Old faithful: Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by muddatucka
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The staff was extremely friendly and helpful! They memorized our names on day one and used them to address us every time we saw them. The pool was very small, the hottubs were crowded...the Serenity deck was nice but lots of stairs to get to it. (My friends had difficulty walking them) The food in the Panarama deck was fair, the dining room provided very good meals, More although our waiter lacked a 'helper' on the last day and busted his butt with not enough assistance while working up a sweat trying to accommodate all of us...KUDOS to him! There wasn't enough entertainment at the pool area compared to my first cruise.
I believe I detected bed bugs (I woke with many little bites for two of the nights there) in the bunk that fell from the wall to sleep on. Very hard to get into it (had to step onto the other bed to crawl up on it. Hit my head a couple of times!)
The casino area leading into the bar area was so inundated with cigarette smoke, that I had trouble breathing. While walking through there, the music was much too loud for the small area it was.
The way this ship is cut up, is difficult to find your way around. The elevators announced the floor as you reached it, but by the third day, it stated the wrong floors...older guests were exiting them very confused!
I will cruise again, but not on this ship. Less
The pull down bed was very difficult to climb up into. Nothing to hold any belongings while up there. ..and with all the technology aboard nowadays...ONLY 1 outlet for charging electronics...curling irons, etc. No blow dryers (many offer this)
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