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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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755 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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TBandKcruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Let me start by saying my wife and I love to cruise. Best adventure in the world.... Breaking down the good and the bad for this cruise. Location: Port of Charleston - 3 hour drive vs 8 hours was thought to be beneficial. ... Read more
Jenniferd143
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We had a great vacation on the Carnival Ecstasy ship to Nassau and Half Moon Cay Bahamas. This was my daughters (6 years old ) first cruise and she loved it! The water park on this boat was a huge hit with her and the Kids club was a lot ... Read more
glynnis_thorpe@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was the cheapest and I had kids, in laws, parents....basically a large group of people traveling with me. I had been on this ship before and knew it wasn't a luxury cruise. However, I was expecting ... Read more
rtibits
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is a very smelly ship. Cigarette smoke was everywhere and they even allowed it in a common area. There is a bar that you must walk by and sit next to for many of the activities and this is a smoking bar. You will reek of smoke all day ... Read more
jennyrieswilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We went on the Carnival Ecstasy on June 15. When we got to the port, our car overheated and broke down. This could of been an absolute nightmare for our family of five. Instead two wonderful men by the names of Jeff and Michael came to ... Read more

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Rbk123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
littlebeachcomber
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this is my first cruise and I think that might make me a bit more forgiving. My husband and I chose to cruise out of Charleston because it's only an 1 1/2 hour drive from our house. This was to be our ... Read more
Eddie-1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
gamecoc430
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Port of Charleston is near our home (less than 2 hrs drive) and all our previous cruises with Carnival have been great. We traveled with our daughter, son-in-law and grandson, his first cruise. We had connecting rooms that made it easy ... Read more
jsfromsc
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
856 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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

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CharlestonD
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
3 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
ReginaKing
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 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
13 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
7 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

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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
40 forum posts
3 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
sarahmoy10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
6 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
13 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
13 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
117 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
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

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