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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by 2csons: New Year's Eve Ecstasy was a blast!

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 4.5
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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New Year's Eve Ecstasy was a blast!

Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

The boarding process in Port Canaveral was the smoothest of any cruise we have been on. We checked most of our luggage with the porters & carried on the rest of our bags. Our room (E51) was ready promptly at 1:15 as promised. My children(ages 8 & 12) were very excited to have a cabin with a window. Our room & the rest of the ship was immaculate. I had read some reviews saying how old & run down the ship was. The bright color changing walls in the atrium didn't bother us in the least. It is truly a fun ship!

We did the anytime dining & were fine with having to wait a few minutes before being seated. We met some friends & wanted to dine with them on ew Year's Eve & after some very persuasive begging, they were able to seat our friend with us even though they had the early dining in another dining room. The fun energy on the Lido deck leading up to the countdow of 2011 was phenomenal! We will definitely do another NYE cruise. Food was great. Lines to the MongolianWok were More always longer than any other, but didn't bother us at all.:)

Half Moon Cay was our second stop. It was by far, the best ever excursion we have ever experienced! We rented the cabana(#11) & loved everything about it. My husband who is fair skinned much appreciated the shade with fans, not to mention the snacks & drinks that came with the cabana rental. Having our snorkel gear & swim mats all ready for us, was a big plus! This was well worth the money. We stayed the entire day & were on the very last ferry back to the boat. Staff very friendly & helpful. There are only 15 or so cabanas, so book early. Great thing was the seclusion from the other thousands of guests. :)) Less

Published 01/11/12

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Cabin review: 6EE51 Ocean View

Great location to main atrium made it easy to get back "home" after a full day &night of fun!

Port and Shore Excursions

We had been to Nassau before, so we did not do any excursions. We went into town to do a little shopping. Half Moon Cay was our other port & it was fabulous! We rented the cabana & were so pleased with it! There are only 15 or so, so book early.
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