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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
782 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
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
40 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
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ncfuncpl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
160 forum posts
4 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
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
6 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
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dulcimergirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,830 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
18 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
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
27 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
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kicker
Member Since 2005
15 reviews
4,635 forum posts
13 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
864 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
DanusLight
Member Since 2006
1 review
653 forum posts
4 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
362 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
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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
3,839 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
58 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
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