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344 Carnival Ecstasy Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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dprice1834
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Charleston is a great port to sail from. It was easy to get into and parking was fairly easy. The embarkation process was mostly painless. The entire process took about 45 minutes. The ship is one of the oldest in the fleet but I knew this ... Read more
wisnir
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is my second Carnival Ecstasy five day cruise out of Charleston SC. It is an easy drive from NC. EMBARKMENT: parking is somewhat unusual, as they don't open it up until 11 am and then you snake through to the check in canopy, then ... Read more
jaynorris
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for. I loved leaving from Charleston, S. C. It was so convenient for us and apparently a lot of other people. The food was ok, not great, not bad. We all thought it was sort of Applebee's quality. ... Read more
vette1cruiser
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1 forum post
We choose the Carnival Ecstasy because it was only a 4 hour drive from our home, as opposed to going to Florida to catch a ship. We understood prior to signing up for this cruise that the Carnival Ecstasy was an old ship in need of being ... Read more
jimm942
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'll try to keep this short and hit on the highlights. We are a couple and traveled with about 6 other couples from the Carolinas. We drove to Charleston and stayed the night before downtown. Took Uber to the port in the morning around ... Read more
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Staci0615
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
161 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Good- Not much, got to spend time with family. Able to switch our group of 9 from Anytime Dining to a set table at the early seating on the second night( Spend a whole day wondering if they could accommodate) The Bad- We got a ... Read more
Fin4Fun
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to its price and timing for our family. We were also interested in visiting the Bahamas. We found leaving out of Charleston, SC was much more affordable at this time of year than Florida. We did not have too ... Read more
msalkeld
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I think I have been really spoiled by Royal Caribbean. Pros: Cheap, good for a first cruise. Ports were good. Party boat. Free Room service for a bunch of foods and pretty cheap for other things. Cruise Pictures were good. Gym was ... Read more
BBjrod
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The only way you can NOT enjoy a holiday cruise on the Ecstasy is if you make up your mind NOT to enjoy the cruise! We left Charleston on December 22 and returned to port on December 26 so we were actually on board over the Christmas ... Read more
Introvert_Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall I have rated it 4 stars because overall we did enjoy it and I was aware of its shortcomings and such prior to booking. My party consisted of the parents and 3 children 10-16. Bottom line upfront: This is a cruise geared ... Read more
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peramsey
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If your Handicapped and have a Placard or Number plate you park free at the cruise port The choice of rattier at dinner was rather causual. At the Chef's table one young man wore his hat all through dinner and the food was not ... Read more
Jolly Fishermann
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
For our second cruise to the Bahamas we chose to again sail from Charleston SC because it is convenient to our golf condo. it is easy to get to the port in Charleston and the procedure for embarking is rather straightforward and simple. ... Read more
Edreilly70347034
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Ninth carnival cruise, twenty fifth over all. If this is your first, have fun. If otherwise, prepare to be horrified. Menu was nursing home quality, pay up for steak or lobster, and slow. By fourth nite diningroom was half empty. Cabin ... Read more
kc_2001_nicole
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This ship is overpriced and old. There were only families on this cruise. Being a single 30 year old female, I would like activities geared towards someone like myself instead of just families. Our room was not even serviced for the ... Read more
TDAtchley
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose the Ecstasy for the price and ports of call for shore fun days. I read a lot of so-so and even negative reviews and had second thoughts about my booking. Glad I didn't change it! My family of 5, with our sons over 21, had the ... Read more
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cruise_mojo
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
996 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are used to sailing Sensation, Fascination and Fantasy so familiar with the class. We had a good idea of what to expect on the E. On board ship, most everything we liked. Service, room steward, bar service was all great. The ... Read more
scookie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose to set sail out of Charleston SC. Mainly because we have never been there and it was a shorter drive. No problem with getting on or off the ship. Everything went smooth with that. The Cabin was small as to be expected. Pillows ... Read more
5funhills
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 3rd cruise 2nd with carnival. The housekeeping was very friendly always greeted us by name ask for ice one day and got ice all week. We loved the dining room, service was always friendly even doing our time. I always found ... Read more
MelodyLChambers
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
embarkation - you were suppose to pick a time for your arrival to the ship. I did carnival did not follow through every one showed up regardless of their time they picked. disembarkation went very smooth with the exception we turned to ... Read more
bsulfridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
What a fantastic cruise to take. The service on this cruise was the best I have experienced thus far. Our room stewardess, Esperanza, was fantastic and made a point to seek us out on the first day of the cruise and learned our names. ... Read more
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CountryCruiza
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were acheduled for a 6 night cruise to the Bahamas, however due to Hurricane Matthew, we changed itinerary to go to Cozumel, Mexico. We did not do any excursions in port,however we did get off the ship, and walk around port for a while. ... Read more
jjhoover100
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I've cruised Carnival 6 times. The last cruise was a horrible experience and will be the last. Carnival has increasingly pinched pennies over the last decade to increase their profit margins and it's more evident now than ever. They sale ... Read more
sadiecat
Member Since 2006
1 review
781 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were apprehensive about this ship but all turned out wonderful. The crew was one of the friendliest we have ever encountered on a cruise ship. The room steward was very attentive and helpful. Entertainment was very good. Food is ... Read more
nat12168
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and after this experience it will definitely be my last ! The ship had a sewer odor the entire time. My room was never cleaned and I never got any fresh towels, I had to sit my trash out in the hall if I wanted it ... Read more
shelly.pyle@colliers.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were asked to go by friends who had just gotten married and wanted to honeymoon with friends. Neither my husband or I had ever been on a cruise before and I was worried about being sick prior to taking the cruise. I learned after our ... Read more
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