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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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732 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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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
2 helpful votes
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
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

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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
1 helpful vote
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
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

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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
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

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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
151 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
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

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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
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

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