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dcwalker
Member Since 2011
1 review
161 forum posts
9 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
3 helpful votes
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
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
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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
5 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
Inigo Montoya13
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 forum posts
5 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
156 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
3 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
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Cltphotog
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
Sthrncrusr
Member Since 2012
1 review
129 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Ecstasy. Our first time two years ago left a little to be desired. This time however, was as good as our cruise last summer on the Dream! I'll highlight below: -chose this as a bday celebration for our ... Read more
dulcimergirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,828 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise, as a Vacation for my sister. She flew into Charleston on Thursday, and we were supposed to tour Charleston on friday ,but that didn't happen.. Embarkation we easy,, we just walked on, I am Platinum, so it was easy. ... Read more
ncstapletons
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a quick getaway and departure port would eliminate airfare. We read plenty of reviews prior to boarding so our expectations would be accurate. I have sailed twice with Carnival in the past and three times with NCL. ... Read more
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Leslie29545
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our second time on the ship. Both times were a great experience for us. This was the cruise that the lady went overboard which made the last day sad; however, the crew did everything they could to make it enjoyable. Every crew ... Read more
cruisequenn
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because able to drive to Charleston. We have sailed out of Charleston before and knew the routine. Embarkation was behind schedule because previous cruise arrived later because of tropical storm. Thankfully we are vip ... Read more
gamecoc430
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second trip on this ship this summer and our experiences were very different this trip. Overall, we had a good time, staff did everything to make us feel welcome adn took care of our basic needs. We just sailed on this ... Read more
kicker
Member Since 2005
15 reviews
4,566 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Our cruising history includes an old Carnival cruise 30 years ago, and, since getting back into cruising about ten years ago, 12 Royal Caribbean cruises, one Celebrity, one Princess cruise. This Carnival cruise was chosen for the ... Read more
Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
845 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We went on this cruise to have a short cruise for our grand-daughters' first cruise. They had a great time....It took a long time once we entered the parking area to actually get parked. Don't know why we waited so long to get sorted ... Read more
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DanusLight
Member Since 2006
1 review
632 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was a last minute booking. We booked a suite guarantee and we were assigned U103, a grand suite. Parking and getting to the ship is just short of chaos. The line of cars to drop off luggage, pay for parking and then be directed to a ... Read more
mmatwood7
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
As someone who has lived in Charleston for five years, I often saw the Carnival Ships at port and was so curious. I finally decided to book one with my boyfriend, for our anniversary. Embarkation went smoothly and quickly. We purchased the ... Read more
Montauklady
Member Since 2013
1 review
352 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
wanting a quick short getaway cruise, we choose this ship because we live right outside Charleston. Embarking was well run, took us no time to get onboard ship. Suite category gets priority embark. Disembark was even better. We left ... Read more
Hkenn35
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and will probably be my last. The Carnvial Ecstasy is so outdated...I felt like I was in a time machine back to 1991. We sprung for the larger room which I highly recommend, as it will be the only place to regain ... Read more
BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
3,806 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a nice get away to the Bahamas. First time in 14 Carnival Cruises that we wold be going to Half Moon Cay. Booked this last October while sailing on the Breeze. We wanted a cruise in the summer to fill the gap until the December ... Read more
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