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BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
3,807 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
map92
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for 2 reasons, 1, We wanted to visit Charleston and 2, we wanted to go to Half Moon Cay. Both were great! Can't say the same for the ship. Its old, made LOTS of noises, and smelled bad in the bathroom the whole time. ... Read more
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cruisinpack2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This is a short review of our cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy out of Charleston SC 8/20/2016 – 8/25/2016. I have read many reviews on this older ship, but do not agree with some of the negative comments. The Ecstasy was clean and ... Read more
simonluxmt
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we had family visitors and wanted to combine a cruise with a stay in Charleston. Compared to Port Canaveral, this port is slightly more disorganized. I suspect that there is not enough cruise passenger volume to ... Read more
gatormom108
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
62 forum posts
8 helpful votes
If you are currently booked on this cruise, please do not panic by the reviews you have read. I know that I sure did! This was my 15th cruise, but my first time sailing with Carnival. I was sailing with my husband and two of our older ... Read more
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dwayneh
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We went on our first cruise in August for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were a little hesitant because, while the reviews were good overall, the bad reviews were REALLY bad. Two of the common themes were: 1. The ship is old, run ... Read more
tmcpherson
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We've now been on 4 cruises. The way we have originally chosen cruises was price, destination, and where it's leaving out of. Now, we are at a point where we would probably start choosing the cruise based on the boat. Went out of ... Read more
leb704
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose Carnival Ecstasy because the port was close to home. I did enjoy my time on the ship, but being that it's a smaller class ship we ran out of things to do and spent most of our time in library playing games. My six year old son ... Read more
jfelliott@live.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was my second cruise with Carnival and my daughter's (12) first one. She LOVED the Circle C activities and met many friends, leaving me to enjoy the ship! I know now why it's the "Fun Ship". The Comedy Club and the Stripes ... Read more
redsoxnel
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
30 helpful votes
My wife and I went on this cruise out of Charleston with another couple. This was my 5th time cruising with carnival, (all in the last 5 years) and my 2nd time out of Charleston. My very first cruise was out of Charleston in 2011 on the ... Read more
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slinguini
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was convenient and sailed out of Charleston. It only took about an hour to board and start our vacation. That was probably the smoothest embarkation we've ever had. The first thing that struck me was the ... Read more
TheCuzaco
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The embarkation was full of carnival employees that seemed bothered by their job. No smiles and all seemed irritated to be working there. This seemed to be the mood of most on the ship as well. The food was sub par to the royal Caribbean ... Read more
jljnsuger@sc.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the convenience of sailing out of Charleston (only a 2 hour drive from our home.) We had a wonderful cruise and would cruise again on the Ecstasy and from Charleston. We are a family of four with 2 early 20's adult ... Read more
police2365
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I have cruised before on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. This was our first time using Carnival. Our cruise left from Charleston SC and sailed to Nassau and Half Moon Key. From reading other reviews I was leery of leaving from Charleston as ... Read more
J.T.O.
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
If anyone ever wants to take a sensationally epic cruise that is full of adventure, fun and camaraderie with everyone you meet Carnival Ecstasy is the way to go! Everyone on board is so gracious, kind and helpful! They made our first ... Read more
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aburr
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We had an amazing time being pampered on the Carnival Ecstasy! Loved the Faster to the Fun option that allowed us to bypass the longer check-in lines and exit lines. Worth the $49 dollar per room charge to have access to this level of ... Read more
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TBandKcruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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
11 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
11 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
5 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
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jennyrieswilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
Rbk123
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
TropicalBeach7
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We enjoyed Carnival Ecstasy from Charleston to the Bahamas. Immediately after booking, we booked Faster to the Fun in the Excursion options. It allowed us to smoothly enter to receive our room card and be among the first to board the ... Read more
littlebeachcomber
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
15 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
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