Best Cruise Ever: Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by HerbertHanson
Overall Member Rating
Best Cruise Ever
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Dinner the first night, and every night, was great. We were greeted by our wait staff Roy, Josephine, and Noel. All three were the best wait staff that I have ever seen. They put on little shows each night, and the service that we received was top notch. I would, and will, sail with Carnival again just because of the service. One of the waiters, Iwayan, knew that I drank a lot of soda. So every night when I came to the dinning room he would have soda waiting for me, plus he would never let my glass get empty. The food was also excellent, but the service was the best. As with any cruise liner you can order whatever you wanted from the menu, and Roy would bring it right to you. If you forgot to order something Roy would bring it right to us. I am not kidding the service was the best that I have ever received.
I will say that one of my two complaints comes from the announcement page. They left this kinda newspaper in your room and we missed out on formal night, because they called it elegant night. I know that it is a small thing about wording, but we were a little sad so we made the last night on our cruise formal night.
There was always something to do while on the ship and while on the shore. We signed up for two excursions, and yes it did seem that time flew by while we were off the ship. But once back on the ship there was always something to do. Every night but one had a show. And every night I was impressed by everyone of the performers. The entertainment director, Steve, did a great job putting the shows together and keeping us entertained. My second complaint is the male signer was a little to Freddy Mercury like for me. He was to "flamboyant" and that took a little bit away from the show for me. The signers we trying to hard to scream into the microphone instead of sing. The female singer did it once or twice, but the male singer did in constantly which made it extremely hard to understand him. But the dancers made the shows entertaining!I should also say that the assistant activities director was one of the funniest people that I have ever met. He had me laughing from beginning to end. I also attended the comedy shows and found that it was extremely funny. I liked the fact that they had two kinds of shows one for families and one for adults. Both were funny and was glad to see that they had something for families.
The food was great and fun was had by all. One of the best moments so far in my life and we are already planning our next cruise. Great job Carnival Ecstay staff and crew!
I also wanted to mention that everyone from the staff learned mine and my wife's name. My parents and in-laws were on the opposite side of the ship and even their steward, Agung, learned our names and greeted us every morning. the night before we departed the ship my parents had not received information about debating the ship, Agung immediately gave them the information and made sure that they had no other issues in the morning before getting off the ship. I would definitely recommend the Carnival Ecstay to all my friends and family. Less