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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by rdavidnann

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Carnival Ecstasy
Carnival Ecstasy
Member Name: rdavidnann
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: 4I
Cabin Number: R231
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Ship Facts: Carnival Ecstasy Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Carnival Ecstasy Deck Plans
Snorkeling Cruise
Our main focus for this cruise was snorkeling. In Freeport we shared a taxi van ($8 pp each way) to a beautiful secluded beach at Paradise Cove Resort. The reef was 200yds. off shore so a bit of a swim but we saw a stingray, a turtle, lots of beautiful fish & coral. There was lunch there if desired--for a fee. We just took a bunch of fruit from the buffet to snack on. We were there 4 hrs. & just had a set time for the taxi to return for us. Some people just enjoyed the beach. It was so lovely to be away from the crowds on some beaches.

Then on Half Moon Cay (it is beautiful too & plenty to see & do). the snorkeling was disappointing but it was wavy so we body surfed & had a good time. The meal furnished by the ship was great but a bit of a walk from the entrance after departing the tenders.

We've been to Nassau many times so we stayed on the boat this time, relaxed by the pool & played "corn hole" up on the stage by the pool. In Nassau we've done a small cat snorkeling tour, or we've just walked the city up to the Queen's Staircase & fort (small fee). One time we took a city bus to Cable beach. Also we've taken a water taxi to Atlantis & just walked around inside it which is BEAUTIFUL!! You can spend as little or as much & see all the island has to offer.

We really enjoyed the Ecstasy--an older, classic ship. We met a lot of great people, did "Our time" dining for the first time & REALLY liked it. The food was great, service great & as Ballroom dancers (in learning) we did get to do a lot of dancing. A young band, Samantha the singer, played a variety of music styles & took requests. Enjoyed the 2 shows & participated in line dancing at sail-off & the deck party with Mex. buffet. A cruise is always what you make it--plan to have a great time, meet new "friends" & you'll have a great cruise.

I always save the "FUN TIMES"; are you looking for anything in particular? Formal night was the 2nd night, Deck party & Mex. buffet the 3rd night, Superstar Karaoke & Quest the 4th night. Carnival always has plenty to do.

Publication Date: 10/11/12
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