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bcardos
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my birthday cruise for turning 65. We had planned to do a European River Cruise this year but life got in the way and on the spur of the moment we decided to try something close by - Charleston, SC for a quick 5 day break to the ... Read more
deborah9
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first cruise so we were not sure what to find , only went by what other people told us. I booked with a travel agent that was fine . the food in the dining rooms was very small portion and coffee cold , I thought people ... Read more
Green water junkie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We like cruising out of Charleston because it's only a 31/2 hr away from Charlotte, NC. Parking at the port was quick, and both embarkation and debarkation the same. The ship was well run and clean. Our cabin (M211) was well maintained ... Read more
smokeyglenn
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise is for people who are more concerned with value than luxury. This ship is older and needs to be updated. The crew was very nice and courteous and the people on the ship were very friendly. unfortunately, the food wasn't very ... Read more
Specialist001
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because my boyfriend and I wanted to get away for his birthday. He does not yet have a passport, so it was the perfect opportunity to travel out of the country and he not need one. This was his 1st cruise, but my 3rd, ... Read more
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Pinkyoshi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I always have cruised with Carnival and I have been on this ship 3 times now. I hardly write reviews but we felt like this is worth one. We sailed last year on a 5 night cruise and it was different this time. First off the music that was ... Read more
Bmit
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I was given this cruise as a gift. I enjoyed every last second of my trip! I would definitely go again however, I traveled with 1 16 year old and would take another teen with him next time to give him some company. There wasn't much on ... Read more
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macarole
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Faster to the Fun, good value, 1 price per cabin, got on quickly, got priorities to get to shore Room was ok, I booked an indoor room, no window, plenty of room for 2 people, queen bed was made from 2 twin beds, comfortable, who stays ... Read more
BrianP.
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
2nd cruise out of Charleston(Awesome city!!). Cruise port is only a few hours from our home so that is the primary reason for choosing Carnival and Charleston. My wife and I really wanted to enjoy this cruise but there were aspects that ... Read more
gunnytammy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Arrived at port and turned in luggage, no problems Went threw check in, yes they do take the drinks out of the 12 pack and then repack and tape shut, silly and a waste of time if you ask me. Unlike newer Carnival ships you board on the ... Read more
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lynnc2015
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because it sails out of Charleston S.C. And we are so glad we did. My husband and I stayed in an outside stateroom and were traveling with another couple. We enjoyed the cruise very much. We especially enjoyed ... Read more
tmrothman
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
The boarding process took us about an hour once we parked our car. A good tip is to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and drop your bags with the bag drop folks. You have to wait about an hour until they allow you to park your vehicle. Once you park, ... Read more
justpiddlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Convenient sailing from Charleston SC. New procedure for boarding, staggered time. They don't let you on the ship as early as in the past. Could not park until 11:30a.m. So you sit in car, could be hot for summer cruises. Hopefully they ... Read more
MissLuLu
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! My husband & I went with 40 other Realtors from NC & SC for a Continuing Education trip. We were supposed to be on a 5 day Bahama cruise but we were informed Tuesday night/Wednesday morning that the ship was ... Read more
kaylacrigler
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We decided to take this cruise out of Charleston SC because we have two children and being from North Carolina it was easier for us to get to..... That being said i think thats the only positive. We recieved a phone call from carnival ... Read more
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AJJ090
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Where do I begin with all the issues we encountered on this cruise? First of all, the cruise was delayed by 6 hours (should have sailed 4:00 p.m.) did not leave Charleston port until 10:00 p.m. Carnival called us but did not leave a ... Read more
ncpiggie
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
111 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This ship was delayed in Freeport coming out of dry dock due to storms. It is a long story but it was a mess! We were to leave Charleston, SC at 4pm, It was about 10 pm or a little later that we departed the dock. I actually purchased ... Read more
thisisnotright
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
While this cruise/ship is not the most elegant, it certainly is a lot of value. Our cabin was quite adequate (an inside cabin) as we spend very little time in it. The food was quite good, especially in the dining ... Read more
rogie03
Member Since 2017
1 review
The Bad 1.)Ship was 5 hours late, did not sail form port until after 10:00 pm 2.)Pool was empty for half of the trip so no swimming. 3.)there were multiple busted water lines causing us to walk though soggy carpet the whole trip, ... Read more
dprice1834
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
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wisnir
Member Since 2015
7 reviews
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
5 helpful votes
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
7 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
Staci0615
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
169 forum posts
6 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
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