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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Ecstasy

4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 20, 2020

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

For a first time cruiser it wasn't a bad experience. The seasickness was though. The funday at sea was the worse for me because I was pretty much sick the entire day.


5 out of 5
Being a first time cruiser I expected for it to take forever especially traveling using a birth certificate but we were on the ship within 20 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
There was a great variety of food to choose from.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Plenty to do (Mini golf, pool tables, ping pong, giant chess, shuffleboard, pools, slides,etc.) but the winds kept us from being able to do some of it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
There was a smell in the main atrium as others have stated. The layout of the ship is pretty simple to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was a little roomier than I expected.

Ports of call

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
Make sure to book an excursion or there will be nothing you can really do. We did the beach getaway with open bar. It was perfect for us.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
We did no excursion because we had researched the area and decided to walk to Junkanoo beach. It was beautiful and the straw market is a must. The people there is very pushy and aggressive in trying to get you to purchase things from them.

Jacksonville, Florida

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Took a little longer to disembark than it did to embark. But it was not terrible.

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