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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

6

Average

3

Poor

5

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

238

Romantic Cruises

77

First-Time Cruisers

39

Entertainment Cruises

33

Senior Cruises

29

39 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to the Bahamas


vkmeyer avatar

vkmeyer

1 Review Written

If you are thinking about taking a cruise for the first time....

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and you love crowds, waiting in line for everything and rude bartenders, then by all means do it! We usually go to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico where the drinks (as many as you want) are included, there is a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Pittsburghcruisin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best bartender and wait staff I have ever had.

Referred by family and they where correct.! Best B-day ever Best vacation ever. Best bartender I have ever had the pleasure of tipping, would have needed 2 atm's to pay for the awesome service and the "guest's ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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seeotterdee@yahoo.com

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

This was our first cruise and 3 generations. My in-laws decided they wanted to do a cruise and brought the kids (us) and the baby, my 3 year old niece. Since half live in Virginia and the other half live in North ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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GamecockFan58

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed it!

I'll preface this by saying this was our first cruise. It was a belated 30th anniversary present from my husband. Living in Charleston, not needed to travel was a definite plus. With that being said, the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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kidztherapy02

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Hell

My husband requested a standby wheelchair before boarding due to being disabled that we never found. Ordered case of water the day before our cruise and it quoted us online the time it would be in the room. He ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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TVKW

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Impressions

Were are recent "Empty Nesters" and travel frequently, just never did the cruise thing. Boarding was better than we anticipated and really easy but we sprung for priority boarding - worth the extra $50 for us. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Bluetiful1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

What the heck others experienced?

This was my first cruise and I was terrified about the trip, I have read the other reviews and I didn't experience anything other than fun and entertainment. Maybe they picked the wrong time of year to cruise. I'm ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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fairiefire

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A little too rowdy

My first cruise. Husband and I wanted a quiet weekend away that was budget-friendly and many friends had suggested cruising; we chose Carnival because it was the cheapest of the lines leaving the weekend we needed ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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CruiseAddict1215

1 Review Written

Fun Getaway Weekend!

I live in Fort Myers, FL so the drive over to Miami is only about 2 1/2 hours for me. For that reason we booked this as a fun, family weekend getaway and an opportunity to take our 7 year old son on his first ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MrsCokecola

2 Reviews Written

My First Cruise

I must say I was a little terrified going on a cruise. It seemed like every time me and my husband made plans to go on a cruise the movie Titanic would come on then I would change my mind about going lol. But this ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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FLKeyBums

1 Review Written

My First Cruise

It was first cruise and going to the Bahamas for a weekend was the perfect test for me. My husband had sailed many times before, but this was his first as a stroke survivor. So, we booked a handicapped room. The ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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smithm135

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Carnival Ectasy Save your money

So this was my first cruise as well as my 3 children, ever... My husban had been on a cruise many years ago prior to our getting married. We booked the cruise late last year for a reasonable price for a party of ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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clubowner

1 Review Written

Nice Cruise, Horrible Food

Embarkation at Port of Miami was fast, ten minutes at best Ship was setting sail at 4PM but started boarding around noon which is when we arrived at the Port. The ship is an older Ship but to me, it didn't show it's ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Chanorah

1 Review Written

You have to be on Ecstasy to enjoy this ship!!

This was my first cruise and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. The food was horrible, the taste, variety and quality. They advertise 24 hour food on board, which is true. However after 1:00 a.m. the ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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graycat274

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great first-time cruise

My husband and I are in our late 40s and we drove to Port Canaveral from our home in NC. This was our first cruise and we chose this one because we felt it was the "Wal-Mart" of cruises ~ cheap with low ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Wat girl

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruisers....we will be back!

For first time cruisers, we weren't really sure what to expect. We had done our research, but of course, this is all subjective and so you will have to make up your own minds. 1. We paid for Faster to the Fun --- ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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brandon.checketts12

3 Reviews Written

Enjoyable time on the Carnival Ecstasy

The Good: -Extremely fast embarkation/debarkation. It took only 15 minutes to embark and 5 minutes to debark. -Delicious food. Food was fresh, still hot, and of high quality. -Ship decor. Some Carnival ship's are ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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NewToCruising04

1 Review Written

Ecstasy Vacation 2013

My husband and I took our very 1st cruise in June 2013 from Port Canaveral aboard the Carnival Ecstasy. Being that this was our very first time cruising I wasn't 100% sure what to expect. Of course I did tons of ...
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Sail Date June 2013


Dickens94 avatar

Dickens94

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

1st Time Cruiser

This was our first cruise.We went to the Bahamas for my daughter's graduation.it was absolutly wonderful. it did rain the first two days and two of our excursions was canceled because of the weather, but i will get ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Rneighh

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

No rating

Disney Gal is now a Cruiser

We just returned from our first cruise and this Disney World gal is now a cruiser. I am already planning our next cruise for January 2014. This was the first cruise for myself (51), husband (55), and our 21 year ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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oneboysmom

2 Reviews Written

Great 1st cruise for my son and I

This was my son's first cruise and my first cruise since 2000. The ecstasy did NOT disappoint!! Was such a lovely ship, always clean, staff always friendly and attentive. Embarkation: Got on ship around 1pm, and ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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officerapl

1 Review Written

Carnival + Ecstasy = AMAZING

Well this review will just be on the ship and all its decks and activities on each. The reviews on each port will be on the Port Review Section so please check that out!! So I will begin with Day 1 when we left ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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MrsMick1

1 Review Written

First time cruise - definitely not our last!

We booked this 4 day Bahamas cruise as a "grown ups' getaway" - my husband, me, my brother and his wife. We flew in the day before and stayed at the La Quinta in Cocoa Beach. It is old but well run, clean and ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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granitepeaker

2 Reviews Written

Just Ok

We won this cruise so we figured we'd better use it. Before this cruise I never imagined I would enjoy one and I think the Carnival Ecstasy was probably not a great choice for a first cruise. My wife was excited ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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newm2078

1 Review Written

First and last cruise with Carnival

For first time cruisers, we were ecstatic (pun intended) as we drove in to the port. At first glance, we felt nothing but excitement about our cruise to the Bahamas. We both love to travel and have spent time all ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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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