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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

26

Very Good

20

Average

11

Poor

10

Terrible

10

Cruise type

Family Cruises

238

Romantic Cruises

77

First-Time Cruisers

39

Entertainment Cruises

33

Senior Cruises

29

77 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Bahamas


cruiseguyohio avatar

cruiseguyohio

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Last minute cruise with no kids

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This was a last minute booking. I booked on Sep 12th around noon and got in the car to drive South. We like sailing at of Jacksonville as it is not to hateful of a drive from Ohio. We were just looking for a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Blooma04 avatar

Blooma04

1 Review Written

Cruise to nowhere and not even back!

Our cruise experience was doomed from the start. About a week before our cruise hurricane Dorian started forming. As our sale date approached we kept a close eye on the projected path and Carnival‘s website. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Brandonakirk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Do something else with your money.

Where to start... 1. Lines, be ready to wait in a lot of them. From dining, boarding and getting off the ship you will spend 10-15% of your awake time standing in some kind of damn line. Also be prepared to have ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kendra0673

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The worst

I have cruised before with carnival a great experience on Fantasy but this cruise on Ecstasy was terrible. The food was disgusting the only thing i could eat was Guys burger joint and ice cream. The ship and my room ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jmu2nmsu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ruined Our Wedding Day

We cannot tell you how excited we were to leave on 1/6/19. We were eloping, taking our first cruise, and my soon-to-be husband was leaving the country for the first time. His name is Brandon. That'll be in important ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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earlduke325

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Chef's Table highlight of the cruise

Embarkation was very easy. We were on the ship early. No waiting for ID photos any longer. They scan the picture from your passport, on the ship in 20 minutes. We had a great time. Dining room every night. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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


JustUs326 avatar

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


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Amyjones

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Carnival Ecstasy is overrated... Pool area is super small. Unless you get out early and reserve a lounge chair with your towel, you won't get a spot near the pool. Serenity Adult only area is pretty small as ...
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Sail Date September 2018


copper65 avatar

copper65

1 Review Written

Average

The Port of Charleston was a breeze for both embarkation and disemabarkation which is a huge plus. The ecstacy is definitely showing age but our cabin was clean and comfortable. Our Cabin steward was fantastic! ...
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Sail Date March 2018


dtwilkin avatar

dtwilkin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great time on the Carnival Ecstasy!!

Had a great time. This was my 6th Cruise, 5th Carnival, first time on Ecstasy, first time going out of Charleston (even though I live there). We did FTTF which I love. I am notoriously cheap on my cruises, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


uagirl avatar

uagirl

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Find Another Cruise Line...

This was our third sailing with Carnival, and our last. This ship is old, and needs a complete face lift. Paint was pealing all over the deck. The food was mediocre. The breakfast buffet was the same everyday, as ...
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Sail Date January 2018


cruiser12 avatar

cruiser12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good to be back on Ecstasy

This was so last minute, but very exciting, you see I was on this ship when she first arrived in 1991 my very first time cruising. ECSTASY has been very well maintained plus a few changes. I will begin with yes ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Clyde1964 avatar

Clyde1964

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The UN-Friendliest ship on the seas

Was looking for a cruise near where I could go see a Miami Dolphin, and an Atlanta Falcons football game. Charleston was the best fit time and location wise. Don't get me wrong aspects of the cruise were good, but ...
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Sail Date November 2017


legends1 avatar

legends1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A family cruise

We chose this cruise because it was close to home .We have never been to cruiseline private island it was very nice the ship is a little older but still very nice.we enjoyed the shows the casino and room service. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bmetz34

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome time on the Ecstasy, family trip

We had a great time on our recent trip! This was a 5yr anniversary trip for my husband and I and we had our 3yr old daughter with us. There were, of course, the little bumps in the road you'd expect on any trip, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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SpaceCowboy9

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Love Charleston & the Ecstasy

We chose this cruise because Charleston was about a four hour drive & we wanted to try an interior cabin, to stretch our cruise dollar. Would we go stir crazy? Wow! I like the Port of Charleston! (even though ...
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Sail Date August 2017


scnative23 avatar

scnative23

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing Vacation

We chose the Ecstasy due to it embarking in Charleston, where we live. Getting on the ship was fast and easy. We had stateroom E244, which is at the back of the ship. The balcony was worth the extra dollars. It was ...
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Sail Date June 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


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bsulfridge

2 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

A Great Second Trip on the Ecstasy

We chose this trip due to being close to Charleston and having been on the Ecstasy in October, 2016. It was also a celebration of our tenth anniversary. When we arrived in Charleston, the line to park cars was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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7sailor2

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very nice ship

I was on the Ecstasy from 05.08.17 to 05.13.17 Had ZERO issues while on the ship. Even though it's one of the smallest and oldest in carnival's fleet, it doesn't seem old nor ran down. Yeah, I noticed a few signs ...
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Sail Date May 2017


randynt avatar

randynt

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Carnival Staff Purgatory Ship

Don't get me wrong, we had fun, but we had to be flexible and patient and drink a lot of Maria's martini's to do so. We have cruised multiple times before on multiple cruiselines, including Carnival and so we read ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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TimAndrea27103

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

We had a great time on the Ecstasy

We live in Charleston, SC, so we picked the Ecstasy for the pure convenience of not having to travel to the departure port. We have previously cruised on Princess and Royal Caribbean, so I admit I was a little ...
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Sail Date April 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


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maritzaortiz25

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Never Again

SORRY FOR THE LONG MISSPELLING and VERY LONG REVIEW.. Also, before you read we had a couple of amazing empolyees on board that were awesome and actually had said hi and started good conversation with us every ...
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Sail Date March 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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