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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

55

Very Good

69

Average

47

Poor

35

Terrible

30

Cruise type

Family Cruises

238

Romantic Cruises

77

First-Time Cruisers

39

Entertainment Cruises

33

Senior Cruises

29

238 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Bahamas


greenbirdk avatar

greenbirdk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship needs better dining room quality of food and cleaner outside windows.

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Friends booked this cruise and we decided to join also. Have been on this ship a few years ago and decor is nice except for sewage small emanating from around Atrium at all levels. We were informed that they 'were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jetsfan58

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

Good afternoon. We just returned from this Cruise. It was very nice overall and a very nice family getaway. Our oldest son achieved his Platinum status on this cruise so he was elated. We are a family of four. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jcookejr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lower decks smell of raw sewage....

Cruised the carnival ecstasy with huge family and could not have been more disappointed. This was our 4th carnival cruise and it had been about two years since our previous. Since then, so many things have changed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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yankeenurse

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Christmas Cruise

This was a trip 8 months in the making. 16 members of our family boarded the Ecstasy on December 21,2019. We were beyond excited to be spending Christmas/Hannukah at sea. We were all on the Empress deck which is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sailorpetes

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Smelly, messy, waiting, annoying

We have used Carnival for many years and have enjoyed it and considered it a good value for a vacation. Traffic, waiting in line to get on and off the ship is expected and a concession you’re willing to make when ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Travel N avatar

Travel N

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Good little short Cruise

1. Name of ship-Ecstasy 2. Room #M76 3. Date: Oct 20-25 If you find anything helpful, please let me know with a helpful vote! 4. Pros-Good service staff and the small ship with small crowds was a nice ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Still a great deal.

Over 20 cruises with Carnival. Each one an experience. Although this ship is a little old now,she is still a fun ship. Great staff on this ship makes the voyage lots f of fun and entertaining. Cam,the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pipsy26

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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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MandaR

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time family cruise

I rely heavily on reviews when planning my vacations. I tend to start my trip feeling pretty well informed on the good, bad and ugly to expect. I am also not one to complain and would much rather write a 5/5 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Jcbl

1 Review Written

The ship smells of sewage!!

Do not book a cruise on this ship!!!! It smells of sewage !! Very disgusting !! Although the food and entertainment was decent it wasn't worth dealing with the awful smell thru out the boat. With so many ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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evamariesegovia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

This was my first cruise, and I have to say that everyone I interacted with (with the occasional exception) was truly FANTASTIC! Cam (the Cruise Director) was phenomenal; the bar staff including Lulu, Hery, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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shepink72

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst food ever

So to start this review it must be known that this was my 13th cruise and 3rd on Carnival. I selected Ecstasy because it fit my travel time and location. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze. That was very good. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LuckyBill

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Older lady wondrous Crew-z

We just returned from a 6 day cruise on the Ecstasy. I booked late and you were able to arrange a table for 6 at our preferred time. I admit I had low expectations for our 19th cruise as we just wanted to insure ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Jwlaws85

1 Review Written

Amazing ship and crew

This was our first cruise and Ecstacy sure did set the bar high. From the moment my 11 and 8 year old boys seen the ship till the last day unloading the excitement never stopped. Kyndall Fire was our CD and she was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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AnthemOfTheSeas

1 Review Written

A Bahamas Cruise

We boarded on the ship within 20 minutes of parking the car it was truly a breeze. Once we got on at around 1:20 the room were not quite ready so we explored a little bit and went to are room. The location of a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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dsh3346

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rock and Roll

The boat swayed, rocked and rolled even in calm waters. Smelled like sewage the whole trip. Even when we were docked the boat vibrated like driving down a dirt road. Seemed the bars were always understaffed, wait ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Goodhoperoad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Terrible cruise

This ship is small, outdated, and poorly kept. Stateroom feels like staying in an old camper. We experienced a disgusting septic backup in our bathroom and guest services refused to offer anything other than a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Dixiejuju

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boring

We are a family of four and this was our first cruise. We did not have high expectations as we knew coming on that this was an old shop....we chose it because of it being within driving distance from our home. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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kellyfam5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An inexpensive fun trip with kids

Why the Ecstasy- We chose to sail on the Ecstasy because it left out of Charleston, which is about a 3-4 hour drive from us and because it allowed all 5 of us (2 adults and 3 kids) in one room. So, for just ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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michaelfin5

1 Review Written

I will never set foot on this ship again

Restaurants: Food was horrible. The Buffet(s) was closed almost every time I went to it (5:15pm, 7:15am, 6pm, normal times) The Guy's burgers were good but the rest sucked. I ate soft ice cream with a fork, got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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KruseKop

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Carnival's Race to Bottom of the Sea

This is our second trip on the Carnival Ecstasy on the Rivera level (4th Floor) with a portal ocean view.. Upon arriving at the port we were charged $20 per day ($120) parking though last trip they provided ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Tricia65 avatar

Tricia65

1 Review Written

Ecstasy is more like misery.....

We decided to do a family cruise this year. Three of the seven of us have cruised before so this was a new experience for four members of my family . Embarkation went smoothly enough. Upon boarding the ship our room ...
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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


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Elowman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever!!!

We ran into bad weather the first two days which the captain stated he did not expect. Over half of our party was sick along with members who were working on the cruise ship. We were unable to do anything and spent ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Willib05 avatar

Willib05

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

So-so ship with above average service

It was our family’s first cruise. My wife and I brought our three children 12, 7, and 3. I could not believe how easy and quick the embarkation process was. We never waited in a line once we parked our car. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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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