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3.5 Editor's Rating
Built in 1991, Carnival Ecstasy is the second-oldest ship in Carnival Cruise Lines' fleet. Through the years, it has undergone significant refurbishments -- including an overhaul in 2009 that added waterslides ...
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745 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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Rbk123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start out by the few positives 1) excellent and attentive cabin steward, Rigoberto 2) excellent waitstaff: we had anytime dining and the waiters and waitstaff remembered all of our names even when they saw us out ... Read more
Eddie-1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We got an extended balcony cabin on the back of the ship, we were excited to spend a lot of time on the balcony, But! that didn't happen because it was just dead air & hot out there, the way it was designed there is absolutely no ... Read more
jsfromsc
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
853 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation: We chose this cruise because we were taking our whole family, kids and grandchildren and would be able to drive to Charleston in under 2 hours. Port of Charleston was very disappointing. It was unorganized. The AC was not ... Read more
CharlestonD
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I just returned from what we could classify as a 2 star experience cruise remarking that this will probably be our last cruise with Carnival. Which is unfortunate. Our previous experiences on Carnival Fantasy and Legend ... Read more
lisaharbour45@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Great time on this older ship. We had cabin M3 (porthole) and had plenty of room. Our steward I Kommang was an absolute delight. He went above and beyond making sure that we had everything we needed. Since I bought alcohol for my room, he ... Read more

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ReginaKing
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Let me start out by saying I choose the Carnival Ecstasy that sailed out of Charleston S.C on May 29,2016 because of the ports and the convenience of sailing out of my home port. That is the only decent thing I can say about my experience ... Read more
fathead22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was the first cruise for my husband and myself. The others in our party had been on cruises before. I read lots of books beforehand so that I would know what to expect and I must say I was extremely disappointed in almost ... Read more
schoolathome2012
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We would never do this cruise again. We are in our 50's & our kids 23 & 13 yrs old. If you are not interested in drinking, gambling & partying, forget it. There was very little to do with our kids. I should have listened to ... Read more
RNC725
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Check in was a snap, within 15 minutes of entering terminal I was walking on the ship. We were quite early so rooms weren't ready, we headed up to the lunch buffet and after lunch rooms were ready. I was guiding a group of 28, everyone was ... Read more
ggoldsm590
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our 5 day cruise out of Charleston , SC on the Carnival Ecstasy was so much fun. We had great weather. The ship is a smaller class but was clean and comfortable. Crew was very nice. Food was great. We only had dinner in the main dinning ... Read more

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sarahmoy10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Overall this was a great cruise. I'll start with the positive: 1- Charleston is a beautiful city with the perfect port for cruising. The getting in/out of parking lot and getting on/off the ship was fairly easy considering this is still ... Read more
Cruisingplaywright
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first cruise as a couple, and as individuals so we have many people telling us what to expect. We had no idea we would love it as much as we did. From the time we stepped foot onto the boat until we left, we had a ball. The ... Read more
Pam55
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was a first cruise for my husband and myself. Had no idea what to expect, as we heard many less than positive reviews about Carnival cruises from friends. Yes, the port at Charleston is less than "up to date" but the ... Read more
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solonl2001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise because it left out of the port of Charleston and we could drive from home. Embarkation took about 2 1/2 hours because the terminal isn't really a modern terminal like Miami or Fort Lauderdale. It's basically a bunch ... Read more
Cricket551
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
113 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I will start by saying this was my 4th cruise with Carnival. This is my 3rd on a Fantasy Class ship, the other was Valor in 08. We love the Fantasy class for the smaller size and less crowded feeling! On this Trip there were 4 of ... Read more

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cowboyjohn
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I've been on several Carnival cruises and this one was one of the best. My expectations weren't that high I must admit. I had read some negative reviews and I thought that the ship being older and smaller would greatly affect my ... Read more
dgeanette
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have to say I really disappointed right from the beginning of this cruise. If you can at all please avoid going out of Charleston. From the time we arrived in the parking lot to the time we got to our room it took over 3 hours. Getting ... Read more
greyx4
Member Since 2012
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruised from Charleston SC. We had FTTF and embarkation was a breeze. Best $ ever spent. The ship is one of the smallest in the fleet as well as one of the oldest, but it was really nice. The rooms were nice and all areas were clean ... Read more
tchoney
Member Since 2005
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Arrived in Charleston and was advised by security to drop off our luggage and come back out of the port to park for an hour. Upon re-entry we were told because we had Faster to the fun, we had priority boarding and should proceed to lane ... Read more
B325883
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Went with large group, first and last trip on Carnival. Entertainment subpar and hoe-hum. Comedians NOT funny and sometimes inappropriate. Dance and singing shows not great. Food was just OK. They have no specialty ... Read more

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Linn52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I sailed Carnival Fantasy last year and had a wonderful time. We chose to depart from Charleston as it is only about 4 hours away. When we got to the dock, we had to wait for almost an hour until we could get our car into ... Read more
VolzCruiser
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,389 forum post
2 helpful votes
Review Carnival Ecstasy April 25th This cruise review is how I perceived things and may not be how others perceived them. Both my DW and I are both Platinum cruiser and know what to expect on a Carnival Cruise. Pre Cruise My DW ... Read more
hoopsreferee2001
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are a family of four, with two children under the age of 10. We sailed on spring break, and took the same itinerary and port last year, with the lone exception being the ship was the Carnival Fantasy, rather than the Ecstasy. This is ... Read more
drea815
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This cruise was my 4th. I have sailed with carnival about 10 years ago and the last 2 times i sailed with NCL. Out of all of cruises I have been on this was the worst. My state room was on the 7th floor near the mail lobby (I really ... Read more
Sbuxmom
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Had an absolute amazing time on my recent cruise. I travel with my husband 2 sons 5 and 12 and in a separate cabin mother-in-law and family friend. We stayed on the 5th floor at the front of the ship. I had an interior room MIL had a ... Read more

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