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Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 15, 2015

We didn't have trouble with motion sickness surprisingly but we choose to stay at the bottom of the ship. Now that we know it isn't a issue we will try for a suite next time. Oh, when you get a king size bed; realized that means 2 twins pushed together so you have a line down the bed.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 04, 2016

Experience all the activities and shows possible. Have a few days to rest up from your cruise when you return. Do NOT go dieting. Be prepared to gain a few pounds; however, you will lose it easily when you return home eating normal again.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jun 08, 2015

Figure out where and what time your meals are served for some really good food. Plan your excursions so you don't feel rushed. Pick your room on above or below the action preferably floor six. Our one of the sites above the Lido deck

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Dec 02, 2014

We had a great attitude so it was easy to have fun, relax and enjoy. There were people who would cut lines, and expect to be served on hand & foot all the time. Did not let us be bothered by them. The ship is great for first time cruisers, for families and kids. The bathrooms needs to be updated

Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 17, 2014

The best foods were in the aft part of the ship. Avoid the pizza place, it's pathetic. Get to the pool early if you want a lounge chair and to actually use the pool.

Contributor Level: Purser
May 26, 2013

Don't believe the bad reviews. There are some people that can't say anything good about anything. Make your own experience. I am so glad I gave Carnival a chance !!! I will be doing this again and again !!!

Contributor Level: Purser
May 19, 2013

I loved eating breakfast on the Lido deck. They had short lines and I loved the omelets they made for us

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 16, 2013

No children? Definitely check out the Serenity Deck, a lounging area with two jacuzzi's for adults only . Super comfy lounges, conveniently located aft, right below the lido deck so grabbing a snack or drink was super easy.

Contributor Level: Purser
Mar 09, 2013

The omelet buffet on the Lido deck is very good. Always, always get the chocolate melting cake!

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 25, 2017

It's old, dirty, smelly and full of unattended, screaming children

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 24, 2017

Remember to bring a hair dryer.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 03, 2017

Ecstasy has recently undergone renovations/upgrades. Most notably the Blue Iguana Cantina, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum bar and Guy Feirri's Burger Joint were put in. Also be sure to check out the newly installed Alchemy Bar (I recommend the "Quick Fix" or the "Cucumber Refresher").

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Feb 04, 2017

If it is your first cruise-book your shore excursions through Carnival-you will have less worry if there are issues whether you may not get back to ship on time. Next trip you will be more familiar to do the bookings elsewhere.

Contributor Level: Captain
Aug 23, 2016

Enjoy your cruise and leave your cares back on land.

Contributor Level: Purser
May 16, 2016

If you want some peace and quiet in the hot tubs, go to the adults only serenity section of the ship in the aft. There are two hot tubs there and it is generally uncrowded.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 22, 2015

For example: Don't believe the bad reviews. There are some people that can't say anything good about anything. Make your own experience. I am so glad I gave Carnival a chance !!! I will be doing this again and again !!!

Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 11, 2015

If you are a drinker, have a few drinks but just enough to loosen up. Lay back on the deck at night. FORGET ABOUT WORK and ENJOY YOURSELF!! Make sure you are on time for your dinner time. Finally, once the boat docks wherever you are going EXPLORE!!!!!!!!

Contributor Level: Purser
May 04, 2015

This ship needs some serious renovations and some organizational improvements - cannot recommend it in it's actual state.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 27, 2015

This was my first cruise and it was fun and a great experience. I would say that more entertainment is needed and African American music entertainment as well. There were alot of bands but nothing really for African Americans to enjoy. The food could use a little improvement

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Mar 02, 2015

I had forgot and packed my medication in one bag and checked it, unfortunately, it got left behind but the wonderful cruise line and other people got it to me the next day, so please carry all essentials on the plane.

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