• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

7

Average

9

Poor

2

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

238

Romantic Cruises

77

First-Time Cruisers

39

Entertainment Cruises

33

Senior Cruises

29

29 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Bahamas


elklemi avatar

elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Suits my wants

|

I sailed the Ecstasy on January 13, 2020 out of Jacksonville. I chose this cruise as it is one of their smaller ships, easy drive from Tennessee, and I had never been to Princess Cay. I take a Carnival cruise each ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020


rc4music2 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2019


mksrts avatar

mksrts

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The desserts were really good

Chose this cruise because it was 5 days and at a port not too far from where we lived. Easy drive. Embarkation went smoothly. Cabins weren't ready until 1:30pm so we went to Lido Deck buffet. When we got to the ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Beachboy3 avatar

Beachboy3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Ecstacy

This cruise was booked last minute. We decided to sail out of Charleston SC for the first time. Usually sail out of Baltimore or one of the Florida ports but decided to try Charleston as it was only a 2 hour drive ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


honeychile avatar

honeychile

13 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy -- six years later, still a solid experience

This was an all-gal trip for three of us in our sixties. We have all cruised before and two of us cruised on this ship in January of 2013, almost exactly 6 years ago, although we left from a different port and the ...
Read More

15 photos

Sail Date January 2019


Dmcmanus07 avatar

Dmcmanus07

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Service

Anytime you need something just ask. The people go out of their way to meet your needs. Our suite attendant, Esperanza was always there with a smile. We met our waitress from our previous cruises and she still ...
Read More

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2017


rakchevy avatar

rakchevy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

cruise was great ,staff was fantastic, shawn and crew at windsong dining were terrific my wife was using wheelchair and they were always making her a place that was accessisible our room steward was always taking ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


paula127 avatar

paula127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great service, good shows

Had a lot of talented staff on board. good shows and Guy's burgers were very good. when we got home and i realized we did not get our $50. room credit i called. We booked online under the super saver and one of the ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2017


Green water junkie avatar

Green water junkie

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

We like cruising out of Charleston because it's only a 31/2 hr away from Charlotte, NC. Parking at the port was quick, and both embarkation and debarkation the same. The ship was well run and clean. Our cabin ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


bcardos avatar

bcardos

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

High Hopes Unfulfilled

This was my birthday cruise for turning 65. We had planned to do a European River Cruise this year but life got in the way and on the spur of the moment we decided to try something close by - Charleston, SC for a ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2017


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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


zodlike avatar

zodlike

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Unknown Service

As a Platinum Carnival Cruiser this was a terrible cruise. The ship was 5 hours late (phone call made to my home phone in Virginia). Chaos the first day. Our room had "no ice bucket, or other things". The dining was ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2017


thisisnotright avatar

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, ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2017


vette1cruiser avatar

vette1cruiser

9 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

Convenient to get to, ship is OK but not great.

We choose the Carnival Ecstasy because it was only a 4 hour drive from our home, as opposed to going to Florida to catch a ship. We understood prior to signing up for this cruise that the Carnival Ecstasy was an old ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2016


wisnir avatar

wisnir

22 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Bring a Parka!

This is my second Carnival Ecstasy five day cruise out of Charleston SC. It is an easy drive from NC. EMBARKMENT: parking is somewhat unusual, as they don't open it up until 11 am and then you snake through to ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2017


Jolly Fishermann avatar

Jolly Fishermann

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ship makes a difference

For our second cruise to the Bahamas we chose to again sail from Charleston SC because it is convenient to our golf condo. it is easy to get to the port in Charleston and the procedure for embarking is rather ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


dulcimergirl avatar

dulcimergirl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A quick review of the Ecstasy.

I chose this cruise, as a Vacation for my sister. She flew into Charleston on Thursday, and we were supposed to tour Charleston on friday ,but that didn't happen.. Embarkation we easy,, we just walked on, I am ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016


gamecoc430 avatar

gamecoc430

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy Reduced Staffing?

This was our second trip on this ship this summer and our experiences were very different this trip. Overall, we had a good time, staff did everything to make us feel welcome adn took care of our basic needs. We ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016


GeneTree avatar

GeneTree

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Good cruise; bring lots of nickles and dimes.

We were looking for a fast escape from our hum-drum life (going stir crazy) and had friends already on this cruise so booked at the last minute. There were only a few balcony cabins available a week prior to sailing ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2016


Cakelady2000 avatar

Cakelady2000

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

She's showing her age.

Carnival Ecstasy is showing her age. She is in need a some updates, but all in all she's a great ship. The crew was fantastic! Our every need and desire was met and we were treated like special guest all the ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2016


cruisecritic6989 avatar

cruisecritic6989

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Blood on Sheets, Mold, Bugs, Horrible Service, and More

I don't even know where to begin. First let me start by saying, typically we only cruise on royal caribbean (one of the most amazing cruise lines) but we decided to give carnival a shot. I can say 100% they blew ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2015


BudinFla avatar

BudinFla

23 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

First Carnival Cruise

I have sailed on most of the major cruise lines, but never on Carnival. We decided to take a family cruise and since we had people of all ages, including some young children we decided to give Carnival a try. It was ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2013


cruisen'wego avatar

cruisen'wego

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Five Great Days on the Ecstasy

I get 'cabin fever' and as we all know it's highly contagious. So within hours of my beginning to complain, Nancy has caught the 'fever'. We each went to our computer and Nancy came up with a 5 day Carnival ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2012


G8R62 avatar

G8R62

7 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip Report Carnival Ecstacy 12/8 13/2012

Cabin U119: toilet stained, bathroom floor soft, spongy, broken. Couldn't close a/c vent - cold (finally repaired, 2nd day). Room steward poor attitude -- didn't want to do things the way we wanted -- bed ...
Read More

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
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Style Reviews for Carnival Ecstasy Cruises to the Bahamas

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.