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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Ecstasy

4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 20, 2020

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: U235

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It is a lower rate cruise/destination if one has never been on a cruise ship before as they would not have others to compare to. An older boat, going to the Bahamas...not an exotic port of call. For 1st time cruisers, they would enjoy. Experienced cruisers would see the less than average environment and port of call. However the service was fantastic. Was perfect for what we were looking for the time we had available. Nice cruise but not comparable to other larger boats or other ports of call- Key West, Cozumel, or other Caribbean Islands.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffets had to many repeat items daily- Dinning menu was nice but again, repetative

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Did not engage in any activities but was people enjoying the ones they signed up for

Photo Gallery

4 out of 5

Nice. Awesome product well managed

Crystal Palace Casino

3 out of 5

Nice but main smoking area on boat. Way to smoke filled to really enjoy

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedians were good

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was awesome! Give him a raise!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was very clean at all times. It is an older ship requiring attention to rust in several areas especially near walk ways as they present a laceration hazard--Lido deck interior wall stringers specifically

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Awesome! Cabin steward was great!!

Ship tip

It is a small older ship-Don't expect the fancy settings/decor as found on newer ships. Good for a quick relaxing get-a-way. If the passenger is a smoker, additional smoking options/areas should be made available other than in the casino--always smoke filled, or outside in the front of the ship, outside. As an ex smoker, this is only opinion.

Ports of call

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
No excursion-Very small island with little to do-Pushy vendors. If one has never been to the Bahamas, this would be an exciting port especially if an excursion was booked.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
No excursion-More to do and see than in Freeport. If one has never been to the Bahamas, this would be an exciting port especially if an excursion was booked.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
By the time we left our cabin with our bags in hand, it was 1 hour before we were in our car in the on-property parking lot. Not super fast but not really slow either.
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