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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

5

Average

8

Poor

6

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

238

Romantic Cruises

77

First-Time Cruisers

39

Entertainment Cruises

33

Senior Cruises

29

33 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to the Bahamas


pipsy26 avatar

pipsy26

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

If I could give this entire cruise a negative rating, I would.

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I have been on 3 Carnival Cruises and my wife has been on nearly 10 of them and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had on a cruise. First, I realize that we cannot control the weather but as another ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Tara_belle92

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do not go on this boat

I have been on 7 carnival cruises and I have enjoying every single one of them. This cruise was very dirty, the boat was very old, and there was rust everywhere. The bartenders at every single bar I'm not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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josiahw13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

This was the first cruise for my wife and I and we absolutely loved it. We tried to do some research before booking the cruise and asked some friends and family and they all said they enjoyed carnival. We do plan on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Sherricotton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The food stinks

This was our first cruise. Since it was our first cruise, we have nothing to compare it to. We had a wonderful time and I feel we were taken care of. However, the food sucked. No other word for it. We got the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Dee718 avatar

Dee718

1 Review Written

Loved every moment

I went on this cruise with my husband, two sons 22 and 15 , mother in law and sister in law. we had three rooms. everything was smooth and great. I give everyone from the cruise director leon, the dining staff ...
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Sail Date December 2018


rosealei avatar

rosealei

1 Review Written

Good but not great

Our group planned a couples trip for a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. It was my first time. It was a nice get-away from the monotony that life causes. The staff were extremely nice, going above and beyond, and made ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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nicandab

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I Have Ever Been On

Chose this because of the ports of call, and the much shorter driving distance to port (6 hours to Charleston, SC. vs. 16 to Florida ports). *REALLY* regretting that now. Terrible food, EXCEPT Guy Fieri's burgers. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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nerdiestotter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the best Carnival experience

My group of 13 in 4 cars all parked at the port and arrived about 11:30am. There was a small line that moved pretty smoothly. The lot is not covered like other ports. It was not very easy to navigate as the lines ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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fun for fun

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shopping and relaxing

firrst time on ecstasy. this cruise was going to a beach that we did'nt go to one year because of the weather. and the first time in a porthole room. it was a quiet floor. and it also went to nassau. the band was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JustUs326

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Stay away!!

My husband and I decided on this cruise because of the short driving distance to Charleston. We were celebrating our birthday and upcoming anniversary. Charleston is Charleston. Nothing new there. Our cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Cvance75 avatar

Cvance75

1 Review Written

Noisy ship

Thought the ease of porting out of Charleston would be great-only a 3 hour drive. That's one of the good things about this cruise. Our cabin was on deck 4 with a two portholes. While we were sailing it sounded like ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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WillPickles

2 Reviews Written

Just seemed average all around

I wasn't super impressed with the cleanliness of my room, to be honest. There seemed to be some dust, or maybe mold - the first night, my nose was going crazy. Also, aren't cruises supposed to have a ton of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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wakefj77

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable 5 days for the 13 of us!

We booked three cabins to celebrate my upcoming birthday. The cruise left Charleston right on time and we had remarkably good weather the entire trip with only a few brief showers. It is an older ship, but kept in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Cah3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy - First Time Cruiser

First, the embarkation on the ship went very quick. We had an embarkation appointment at 1:00 p.m, but we were with a group and your company called Jett Tours. We arrived early at around lunch time so 12:00 p.m. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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PBUR

1 Review Written

My First Cruise

This was my first cruise and I enjoyed myself so much that I didn't want it to end. The Carnival staff is just amazing! The cabin was so clean! The young men who cleaned our room Rust and Ting knew us by name and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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lilyep125

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise overall, a few issues

This was my 3rd carnival cruise (4th overall). It was mostly as expected for carnival. Good entertainment and good food. The ship is smaller and older than others I have been on but they have made some updates. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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MommaTravelsToo

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

GIrls Trip

This cruise was booked for a birthday celebration. The group included 11 ladies split between 4 different cabins. This review is solely based on my cabin and experience. Charleston is a convenient port for those ...
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Sail Date February 2018


epermar avatar

epermar

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Chose cruise based on Charleston port

We chose this cruise primarily because of the departure date and port of Charleston. We had spent a day in Charleston the year prior during our Myrtle Beach trip and fell in love with the city so we drove down two ...
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Sail Date May 2017


mcke71 avatar

mcke71

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Tugboat cruise!!

This was the worst experience ever for my first cruise, which was an anniversary gift to ourselves.We were delayed in boarding the ship for over 4 hours and only received a mere $15.00 pp for our inconvenience.When ...
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Sail Date January 2017


deaver avatar

deaver

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

We boarded in 30 minutes flat from shuttle to the port in Charleston to the ship. We had picked an early boarding time (11:30 a.m.) so this may have helped. We took a shuttle from our hotel with free parking for ...
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Sail Date March 2017


aeluna avatar

aeluna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not enough staff

I chose this cruise because it lined up with spring break and was a decent price when we got it. There are 4 of us, 2 18's and 22, 25. We drove to the port and didn't book any excursions because they sold out. Good ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Maddox121 avatar

Maddox121

2 Reviews Written

Better than the Fantasy.

It was a good cruise, i enjoyed it, so did my family, there was several great things on it, but that was 2011, and it got worse from there. PROS - *Great value *Not too big, Not too small *Fun! *Has a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


PierreT avatar

PierreT

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Watch Excursions

I took this cruise with my wife as part of the 40th wedding celebration. It stopped at Nassau and Freeport. Both stops were not the greatest for us; the first excursion we choose had the Charm and Beauty of Nassau ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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ncpiggie

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disaster from the beginning

This ship was delayed in Freeport coming out of dry dock due to storms. It is a long story but it was a mess! We were to leave Charleston, SC at 4pm, It was about 10 pm or a little later that we departed the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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thisisnotright

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

It is what it is

While this cruise/ship is not the most elegant, it certainly is a lot of value. Our cabin was quite adequate (an inside cabin) as we spend very little time in it. The food was quite good, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Carnival Ecstasy Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.53.6
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.53.6
Family3.53.9
Enrichment2.53.3
Service4.54.1
Value For Money5.03.8
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