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3,736 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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Inigo Montoya13
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed on Ecstasy on 9/17/16. Embarkation was relatively smooth, we thought. People aren't kidding about the maze in the port parking area. We stayed at a hotel in Mt. Pleasant and took Lyft to the port. That made things smoother. ... Read more
Pterry2009
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Family and friends were booked on this cruise. We had dining at 6 pm in Southern Lights. Our servers Dee Dee, Jose and Ikadek were outstanding. If for some reason we were unable to make dinner (which was only a couple of nights) they ... Read more
ncfuncpl
Member Since 2013
1 review
150 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We went back to back. 9/17 was much better than the week before. The staff acted like they were all in training. My husband is a smoker. I am not. The Ecstasy has limited smoking to a small area on deck 11 and the casino bar on deck ... Read more
Kaybee517
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We won a "free" cruise trip through a raffle and booked our first cruise with Carnival Fantasy to the Bahamas. Our trip set sail Friday and returned monday. Overall we had a good experience as first time cruisers. No sea ... Read more
kyleej89
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I have always enjoyed cruising with Carnival but this last trip has me questioning my loyalty to them. It appears that Carnival changed their standard of "house keeping" of their boats. Our Stateroom was a balcony room and we ... Read more
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trishthedish52
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because it is a short drive from Columbia, SC. When we first got to our cabin we were greatly disappointed with the size of the room!! We had an oceanview and it had one receptacle and a straight back chair and a ... Read more
Tigeress297
Member Since 2006
1 review
164 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We cruise to be able to get away from everything and not have the phone ringing constantly, so in that aspect the cruise was excellent. However we just had the feeling during this cruise that Carnival was trying to cut so many costs ... Read more
b_ikemire@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We just got back from 4 day cruise to Bahamas out of Port Canaveral on the Victory. We had a WONDERFUL vacation. I must say was a little nervous about sailing on the victory reading so many negative comments on different forums. I am not ... Read more
laura boggs
Member Since 2007
1 review
26 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We enjoyed this cruise more than any other. Brian Bradley was the best comedian and the entertainment was broadway quality. So empressed! Our time was so hard to plan because there was so many things to choose from. We loved the bands ... Read more
Cltphotog
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I picked the Carnival Ecstacy cruise ship due the location of the departure being in Charleston SC and the price of just over $400 per person wasn't hard a difficult choice to make. The check in process wasn't to bad compared to the ... Read more
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Harlene79
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The best of this cruise is the housekeeping service.the ship is old and no entertaiment options.the food is like a chinesse buffet and the pool very very small For many persons.I didnt like it. I dont recomend this cruise .I felt so ... Read more
seashell64
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
376 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
This was a great cruise for us; we were part of a large group. This was my 7th cruise; all our cruises have been on Carnival; Fantasy Class, Sensation and Conquest Class. There seem to be a lot of mixed opinions on this ship. We found ... Read more
MACUQUI58
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
105 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The ship was very clean. The food was excellent and so was the Server Team. My cabin Stewart Randall was great he always kept our room cleaned and refreshed. We had YTD and it was very easy to get a table. We also had breakfast every ... Read more
megjusmar517
Member Since 2016
1 review
Carnival was amazing on Embarkation and Disembarkation!! Very quick and speedy process! However this Ship needs to be dry docked and redone! Very worn, terrible filteration system!! If you want to smell like a stale ash tray please cruise ... Read more
t&nluv2snorkel
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise. Everyone said we would LOVE it. It was OK. Getting on was a breeze. Our cabin was always clean and the steward was always polite. Not much to do during the day on sail days unless you want to sit in on sales ... Read more
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RayAndCarol
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
We sailed on the Carnival Elation out of Jacksonville on September 5th, 2016. We chose Jacksonville because it is an easy drive for us, no airfare required. The Elation is an older ship that has been renovated. We had no complaints ... Read more
Ms matcoman
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Carnival cruise as expected.. chose this as price and time worked for our timeline. this ship needs some much needed updates.. broken light covers, non-matched touched up paint at many points.. (the decorative pillars on either side of ... Read more
seanugget
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
270 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I don't like that I rated this cruise Average. I have never done this before. I always say it's not the cruise, it's the person and their willingness to let the small stuff go and have a good time. We did have a good time and will probably ... Read more
Shiparoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
As we live in Florida Port Canaveral is a good port to sail from for us. This was a five night getaway vacation to enjoy a break. We certainly noticed the cut backs since our last Carnival cruise, mostly in two areas, the food and ... Read more
MrRyansDad
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this particular cruise because we also wanted to visit Kennedy Space Center which is nearby. My 16 year old son and I went on the cruise together. We stayed in Cabin 8427 and could not have asked for a better experience! ... Read more
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Ray B
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Just a get a way for the wife and myself, what a great time we had. We booked on short notice, less than two weeks before setting sail, got a nice room on the bow of the ship just below the bridge, and had a semi private deck, not known ... Read more
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Sthrncrusr
Member Since 2012
1 review
129 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Ecstasy. Our first time two years ago left a little to be desired. This time however, was as good as our cruise last summer on the Dream! I'll highlight below: -chose this as a bday celebration for our ... Read more
dulcimergirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,828 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise, as a Vacation for my sister. She flew into Charleston on Thursday, and we were supposed to tour Charleston on friday ,but that didn't happen.. Embarkation we easy,, we just walked on, I am Platinum, so it was easy. ... Read more
ncstapletons
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a quick getaway and departure port would eliminate airfare. We read plenty of reviews prior to boarding so our expectations would be accurate. I have sailed twice with Carnival in the past and three times with NCL. ... Read more
Leslie29545
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our second time on the ship. Both times were a great experience for us. This was the cruise that the lady went overboard which made the last day sad; however, the crew did everything they could to make it enjoyable. Every crew ... Read more
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