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2.6 out of 5

Terrible Ship Low Quality Bad Service Dont Waste Your Money by pens6868

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This cruise is not worth the money. Carnival is cheap and this is their low end. Travel to port Canaveral and take a cheap Royal Caribbean cruise. You will be so much happier that you did. Dont let the convenience of Charleston make the decision like it did for me. Another 4 hours of driving and the week would have been much better.

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2.9 out of 5

Bottom of the barrel in comparison to other cruise lines, not that bad, just not that good by Melinda74

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We had never cruised Carnival before so we were disappointed with the quality of the overall cruise. If you have never sailed before and have no expectations, then I'm sure it is a fantastic experience. If you are expecting quality entertainment, quality food, and to be treated as a valued customer, you will be disappointed.

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5 out of 5

Great cruise for the money, I highly recommend this cruise. We had a blast, and will do it again next year. by tdonovan9197993

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We had a blast, and Leon the cruise director was great. I can't wait to do it again. The food, and all the people who work on this ship were great, and extremely friendly. I would recommend this cruise to everyone I know.

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3.3 out of 5

OK by wale111

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Train your personnel to think out of the box!.....I am aware that the limit for soda cans is 12, but my daughter's box was too heavy, so I had to take out four cans temporarily and forgot about it. There was no reason why all 16 had to be destroyed instead of just confiscating four and leaving the remaining 12!!!

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4.2 out of 5

Awesome Experience by rachelsanders24

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Have stricter rules for children that misbehave. Try to have someone that is more strict in Circle C with the 12-14 year olds. Make sure you know that you can go to Customer Service and let them know you don't want to be charged gratuities. You can give them to the staff that cleaned your room instead. Make sure you get what you paid for in case of the water slide.

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3.1 out of 5

Fun but expensive by rachelpohler

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We had a fun time. I think the prices for everything are crazy! I know they want you to buy a "drink package"., but my husband doesn't drink and I was required to buy the package for every adult in my cabin. That wasn't quite fair. So they rape you on the prices when you get there. Same with the excursions. $200 just to go to the beach!! That did not included lunch or drinks!? I think our next trip will be an all inclusive resort. At least the drinks and beach is included in the price.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful and Exciting Caribbean Cruise by samanthablocher

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We had so much fun on our cruise! Everyone was always so kind and helpful. We wish we had more time on the isalnds, but we understand why we couldn't. All the food was really good and there was always a nice variety! Having dinner in the dinning room every night was always a treat!

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4.6 out of 5

A family trip by susiemac07

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It was a fun experience with the whole family. Would take another cruise but on a larger ship.

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4 out of 5

All good! by augustolopes197

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It was our first cruise, so we did not have referenced expectations. the food was better than we thought. Specially the buffet. Breakfast was good. The pizza available 24/7 was really good.

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5 out of 5

Another fabulous Carnival cruise! by marmis

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This was our third cruise with Carnival out of Charleston and they never disappoint! We will be back very soon!!

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4.4 out of 5

Fun, Relaxing, Bonding 1st Time Caribbean Cruise by MikeTW

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The service was stellar and made our trip a 5 star. Very fun staff. Always accommodating and looking to take that next step to make our time pleasant. Activities were good, wish there were more bag toss boards on deck (only one was in use almost always.) Saw two comedy shows - liked both. Alchemy bar was fun. Red frog had great drinks. Leon the cruise director was fantastic and made the cruise lively. Try to add one more night with the adult dancing in the back of the boat. Overall 4.5+ / 5 for our first cruise. Thanks. It was a memorable experience.

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3.4 out of 5

Fun..but definitely not a "luxury" cryisc...and NOT family friendly by Lordneeko

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The staff is very friendly and makes up for a rough experience. The port entrance is trashy, the Lido deck almost always had dirty tables, the ship is very old and only had 20 channels on the TV (10 of them were carnival channels), the BASIC wifi package costs $40!!!!!! That's crazy. I cruised over 10 years ago and got a better deal than that. All I wanted to be able to do was email back and forth with those keeping our kids for the week. Couldn't even do it at the "public computer area" on the ship. We had some very good staff and that made up for a lot of it. Our housekeeper (Su) was awesome and super friendly. Our dining headwaiter (Phillips) was excellent. The best part of the whole trip was Princess Cays. Most beautiful place I've ever been!

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4.4 out of 5

Absolutely amazing by cmg718221772827

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Everything was great. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another one with our family days after our return.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful experience by sfisher1220

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First time cruise. Great experience. Recommend Carnival cruises. It might be smaller than the others but the staff goes above and beyond. I extend my thanks to the following staff of Carnival Ecstasy: Leon, Reuben, Avon, I Ketut, Nadia, Princess, Javier and Miguel

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4.6 out of 5

Excellent by edwinawoods

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I had an excellent time. this was my first time cruise. It was a little shaky but that was to be expected

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2.5 out of 5

Fun Trip that I probably wont take again by rachelpohler

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Not a great value. I don't think we will ever cruise again.

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4.4 out of 5

Almost perfect by kdiva

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The Staff was friendly, but in dining areas, they didn't all understand your requests, as English is the language most used, crew members should have full knowledge of it. The experience was almost perfect, the beverages are very pricey, even sodas, and when you on casino gambling, at major venues like Vegas, Atlantic City, Foxwoods, drinks are complimentary as long as you gambling. The cruise line should look into that. But overall it was a blast.

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4.4 out of 5

It was decent by cprisk1968

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80% of the people were great, 20% were very obnoxious ghetto

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3.9 out of 5

Fantastic! by wiwilson616

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Everything was lovely. I can't wait for my next one!

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5 out of 5

Dynamic by sfisher1220

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This was my first cruise. I’m glad I took it on Carnival. Great time and money well spent

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