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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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765 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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TheZipsinItaly
Member Since 2006
1 review
5 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I are in our early 40's and this was our fifth cruise, second with Carnival and our first out of the port of Charleston. We drove from Virginia and were very surprised at the 45 minute wait to pay for parking and drop off ... Read more
Micrandall
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We recently we cruised with our family. This was my husband and my 3rd cruise (2nd with Carnival). My children ages 14, 12, and 10 werk aboard with us, as we're my in laws. We found the overall experience to very enjoyable and ... Read more
Justin1979
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Let me start out with I gave this cruise 4 star but really was more like 3.5 and I'll explain. My wife and decided to take short get away before our sons travel baseball season started. This marks our 8th carnival cruise and 10th ... Read more
erobison6786
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all, Charleston is the worst port ever. You might as well be going to a shed to leave your vehicle, for $85 parking!!! They sneak that in there while you're in line. This is the most unorganized thing I've ever seen. There is no ... Read more
skemlov
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
They say you get what you pay for, we paid for a great time and got it. My husband and I have cruised twice before, but this was my girls (18 & 20) first time. We needed something inexpensive and able to fit into our spring break ... Read more

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reborn4ever
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The people employed by Carnival were A+. The rooms were smaller than our other cruises. C Entertainment, well you had to make your own. D- On-board service was great. A+ Small ship so getting on and off was a breeze. A I ... Read more
ellysiab
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I took my three daughters (Aged 18, 18 and 21) on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas. The ship was awful. Firstly, do NOT buy the faster to the fun pass. It made no difference at all. We paid extra for that benefit and we were told we ... Read more
seeotterdee@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise and 3 generations. My in-laws decided they wanted to do a cruise and brought the kids (us) and the baby, my 3 year old niece. Since half live in Virginia and the other half live in North Carolina this was a easy ... Read more
kidztherapy02
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband requested a standby wheelchair before boarding due to being disabled that we never found. Ordered case of water the day before our cruise and it quoted us online the time it would be in the room. He needed it to take his ... Read more
spookygirl49
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My mom and I picked this cruise because we wanted something to do in the middle of the winter (between other trips). It was close, we're in Georgia, it was reasonably priced, and we hadn't been to the Bahamas before. Overall, we enjoyed ... Read more

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antiques on edisto
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
we just returned from a five nite cruise to the Bahamas. we are fairly experienced and I am here to tell you it was so much fun in so many ways. first of all it is affordable. secondly the food and service ....especially in the dining ... Read more
cruisernurse1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We leave near Charleston, so we chose this cruise because the port is so close. The ship is a bit dated but still nice. This was our first cruise so I was a bit shocked at how tiny the rooms are. It was tight even for just the 2 of us. ... Read more
Shortcake16
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
This was my husband's 15th cruise on Carnival, and my 4th. We have also cruised other cruise lines and have never had an experience like this. We went out of Charleston, SC, which is very convenient since we live in Columbia. The ... Read more
Cakelady2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Carnival Ecstasy is showing her age. She is in need a some updates, but all in all she's a great ship. The crew was fantastic! Our every need and desire was met and we were treated like special guest all the time. The ... Read more
RockHillGuys
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
I would like to preface my review by stating I am no expert in cruising but I do have some experience sailing with Carnival Cruise Lines. I have sailed on Carnival Victory four (4) times and one (1) time each on Carnival Destiny, Carnival ... Read more

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Ironman1989
Member Since 2015
1 review
34 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second cruise, but the first on Ecstasy. This may be one of Carnival's older ships, but it is very well maintained. The crew was constantly cleaning and maintaining the ship. I don't think I ever saw a speck of dust anywhere. ... Read more
ukoldav
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
Carnival has a welcome desk at Miami Int. Airport where you check-in, no line, and take a bus transfer to ship. We were relaxing on Lido deck with a delicious lunch and sunshine of Miami Port in no time. Carnival Ecstasy was a good ... Read more
faeriemom03
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I read through so many reviews before my husband and I took our cruise in January, that I thought I should come back and share our experience as well! We sailed to Key West and Cozumel on the Carnival Ecstasy at the end of January. It was ... Read more
workatabank
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
142 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
Lamar Cheeks
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
423 forum posts
My wife and I won a "free cruise" when we bought into a time share a couple of years ago. TAV was the name of the service that administered the "free cruise," which of course was limited in dates and ships. Carnival ... Read more

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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,676 forum posts
5 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
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
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
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
5 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

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