Carnival Ecstasy Reviews

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4 out of 5

Disappointing cruise by rsteelworks

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I felt like that ship was falling apart elevator is not working we even got stuck on one elevator main dining was a nightmare just get to eat the entertainment wasn’t that great 10 day cruise we spent seven days at sea very disappointed in this cruise

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4 out of 5

First time and probably the last by dgallup

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It was our first time on Carnival and may be our last. 7 out of 10 days at sea on a rocking horse ship was just too much. The crew was nice but the time at sea took a toll. The staff, you could tell at times, didn’t seem to really get along with each other. The food was very lacking, tasteless and the same most days. Thank goodness for Guys Burger joint!

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3 out of 5

Disappointed and really feel Carnnival let my family down by littleasti

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I realize that Mother Nature had a hand in changing our original itinerary, however, the alternate ports, with the exception of Bonaire, were disappointing choices by Carnival. We went from 5 ports in our original itinerary to actually visiting 3 ports!!! Why wasn't Curacao chosen as well, or even San Juan or Amber Cove from our original itinerary? They were open?! There was an 8 day cruise out of Miami that included all ABC islands during the itinerary changes. This was a 10 day Journeys cruise described on the website as, "Board a Carnival Journeys cruise and you’re on course for enriching experiences aboard, amazing destinations ashore, classic cruising flair and more." The destinations of Princess Cays and Grand Turk were extremely poor choices as these are ports that you could get to out of Charleston on any old weekend, so they certainly weren't "...amazing destinations." I could have flown directly to Bonaire and spent an amazing vacation with my family there rather than be on this cruise and spend SIX rainy days at sea and I would likely have spent a lot less money! The whole point of cruising is to visit several destinations while only unpacking once. We visited 3 ports, and spent SIX days at sea. Overall, Carnival really let me & my family down on this cruise. It is very unlikely that myself or my extended family will ever choose to cruise again.

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2 out of 5

After Experiencing Royal Caribbean, I will never go on Carnival again!! by micole

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I have been in several Royal Caribbean Cruises and have always had a wonderful experience. Food was always good and the ship was amazing! This was not the case on this ship. Food seemed to have been prepared hours before and brought out at room temp. Lobster was rubbery and never fresh. Don’t be fooled by the food presentation. Looks great but is nothing more than a $13 plate at the Golden Corral! Very disappointed!

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5 out of 5

First cruise by julztaylor350

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It was my first cruise and yes it was very fun but oh gosh did that rocking not make my belly happy. There should have been a warning prior to booking.

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4 out of 5

Great first time experience! by mdanthony

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My family enjoyed the cruise. We plan on doing another one on a bigger ship to avoid a lot of movement. We will look for destinations that aren't third world governed so the comfort level for my 11 year old will be better.

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4 out of 5

in a word: SUPERB by kar154

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I would like to sum it all up by telling you I had a wonderful 5 days and the time seemed very short. We were back in Charleston before we knew it and it seems like we just got on the ship. Thank you very much for a great experience.

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4 out of 5

Not our favorite by jolly11

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Nice cruise but we will never choose a cruise that stops at Princess Cays again unless they offer an excursion to Pig Island. We have taken several cruises because they are less expensive than most vacations but getting more expensive so we will rethink it next year. On the upside, it really is a good choice for families with children due to the activities and camp carnival. I wish there was an all adult (not singles) cruise.

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4 out of 5

ok cruise by dmoritz

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I just played in casino mostly. I only ate in dining room the last night. It was amazing. wish I had done that more. wind too high out on ship to enjoy

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4 out of 5

A Good Cruise by CruisinVicki

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We sailed with Hurricane Maria coming up the coast. We were prepared for the worst, but had a decent cruise...about what we all expected from this Fun Ship. We will sail her again....We would all love to have one of the Spirit Class ships assigned to Charleston.

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5 out of 5

252 crew by artbyraine

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This was by far the best vacation I have ever had. The food and entertainment was awesome. The wait staff worked so hard, they were amazing. I've already booked my next Carnival cruise.

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4 out of 5

Our family of seven had a fabulous time from start to finish even though the private island trip was cancelled due to Hurricane Maria. Only drawback was the septic smells by Petesclan

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Except for cancelled stop to Princess Cay the cruise was fabulous. Would definitely book Carnival in future. All night pizza was a plus. Beverage package well worth it. Staff was great. Ship smell not so much but we managed to ignore it.

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2 out of 5

Not what I expected by littlewingkv

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Don't waste your money on a cruise to the Bahamas, not until the wealthy decide to invest in cleaning up their city. This is 2017 no one should be living without indoor plumbing and running water, Anywhere in the world. There is far too much money laundered there for there not to be some of it used to improve the living standards of the natives. Don't Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise live down there? They should be ashamed that the people who live around them, are that stinking poor. Sad...

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3 out of 5

Most likely never go on a Carnaval cruise again! by jwitt67991196

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Staff was always happy, food was good, ship was clean, entertainment was great! It going to Princess Cays and the disembarkation process was very very disappointing. Other passengers were also complaining and I quote " these types of thing would never happen on a Royal Caribbean cruise" talking about extra food cost, cancellation of port, hidden cost and disembarkation process. Before starting the survey it was already 2.5 stars...made the best of it for our honeymoon

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5 out of 5

great time by wmmclaughlin3

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this was our first cruise. we had a great time, going to go on another one next year. there was over 20 of us together. 2 sister and there families and 1 brother, and his family. there was always room enough for all us to sit together where ever we went. the only issue I have, I was over charged on my room card for playing the quarter game at the crystal palace, I only hit the 10.00 button, it charge my card 20.00 and one time 30.00. I know I played it, but not 20.00 at a time, only 10.00,. thanks

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4 out of 5

perfect expirience for my first cruise by jessica89

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This was my boyfriend and I' s first cruise and it was excellent. I cannot wait to go on another one with carnival!! The food was very good and the entertainment was awesome and kept us busy. There was something to do at all times or just relax in your room.

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4 out of 5

Family Fun Cruise by uvarl

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Overall, our family had a lot of fun, just what we hoped for, and more. We will sail with Carnival again and what draws us back is the mood of the entire crowd and staff, as well as the sense of a floating/moving hotel with lots to do and discoveries along the way. Thank you Carnival for making this affordable to so many people who never thought they would be able to go on a cruise!!!

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4 out of 5

It was ok. Smelt like sewage at times. by dniedfeldt5433

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Everything was just okay. Nassau was fun though as we went to Atlantis! Our server in the dining room was exceptional! We smelt sewage at times all over the ship and in our bathroom. Entertainment was ok as we have seen the same shows previously. Love the Punchliner club!

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3 out of 5

not so great cruise by ukrvillage

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The cruise was definitely downgraded compare to my previous cruises. I wouldn't be booking with Carnival again. The ports we visited were so poor and packed with the souvenir shops. There was nothing to see, and I didn't go there to do shopping. All I wanted ,was to see the cities and have some time by the ocean.

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