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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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713 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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CruiseAddict1215
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I live in Fort Myers, FL so the drive over to Miami is only about 2 1/2 hours for me. For that reason we booked this as a fun, family weekend getaway and an opportunity to take our 7 year old son on his first cruise that didn't break the ... Read more
maryv83
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We drove from Orlando to Miami and it took us about 3 1/2 hours. The parking lot was confusing, but other than that was close to the spot of the boat. We purchased Faster to the Fun prior to boarding and I'm so glad we did. We were able ... Read more
vanamarie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
While planning a girl's weekend recently, the bride picked Carnival because she had heard about the "younger" crowd and wanted to have a good time where the cruise was geared toward younger people. Apparently it was a popular ... Read more
CARNIVALCRUISE3
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
138 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I have sailed on 23 Cruises(22 on Carnival and 1 on NCL). I have mostly sailed on 4,6, and 7 day cruises, and on three 3 day cruises. I live 30 minutes away from the Port of Miami. This was Labor Day Weekend. The ship was full of ... Read more
fairiefire
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
My first cruise. Husband and I wanted a quiet weekend away that was budget-friendly and many friends had suggested cruising; we chose Carnival because it was the cheapest of the lines leaving the weekend we needed to fill. A person who ... Read more

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msharris313@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The customer service was terrible. I had to re-direct several staff members on their rudeness and lack of customer services. Also my room was nasty. Upon my arrival i called guest services because there was hair all over my sheets and in ... Read more
hcohen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When I plan a vacation I invest a lot of time and effort.. I look at reviews I research prices. This time was not different.. I knew this was an older ship, I knew we would overnight in Nassau. I have booked cruises on other carriers on ... Read more
SAtravel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised! The cabin was very comfortable, and we must say, the person in charge, Ivan, together with his assistant, we found very friendly and helpful and ... Read more
tomwellons
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
I am a paramedic by trade and I sat poolside watching all the potential lawsuits from unattended kids in the pool area. I filled out the survey on Carnivals site, urging them to stop concentrating on pushing poolside alcohol and hire 2 ... Read more
jonrob
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will say right up front that we are Carnival people through and through. We have tried all the other major lines and, for our money, Carnival is the only way to go. We work hard for our money, and we believe in getting the best value we ... Read more

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dcorbett70
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The evaluation of the Carnival Ecstasy completely depends upon your perspective. No, it does not compare to some of the nicer ships or more upscale lines. But, if you consider the price, it is a very reasonable value for the price. ... Read more
Donzey560
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just got off of the Carnival Ecstasy today. This was my third cruise and my second Carnival Cruise. I was nervous because my other experience with Carnival was the Splendor which is one of the newer/larger ships. The Ecstasy is one of ... Read more
Mank98
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Overall we had a great time on the Carnival Ecstasy...had lots of fun in Key West and Cozumel. The ship is a bit outdated. But that being said if it is your first cruise and have no other ships to compare it to you will enjoy it. I had ... Read more
MrsCokecola
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I must say I was a little terrified going on a cruise. It seemed like every time me and my husband made plans to go on a cruise the movie Titanic would come on then I would change my mind about going lol. But this time I decided to conquer ... Read more
wflcommissioner
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall- My wife and I decided to take our 2 oldest grandchildren, ages 10 & 6, on their first cruise. For the most part, we are very easy going, just enjoy things as they happen, and can make the best out of any situation. I believe ... Read more

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Coachdew
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Just came home from our cruise, our 2nd, but first for the daughter. We've had a good experience overall with wait staff, housekeeping etc. This ship is old, and needs updating. Only one pool and is small. rooms are smaller than we had on ... Read more
cruise_girl2002
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1,045 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was my 19th cruise with Carnival. I just recently moved to Ft. Myers (about 2 hours from Miami) but decided to start vacation a day early. I drove into Miami the night before and stayed at the Marriott Biscayne Bay. VERY nice hotel, ... Read more
Mayertwins1
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I have already been on here in 2014 and at first I enjoyed it. This Cruise is perfect for a nice getaway. The embarkation was fast and easy. The ship its self is very old and sometimes I got kind of bored. The mini golf and jogging track ... Read more
damsca
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The price was too high for the fun and the experience I had at this ship and the trip overall, we stopped at 1 port only. I paid same amount for 5 days full of fun stopped at 3 ports. The entertainment onboard was very poor and boring, the ... Read more
nursefrey@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our 5th Carnival Cruise in one year (our first ever cruise was in March 2014 on the Sunshine). We treated our adult children to this Memorial Day cruise. Our daughter had been on her first cruise in March 2015 (Carnival ... Read more

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linnealee
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
583 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Boarding took awhile as my mother opted to go on board viz a wheelchair in case her knee was hurting. They have staff from the ship come off it and then bring wheelchair people on. The lifeboat drill was confusing and we were unsure ... Read more
cmecruise1962
Member Since 2006
1 review
567 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I just came back from a 4 day cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy with my 75 year old mom, who had open heart surgery in March. I really tried hard to make sure everything went smoothly…best laid plans and all that!! Embarkation: I ... Read more
Jstevens517
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
My husband and I used carnival for our first anniversary. From the very moment we stepped on the ship we were very underwhelmed. The staff was not joyful, the deck 10 buffet food was not good, unflavorful, our room had bunk beds when we ... Read more
kiarae
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I've previously been on a Carnival cruise, and had a decent experience- good, friendly service, overall good food, a clean room with no issues in it. The cheaper Carnival cruises all seem to be budget cruises- small rooms, lack of ... Read more
kellinerau
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on a cruise for me, my two sisters, and my dad's birthday and this is how my birthday cruise went. The boat was small, my room had food stuck to the carpet between the beds, the window in my room was so dirty you couldn't see out ... Read more

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