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Carnival Ecstasy

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822 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews
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Edreilly70347034
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Bill568
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
83 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Whenever there is a new different ship or itinerary out of Charleston we try to make it . Bermuda is a place you need to make sure you go when you can . It is NOT in the Caribbean . All of the island is very pretty . Having arrival times ... Read more
Hairychestrunerup
Member Since 2016
1 review
Never been there before and the ship was suppose to be docked for 3 days ,. carnival estascy , cabin was noise from engines , away from couples we were traveling with ,not what we had ask for . Dining was also not what we requested due to ... Read more
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cruise_mojo
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
972 forum posts
3 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
mamawsnest
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
684 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We took this cruise for my grandsons graduation(early)/birthday. It was during his fall break from school and the closest port to home. Embarkation was quick and painless once out of the line to park. Our check-in time was 11;30-12:00 . ... 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
2 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
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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
bluewaterlovers
Member Since 2015
1 review
61 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We have taken quite a few cruises in the past and Carnival is still our favorite cruise line even though we are sailing with Norwegian in February. Carnival felt bad about our cruise being shortened by hurricane Matthew and really ... Read more
cal3san
Member Since 2016
1 review
I booked this cruise for me and my lady friend through Travels and Tours aboard MCAS, Cherry Point, NC. Given that it was not known to us until we boarded the ship the destination had been changed from Bahamas to Cozumel, Mexicio due to ... Read more
dcwalker
Member Since 2011
1 review
161 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Best cruise ever! My husband and I (yup! just us this time - all kids in college - no break for them in October) were on the ill-fated Ecstasy out of Charleston and into the whirlwind of Matthew. Carnival had to make some changes. First ... Read more
CountryCruiza
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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judagar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We planned this cruise for a fall break. Little did we know that "Matthew" had other plans! Kudos to Carnival for getting the ship out and to a different port. Original ports were Nassau, private island and Freeport. ... 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
779 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
4 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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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
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
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
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
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
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