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71% Loved It
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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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2016
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713 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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workatabank
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
142 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
At the last minute we decided to take a cruise for 4 women--moms and daughters--- (we flew to Fort Lauderdale and took the South Florida Shuttle $70.00 to Miami..We stayed one night pre cruise at the Miami Holiday Inn ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,586 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
About the Reviewer: I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the 1/18/16 sailing of the Carnival Ecstasy to Key West, FL and Cozumel, MX. This was my 34th cruise and 3rd time sailing with Carnival. I previously sailed Carnival in ... Read more
Lucymiami
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As a prior passenger commented, we were also somewhat concerned about the incident that took place, a week before our cruise, whereby an elevator repair man tragically lost his life. As if that wasn't enough, we also had to contend with ... Read more
alanmpa2005
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our trip included our family of 4 including our son and daughter who were 4 and 6 at the time of the cruise. Before the trip began, it didn't start off well. We booked over the phone with Carnival and were told we were going to receive a ... Read more
TVKW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Were are recent "Empty Nesters" and travel frequently, just never did the cruise thing. Boarding was better than we anticipated and really easy but we sprung for priority boarding - worth the extra $50 for us. Drove to the ... Read more
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adjm57fy5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
this was my 4th cruise with carnival and i am not quite sure what the bad reviews have to say, but I also can't say that I wasn't disappointed with some things on this ship in relation to the other carnival ships i have been on. our room ... Read more
qtfromfl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cabin was extremely clean as was the rest of the ship. Staff was very attentive to making sure all needs were being met. Staff was all around ship cleaning. We were asked if we wanted room cleaned in morning or evening which is a plus for ... Read more
Purple68
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My children and I decided to take the cruise during the Christmas holiday in place of more clothes, video games, tech things they already had. Boarding the ship was okay, lots of places to "check in" with each station doing ... Read more
misber
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had an overall enjoyable time on this cruise despite minor annoyances from my cruise companions. I believe this type of cruise ship is perfect for those wanting an inexpensive and brief vacation. I would not recommend it for longer ... Read more
iahawkize
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,010 forum post
0 helpful votes
First of f let me say that I sometimes wonder what cruise some of these reviewers have been on. One review positive 4-5 stars and one review 1 star for the same cruise! Knowing that the Ecstasy is an older ship gave me pause, and you ... Read more

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cruisecritic6989
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I don't even know where to begin. First let me start by saying, typically we only cruise on royal caribbean (one of the most amazing cruise lines) but we decided to give carnival a shot. I can say 100% they blew there shot 110%. Very ... Read more
gomezfamilymatriarch
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was very inexpensive so our expectations were a little lower than they normally would be. But the staff overall offered service that was above and beyond. We were traveling with our two small children. They enjoyed the kids' ... Read more
AFAM348
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
A group of us sailed Nov. 30 @ Miami on the Ecstacy. Priority boarding turned out to be slower than those in our group that didn't have priority. Seems like everyone at Miami were brand new employees so that's ok. We weren't in a hurry ... Read more
funmaru
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our third cruise with Carnival. Embarkation wasn't too bad. Once we got on board we went to eat lunch. We were a bit disppointed that there was no Guy's Burger on this ship but the buffet was very good (Please note that I'm not ... Read more
kenlmhc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Carnival Ectasy is old, and has seen better days. The décor is dated, and it does not have a lot of the amenities of most of the other ships. This was my 5th cruise on Carnival, and the only one where I was less then impressed. ... Read more

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First_cruis
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The title is what my wife said to me yesterday as we were leaving tea time. A little background: she is a platinum and her parents diamonds, me a first time cruiser. When her family heard that we were going on a cruise, they were so ... Read more
Family5Cruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was a last minute family cruise after Thanksgiving. It consisted of my husband, myself, and our three kids (10, 9, and 6). I had been on one Carnival cruise 7 years ago as a girls trip and then a Disney cruise 3 years go with the ... Read more
cottofebo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The people at the port are rude. My mom had issues withe lost documents, they held her in a room giving her hopes that she was able to embark, one minute before they told us she couldn't embark, lots of confusion and stress created ... Read more
Bluetiful1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I was terrified about the trip, I have read the other reviews and I didn't experience anything other than fun and entertainment. Maybe they picked the wrong time of year to cruise. I'm a very picky woman ... Read more
PartyPlansPlus
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and it was a chartered cruise so I know that some of our experience would be different than some cruises insofar as the entertainment because that was included in the chartered package so I won't count that. We ... Read more

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orocha
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I like to give detailed reviews on my cruises because the more detailed it is the more helpful I think it would be for other cruisers: We went to the C. Ecstasy from Oct. 30th - Nov. 2nd/2015. FOOD: The food on the main dinning room, ... Read more
MsSheldonCooper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Got a Carnival gift card with some reward points - having never been on a cruise before, decided to give Carnival a try. If I had to describe the cruise in one word, that word would be GHETTO! Most of the passengers looked like escaped ... Read more
Adalberto
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This ship is old, shaky and noisy...I was on cabin M192 and literally could not sleep with the engine sound! At times, the water on faucet and shower would come dark, kind of brown in color. In Key West, we docked at 7:30AM, and ship left ... Read more
TheThomas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
First the good. Ocean view room was very nice. Entertainment and activities were very excellent. Caught a Motown show that was super. Comedy club was awesome. Best entertainment on the ship. Excursions (Key West and Cozumel) were ... Read more
Scwilson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was my first cruise! I will not be going back on another cruise! We decided to book a cruise for our Honeymoon! We purchased Faster to the Fun passes, so we could Embark early. (Haha that was a joke, we had to wait 30 mins because ... Read more

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