much for drink package that was very disappointing!

Metropolis Bar

2 out of 5

slow and rude tenders...drinks were poorly made

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

2 out of 5

Bartenders were rude and inconsiderate. They were very slow and always chatting with each other instead of customers. Drinks were poorly made.


3 out of 5

drinks were not good and service was slow

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
this ship did not have many fun activities for adults...kid oriented.

Resort Style Pool

2 out of 5

all kids in pool. very small. and had a strange odor to it


4 out of 5
they were good and energetic

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
bar stewards were rude and inconsiderate. All other staff was very good.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
it has a "musty" type smell and needs to be cleaned and painted and have many repairs. rust showing everywhere. Smell was overwhelming at times.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
was what was expected except rust and damage around inside of bathroom door frame

Ship tip

choose a different ship

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

3 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5
we did catamaran and snorkeling

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
very clean and fun beach


2 out of 5
told us to be out of rooms by 830 but didn't start leaving ship until around while waiting to disembark was terrible
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