79 Carnival Ecstasy First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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 comfort comes ... Read More
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 comfort comes first attitude" that was displayed. really can not put in words (THANK YOU PACHARIN). This is why and where I will spend my vacation from this point. The wait staff was really good they where always there, I never waited for anything. First time in my life my coffee cup was never empty. The ships crew and captain where also superb. All in all It was a new view of life that I could have missed and now that I have had this time with such beautiful, wonderful, kind people, well, how do you not go back again and again. I would cheat myself of being treated like I have never been before. P.S. No Bernice, I would never forget you either. You guys are the BEST. THANK YOU ; ) Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
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 embarkation was a challenge ... Read More
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 embarkation was a challenge but that has nothing to do with Carnival. The SC State Port's passenger terminal is small and the traffic back-up was bad. The City of Charleston is hoping to expand the passenger terminal area but are getting big opposition from the Yankees who moved down her and are living close to the port area. The ship itself is showing its age in some areas but nothing major. Cleanliness was never an issue as the crew was constantly vacuuming, picking up passengers' trash, etc. On-board activities were adequate for a 5-day cruise. We visited the casino several times, saw a few shows, played Bingo, spent time relaxing on deck. We don't have small children but passing by Camp Carnival several times, the kids there seemed to be having fun. Service was really good. Our room steward, Paul, was outstanding. He asked us several times if we needed anything and kept our ice bucket filled, clean towels in the room, etc. Our two ports were Nassau and Half Moon Cay. We did not do any excursions as we wanted to do our own thing since it was our first cruise. We had NO problems with pushy vendors in Nassau which was surprising after reading so many horror stories. We walked down to Junkanoo Beach and were approached a few times from tour guides and hair braiders but we just said "no thanks" and kept walking. Half Moon Cay was FANTASTIC. It's just a beautiful place with flour-like sand, crystal clear water, and it's total relaxation! We stayed in a partially-obstructed view junior suite on the Verandah deck. Our view to the right was partially blocked by a life boat but we were pleased with the accommodations. As far as dining, that was the only slightly disappointing thing. The food was good, but there was nothing that knocked my socks off with the exception of the chocolate melting cake. It was nice having 24-hr access to the soft-serve ice cream! The shows were OK. Nothing spectacular but we enjoyed them. Disembarkation was much better than embarkation! Our son picked us up so I can't speak to how it went for people who left their cars at the port. All in all, it was a great cruise! The weather on the last night was horrible with 10 foot seas and 40 mph winds. One word: BONINE. I don't know if I would've gotten seasick but the Bonine worked great. I never felt nauseous, while there were many sick people that last night. Made for a quiet dining room lol. Other people have said that the cruise is what you make it and that's true. The Ecstasy may not have all of the bells and whistles, but we were never bored on our 5-day cruise. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
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 needed it to take his ... Read More
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 needed it to take his diabetic meds. Didn't arrive til 6 pm after probably ten phonecalls to room service. Elevator staff wanted husband to take stairs since elevator was in maintenance...hello handicapped! Three of the four nights we had no cold water only scaulding hot and plumbers tearing pipes apart we hours of morning but they refused to move us to another room. Don't think rooms are actually sanitized well both me and husband came back from cruise and immediately developed flu and pneumonia. Smoke in inside of boat by casino and bar fills the whole promenade deck with smoke. Buffet food is horrible. Got cloth napkins that looked like someone had thrown up on, that needed to be released and had to beg workers on Lido deck to take dirty dishes from somebody else off our table so we could eat. Dining room service for dinner was great with Ricardo. Our room Stewart Iznan ( Easy) also provided great service. We won a free cruise while we were there but will never go on Ecstacy again. Service to customers is terrible. Excursions in Nassau the shallow water at Atlantis with Dolphins was wonderful experience. Excursion of horse back riding in Half Moon Cay was also a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
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 Carolina this was a easy ... Read More
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 Carolina this was a easy drive for both of us. The Ecstasy was a fine boat, it was obviously older and we were aware of that before hand, it wasn't anything fancy but was clean and well maintained. Our cabin was bigger than I expected and I loved being on the Empress Deck near all the action. Adam, the Cruise Director was AMAZING!!!!! I cannot express that enough, he was funny and a damn hard worker. He was everywhere all the time. Kuddos to him and the rest of the entertainment team on the Ecstasy. Food was not terrible-no complaints but nothing amazing that I had to have more of except the lava cake. We had anytime dinning and I don't think I would choose that again given the option. We had a different table ever night and I like the personalization of the sever getting to know us over the course of the week. We cruised to Nassau and Half Moon Cay. We did the basic tour excursion at Atlantis in Nassau and I must say it was not worth the money. The "aquarium" was in poor shape and was leaky and smelled bad. The tour guided was ok at best, the highlight was the lunch at the BBQ place where the service was great and food was amazing. I am not a fan of Nassau and this would not be a place high up on my return list. Half Moon Cay, we chose not to do an excursion and to just stay put for a beach day. We got off early and got a great beach chair on the front row for the day. It was absolutely beautiful and the food wasn't too bad. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
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. Drove to the ... Read More
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. Drove to the terminal and it was well marked and easy to navigate. Got a Junior Suite on the Veranda Deck and loved the location, our steward was very polite and attentive. We were pleased with the cleanliness of our cabin. We're foodies and the dining left a LOT to be desired. We chose Any Time Dining because we aren't in for the whole meet and eat with strangers at dinner thing we heard about, and for the most part it worked for us - different couple next to our "two top" every time and most were happy to keep to themselves. The food was average at best, quantity just doesn't make up for quality. Example Shrimp Cocktail was 31-40 size shrimp, soggy and presented in a plastic bowl - no thanks. The last night we paid the extra $20 for a meal upgrade to a surf and turf- should have saved our money. Filet was fatty and undercooked and the tail was small and rubbery. The wait staff was pleasant enough but seemed to be locked into their "system" and didn't appear too happy to deviate from it. Example- our "Headwaiter" wouldn't take a drink order and the bar service was SLOOOOW. Overall we got the impression we were eating dressed up cafeteria food. The Buffet lines on the Lido deck were OK but we try to avoid the "germ and booger" magnets they are with all the unsupervised kids running around. Hand sanitizer stations throughout the ship were a great idea - but I only found one that actually worked! The entertainment we saw was quite good, but the great majority of it was later than our usual bed time ( not the ships fault). Much of the ship seemed "empty" - as we never once saw many of the themed clubs open- again maybe it was because we weren't up at midnight. Loved the library - nice quiet well appointed space. Our "first choice" excursion was cancelled so we had to pick another - no biggie. It was well organized and easy off and back on the ship. Disembark was as easy as embark- carried our own - piece of cake. Overall the experience felt kinda "dated". IDEA - rather than passing out daily activity schedules ( kind of like church bulletins) how about an APP and a shipboard intranet wifi system? Overall a novel experience but we really aren't sure we will do it again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
My children and I decided to take the cruise during the Christmas holiday in place of more clothes, video games, tech things they already had. Boarding the ship was okay, lots of places to "check in" with each station doing ... Read More
My children and I decided to take the cruise during the Christmas holiday in place of more clothes, video games, tech things they already had. Boarding the ship was okay, lots of places to "check in" with each station doing something different. But not too bad. The wait to actually get on the boat was not long either. Our room wasn't quite ready yet so we were ushered to the Lido deck for the set sail party. Music, food, drinks!! It was great fun! Our room was small but that should be expected - you are on a boat after all. Closet space was good. Remember to bring a small surge protector as there is only one outlet. The kids, 21, 18, and 13 all enjoyed the 24 hour grill by the pool A LOT! And I enjoyed that I wasn't "nickel and dimed" to death asking for money for the snacks, drinks, et. My 13 year old did the Circle C Club and they always has plenty of things to do for them -- even a dodge ball game! He had a great time. The food in the dining room was super! The wait staff was super! Our room Steward was AMAZING!! The only bad thing was that my daughter got sea sick (we had rough weather during the night the whole cruise) and getting that under control not so easy. The comedy shows were laugh out loud funny. Everything really was well worth the money. We all want to go back and soon! (maybe not my daughter though.............) Great vacation!!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
The title is what my wife said to me yesterday as we were leaving tea time. A little background: she is a platinum and her parents diamonds, me a first time cruiser. When her family heard that we were going on a cruise, they were so ... Read More
The title is what my wife said to me yesterday as we were leaving tea time. A little background: she is a platinum and her parents diamonds, me a first time cruiser. When her family heard that we were going on a cruise, they were so excited. Told me all the wonderful things and how Carnival would pamper us. And repeatedly the Ecstasy missed the mark. They told us how you would leave your room and it would be cleaned up, how you would get a mint on your pillow each night. No more; one cleaning a day and no mint. I was told how great the room service was. Nope, we had no menu and room service argued with me when I told them. Refused to give us a menu and I had to go to guest services to see one. Most of the food items had been removed and a whole page of them were now charged for like the chicken tenders and the pizza. And elegant night, with the lobster tail? HAH!!!!! NOW they charge you $20 a tail (and it was not that way when her parents went a little over a month ago). Food was hit and miss (last night's food was spot on while elegant EVERYTHING was overcooked). The last thing she wanted me to experience was tea time. We got there, it had been moved from the piano bar to the restaurant because they had rented the space for a private function. So no music, nothing special. It was just like going to lunch or dinner. For someone not used to cruising, it was nice but nothing special. Honestly as a platinum IHG member, I was treated nicer at hotels than on the ship. Even to the point that I counted "your welcomes" for all the times I said thank you and for the whole trip it was able to be counted on one hand. I did not feel welcome and although I enjoyed cruising, my view of Carnival from this ship is nothing special. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
The people at the port are rude. My mom had issues withe lost documents, they held her in a room giving her hopes that she was able to embark, one minute before they told us she couldn't embark, lots of confusion and stress created ... Read More
The people at the port are rude. My mom had issues withe lost documents, they held her in a room giving her hopes that she was able to embark, one minute before they told us she couldn't embark, lots of confusion and stress created amongst the children as they gave us different directions all the time. Most of the workers do not speak English and are very rude. They do not know how to treat tourist. Staff is not on the same page when it comes to customer service. 1.5 on customer service Bathrooms smell like urine, they do not use good cleaners. The food was very influence by Indian spices which made my stomach sick. 2.5 rating the food. I was very disappointed about my vacation after a year of planning for this disaster. They have stand up comedy it was ok, live bands were very good, photographers are intimidating, and the coffee from the shop was good and good price. The only feedback is for our waitress who was Philippine and he really made feel like guest. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
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 a very picky ... Read More
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 a very picky woman somewhat hard to please and I get upset easily about things that's not up to my standards. I can smell foul odors a mile away, I don't like filth and I don't do dirt. So my experience on the Ecstasy was very delightful and fun the bed was comfortable four of us, and we all are plus women shared a cabin and me and my friend had more than enough space for our clothes and shoes (we like to dress) it was clean and odor less, the food was tasty well prepared and the dishes and utensils was clean me and my kids always ask for hot water to sterilized the utensils I didn't see a need for a cup of hot water on the ship, it was lit through out the ship. As for kids , no I wouldn't recommend it if you don't want your kids to hear profanity or see half dressed women, my baby is 24 yrs old so it wouldn't bother me and as one reviewer said Disney would be better for kids but you must remember anywhere there's alcohol and adults it will be somethings that conservative people will have a problem with. Also everybody is different , different cultures, life styles and so much more. So my advice to you guys that had a bad experience OH WEll, you get what you pay for and remember things don't always go as planned. Now for as Bahamas the tour; if I wanted to see the ghetto and poor neighborhoods I would have drove the streets of some spots in Miami. I was very satisfied with the cruise ship , its décor, entertainment, food, cabins, cleanliness, and its staff. The karaoke was the only thing I wasn't satisfied with they need more songs, artist, updated music and system. And I enjoyed the show that was put on for the kids. The gym was nice and equipped, modern day and the Spa was on Point! The teaching sessions was good towel animals and facials, plus bingo was awesome. As I stated I was overwhelmed and all my fears erased after reaching my destination and embarkation safe and sound!! Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
This was our first cruise and it was a chartered cruise so I know that some of our experience would be different than some cruises insofar as the entertainment because that was included in the chartered package so I won't count that. ... Read More
This was our first cruise and it was a chartered cruise so I know that some of our experience would be different than some cruises insofar as the entertainment because that was included in the chartered package so I won't count that. We had a balcony room (E102) on deck 7 and although the room wasn't huge, it had ample space. There were actually two hanging closets, a desk/bureau with four small drawers and another closet with shelves and a safe. I brought extra hangers including pants hangers because that wasn't provided. The balcony was at the very end so that was good because we didn't have people on both sides of us. In fact, we only saw one other passenger using the balcony when we were outside. I did bring a long vinyl shoe holder to hold all of our sundries, hair brushes, dryer, etc. and that freed up a lot of space. I wish I had brought a soap dish with suction cups for the shower to hold our bottles of soap and shampoo because there was no place to rest those bottles. They give you that but I prefer to bring my own. Our steward (Roy) couldn't have been nicer. He immediately learned our names and used them whenever he saw us. Our room was cleaned whenever we wanted it done but we never needed room service so I can't comment on that. There were more than enough places to see shows and entertainment throughout the ship. The placement of our room was mid-ship so there wasn't too much rolling but there was often vibration. There were ample bars and the drinks were good. When it came to the food, well the good news was that I didn't blow my diet. Of course the only reason for that was because the food wasn't very good. In fact, for the most part, especially for dinner, it was pretty awful. There were many places to get food but none of it was good. The least bad thing we ate was pizza and the only reason for that was that by comparison the pizza wasn't bad. Normally their pizza, while freshly made, would not have been considered good. My only good meal was one where I paid more and got a surf and turf selection. Our server, Nino, however was great. The disembarkation process went very smoothly. We took a 3.25 tour of Cozumel to see the ruins at San Gervasio which were the smallest of the Mayan ruins but our tour guide, Denisse, was very good. Since we live in S. Florida we didn't bother getting off the boat in Key West for a too-short stop. We would probably take another cruise but NOT on Carnival but that's mostly because of the food. I thought the ship was fine despite many of the bad reviews I read. I'm sure there are newer, more glamorous cruise ships, but it was the bad food that ruined this trip for us. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Got a Carnival gift card with some reward points - having never been on a cruise before, decided to give Carnival a try. If I had to describe the cruise in one word, that word would be GHETTO! Most of the passengers looked like escaped ... Read More
Got a Carnival gift card with some reward points - having never been on a cruise before, decided to give Carnival a try. If I had to describe the cruise in one word, that word would be GHETTO! Most of the passengers looked like escaped convicts and one was even taken off the ship in handcuffs when we arrived back in Miami. To be honest I am surprised it was only one. Embarkation was a disaster, no one knew what they were doing. We were supposed to get "priority" check in but we had to beg for anyone to help us, they just kept telling us to go sit in this room and that they would call us. How can they call us when they didn't even know we were there? They refused to take our paperwork. As far as the cruise goes, it was rowdy from the get go, people on their lounge chairs dancing in g-strings, half naked, children in the casino, the smell of sewage and marijuana filled the hallways. It was the type of people I went on vacation to get away from. I felt terrible for the crew, they were nice and tried their best. Now, on to the food. The website is a joke, it makes it seem like all the individual places are their own restaurants - they are not. They are all located in one big food court area where only half of them are open at any given time. We never did get to try the Mongolian Wok, it was either never open or had a line around the ship. How can they operate this way? How can only half (if that) choices in the food court be closed at prime lunch and dinner times?? My husband and I ate at the tiny salad bar 99% of the time because it was the only thing that seemed to be available at all times. The 24 hour pizza is a joke, thin, cheap, tasteless and ALWAYS a wait. There was never any pizza ready, the case sat empty the entire trip. As far as the dining rooms? All we wanted was a quiet corner away from the other passengers and even though it was late and the dining room was empty, they still insisted on crowding us in with all the loud, drunk, cackling idiots we did not want to be around in the first place. They refused to give us a quiet table so we could at least try to enjoy something other than the lame salad bar, but no, we were seated with the others, then looked at each other - and promptly left. The spa was nice but buyer beware - they try to upsell you expensive "at home treatments" after your service - even massages. I do have to say the employees in the spa were wonderful and very good at what they do - but I am sure corporate forces them to try to upsell product, not nice. We did not do any of the shore excursions, too expensive. We got a private taxi in Nassau and took a tour of the island, which was fun. The room we had was nice but beware if you are on V Deck, there is a gym right over your suite and they allow patrons to just drop their free weights on the floor making it sound like our roof was going to collapse. We were not informed of the gym when they called us to "upgrade" our inner stateroom to the balcony jr. suite. They open the gym at 6am and thats when the dropping begins. All in all husband and I had some nice quality time together but I will never, ever take another Carnival cruise again. Sadly it needs to be expensive to attract better quality people and hopefully get better service. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
This was my first cruise! I will not be going back on another cruise! We decided to book a cruise for our Honeymoon! We purchased Faster to the Fun passes, so we could Embark early. (Haha that was a joke, we had to wait 30 mins because ... Read More
This was my first cruise! I will not be going back on another cruise! We decided to book a cruise for our Honeymoon! We purchased Faster to the Fun passes, so we could Embark early. (Haha that was a joke, we had to wait 30 mins because they failed to have us on the list.) Nothing Luxurious about this ship! Totally outdated. Reminded me of a floating Motel 6, The only thing that was worth the cruise in itself was the little time we had in Key West, we went parasailing for the first time, which was great! I wish we could have more time there. I'm very disappointed. We felt like we didn't get to spend enough time there because the excursions are miss leading. We signed up for a 9:30 parasailing and didn't get to go until 10:30. So we felt like our time was precious there and advise anyone who decides to go on a cruise, Make sure you manage your time in Key West because it's not enough! I barely ate anything on the cruise. The food was not what everyone raves about! The food on the Lido deck was nothing special. Not impressed! However I will say the service and wait staff in the dinning rooms are highly underpaid and we made sure to tip them individually, so they got what was rightfully theirs. We didn't like the food in the dinning room either. We found out 2 days before departing that Carnival no longer served Free Lobster and Filet for the Captains Dinner. But now charges a surcharge for it. So that was a fail. There really wasn't anything to do on the ship, other than throwing money away at the casino, games or lounge on the deck. Drinks were overpriced with little alcohol in them. Even if you purchased a drink package they still "encourage tips" each time you get a drink.. (I'm not against tipping at all, it's just a little to in your face!) We decided to rent a jeep for a few hours in Cozumel, it was definitely not with it, $150 later. We got lost and they provided no English map. The food was bad there as well, and we will return to our favorite Mexican restaurant in the states and let them know their cuisine is better. I all around hated this experience. Very disappointed and feel like we wasted money. I wish I just stayed home. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
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 cruise that didn't break ... Read More
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 cruise that didn't break the bank. I had read about Faster to the Fun and we decided to purchase it. Overall I believe it was well worth it. My husband timed from the moment we stepped into the terminal to the moment we stepped on the cruise. It was 26 minutes. His brother had waited in line for over an hour and a half when he had gone on the same cruise. Also, when we disembarked, there was a special meeting place for the Faster to the Fun cruisers and we were on the interstate driving home by 9:30 am. It also comes with priority tenders in ports that require this but we didn't have a port that they needed to tender on so we didn't get to experience that part. I will definitely purchase this again on our next cruise (May 2016). The cabin was very clean and comfortable and quite (R242). I did not have a single complaint about it at all. We got our towel animals every day and the cabin crew made sure they put our pull-down bunk away every morning after we left the cabin and it was down waiting for bedtime while we were at dinner every night. We chose the early dining (6:00 pm). All of the food in the dining room was very good. We actually had an 8 person table and we were the only 3 that showed up every night. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and even brought us extra lobster tails and shrimp on formal night. He even made napkin animals at the request of my son! The buffet food was pretty much what you would expect. I would suggest waiting in the omelet line over eating the scrambled eggs (i think they are powdered eggs). Other than that as I said it was as good as what you would get in a buffet restaurant. We went to Nassau, Bahamas and chose the special Dolphin/Stingray/Private Island excursion. It was AMAZING! We got off the boat and followed our crew to another boat that was shaded and took us to Balmoral Island. It was not very crowded and they played music on the way over so it was a very enjoyable ride. When we got there we went to our meeting about dolphin safety and then we all put on life jackets and headed down to meet our dolphins. We were split into groups and our group had about 10 people in it. We walked into the water and the dolphin (ours was named Fiona!) came right over and started swimming around us. We each got an ample turn taking pictures with her, and then we all lined up to learn some awesome things about her as she kept swimming by us to get her "rub-downs". After we finished with the dolphin we went over to the stingray area (their stingers are removed) and they were all swimming all around us as we pet them and fed them. After that we had time to just enjoy the island, it seemed so exclusive as there was hardly no one there. There is a bar, a saltwater swimming pool, chairs with umbrellas (plenty of them), music and even a shaded area to relax and read or play board games. All in all this was one of the most amazing days of my life! I would definitely go back! One of the major gripes that I had about this cruise is that before we went on this cruise, I went ahead and booked another cruise with Carnival for May of next year. While on the cruise we learned that if you book a future cruise while currently on a cruise that you get extra incentives. I went to the loyalty desk and explained that I did not know about this perk and they basically said there was nothing they could do. Basically if I had booked the same cruise while I was on the ship, I would've gotten $100 off the price of the cruise and $100 onboard credit for each passenger. I called Carnival when I got home and no one seems interested in doing anything for me. Due to this, I will think long and hard before booking any future cruises on Carnival. We are planning a Hawaiian cruise in 2017 and Carnival is my last choice. All in all this was a good cruise if you are looking for something low price and fun for a weekend getaway. This is not a luxurious cruise by any means. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
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 to fill. A person who ... Read More
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 to fill. A person who gets car sick, I was terrified of being sea sick, so chose the shortest cruise I could find for my first try. I wore the wrist bands and took a Dramamine each night, and was truly fine, despite the storm. I found this ship to be less than advertised with one tiny pool, two overcrowded hot tubs in the Serenity adults-only area, and roving bands of rowdy drunks. We were glad to have a balcony where we frequently holed up, enjoying the quiet and the view. Our room was comfortable, small, but plenty of room for our meager things and frequently tidied. Service was amazing, down to the last person. Everyone was attentive, knew your name, and engaged you to have your best time. Embarkation was easy and we chose to board around 11am and enjoy a few drinks before the set sail party, which was lively and a good time. Debarkation was equally easy. There were people queued up like cattle, but I imagine it's the same on every ship. We travel with only our carry bags. Locals, we can't review the hotels. And as a pair of adults, we know nothing of the children's clubs other than we rarely saw children, which was fine. Drinks were perfect every time. Specialty coffee was delicious. Food was not great. We enjoyed our first meal in the dining room, but not the next two, and found that the buffet was often closed, out of items, or certain sections were closed nearly every time we checked it out. It was very difficult to eat healthy on board as the salad bar that was full on embarkation day was never there any other time we looked. Entertainment on board was mixed - we enjoyed the piano bar and the shows that we took in, but the magician Leo was a skilled showman, if not a very dexterous magician. For a ship in partnership with Hasbro, their game selection in the library was dismal. We found the ship to be clean, well maintained, and well staffed. There were plenty of out of the way places to sit and read, but none of them were outdoors as those area were swarming with drunks. The bar/wait staff should cut people off, or ask them to quiet down, but that never seemed to happen. There was a hurricane happening, and Carnival waited until 8am on the day of sailing to notify anyone of changes, which was that we would be spending the 2nd day at sea instead of the 3rd, which then changed to keeping the same schedule, but spending only half a day in port. We rearranged our plans, not having booked an excursion, knowing the storm may cancel it anyhow, and just walked to the beach, which was lovely. The area when you leave the ship is full of people shouting at you like carnival barkers - selling bottled water, snacks, hair braiding, scooters, tours - very pushy and uncomfortable. When we got back to the ship, the itinerary changed again and we'd be keeping the original plan and staying overnight. This would have changed our day in Nassau as we'd have rested the day on the ship and gone to Atlantis in the evening, but by then I'd sprained my ankle and was in for the rest of the day - which is no reflection of the ship, of course. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
As this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised! The cabin was very comfortable, and we must say, the person in charge, Ivan, together with his assistant, we found very friendly and helpful and ... Read More
As this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised! The cabin was very comfortable, and we must say, the person in charge, Ivan, together with his assistant, we found very friendly and helpful and efficient! The 2 destinations namely Key West as well as Cuzomel was awesome. Time allocation for Key West was fine, Cuzomel we could have stayed a little bit longer! We dined each night (except the night we were in Cuzomel) and the people made us feel very welcome and special. Here we specifically want to mention Carlos from Peru and Reyes (from I think Indonesia). They went out of their way to remember our names (and being from South Africa pronouncing our names seemed difficult, but they got it correct!) The service was crisp and quick and overall a good experience. We enjoyed the music shows (Motown and The Brits), it was of a very high standard and very much enjoyable. We never previously attended a stand up comedy show, but did attend 2 of the late night shows! We sometimes found it difficult to follow but did enjoyed it. As we arrived by plane and registered at Miami Airport, it made it very easy to embark at the Port. At the end we were sad to disembark, but it was an experience we shall remember for a very long time! Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
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 time I decided to conquer ... Read More
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 time I decided to conquer my fear and go. Boy am I glad I did. I had one of the best times of my life on this cruise. We had a great time from start to finish!!! We booked a suite. The room was nice and clean.. I really enjoyed siting on the balcony with my hubby!! The comedy club on the cruise ship was great!! That comedian Percy Crews 2 was so hilarious!!!! Me and my hubby went dancing at Stripes club on the ship, which we enjoyed.. The casino wasn't like Hard Rock Casino, but it gave us something to do on the ship.. Karaoke night was fun.. The Motown Show was great!! I really enjoyed watching the crew on the ship doing the electric slide while other passengers joined in!! Also there was a band performing by the casino every night that sounded amazing!!! The food was pretty decent. I will say I preferred the buffet food over the food in the restaurant.. I enjoyed every drink I ordered from the bar lol!! Those Bahama Mamas and Miami Vice drinks were soooo freaking good!!! The only complaint I really have, is that the water in our bathroom shower was not HOT enough for me. My husband said the water temperature was fine for him, but me I like my water really really hot.. I just booked another cruise today. We are taking our kids on a Carnival cruise February 2016. Then we also booked another Carnival Cruise sailing March 2017 on their new ship Vista!! I can't wait!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
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 variety of dining options, ... Read More
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 variety of dining options, you can enjoy a leisurely and quiet day on a beach and the employees (from the bartenders to the maids) treat you like royalty. Cruising is NOTHING like that. We took a 3-day cruise to Nassau from Miami. We fell for the spiel about upgrading shortly after booking and had 4 Junior Suites for our 8-person group. Then we found out that my husband's motorized scooter would not fit through the door and we could not store the scooter in the hallway. Also the ADA compliant room that we had asked for had a step going into the bathroom and a step out onto the balcony. He cannot do steps without help. So, not wanting to ruin everybody elses trip, we just moved our room to a fully accessible room. It turned out to be on the 4th level (our friends were on the 11th) and at the rear of the ship (they were at the front). In other words, our room was just about as far away from them as physically possible. And of course, we didn't realize this until we boarded and by then it was too late to change. In addition, the ship boasted that they were "wheel-chair accessible" which turned out to mean little make-shift ramps to get a wheel chair over the threshhold of a door. If the level of the ramp matched the height of the threshhold, everything was fine. However, the majority of them were not matched so when my husband tried to go over them in his scooter he was nearly bucked out of his chair. Sometimes the front wheels would go over but the back wheels would get stuck between the ramp and the threshhold and we would have to struggle to push him up and over the bump. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Overall the trip was a great opportunity to relax and get away from the grind of daily life although, if not for the excellent shore excursions, I'd have probably gotten off the ship in Key West and rented a car back to Miami. With ... Read More
Overall the trip was a great opportunity to relax and get away from the grind of daily life although, if not for the excellent shore excursions, I'd have probably gotten off the ship in Key West and rented a car back to Miami. With that said, the experience was worth trying again but, I will have to try another cruise line after the experience I had aboard the Carnival Ecstasy. For starters. I wanted to surprise my wife and get an upgraded room that had a window so that we could see the scenery from the room, we have saved for this trip as a 15th anniversary present for ourselves. Well, this turned out to be a total waste of our hard earned money! The room was just as small as the cheaper rooms and we had to endure not having a decent shower the entire cruise. We made multiple complaints to the dedicated service number (extra cost) only to have nothing done the entire trip. The first day the water was scalding hot and a man did come to the room to "fix" it. After he left the water was not hot any longer, in fact, there wasn't any hot water the rest of the trip. A nice cold shower definitely killed any chances of romance. We would have continued to complain, but it was obvious they didn't seem to care or they would have fixed it the two times we called to complain. Secondly the rooms air system moaned and whined the entire time which bordered on enraging and would have made watching TV impossible if there were more than four channels that weren't about how much fun you were supposed to be able to have on board. The cabins were dusty and there was constantly an odor of sewage in the room that extended throughout many open areas of the ship. Pros for the room: I want to give credit where credit is due, the attendants for the cabin was wonderful and courteous. It seemed like every time we left the attendant came in and straightened the room or turned down the bed and my wife absolutely loved the surprise they left on the bed every night (not gonna ruin that for any first timers). Food Well, the food was frankly horrible. It seemed like everything I found to eat aboard the ship was either overcooked or plain inedible. The evening dinners in the dining areas where most people seemed to wait a long time for a table was no better than the main casual dining room. In fact, after the second night my wife and I elected to just eat in there to avoid the crowds. The dining atmosphere was more like spending four days in an amusement park than relaxing. Everywhere you went there was a crowd of people or a long line. The line for the grill was often very long because it was the only thing really worth eating on the entire ship. And I guess it was poor timing but, it seemed to always be closed when I wanted to eat there. The drinks on board are insanely high. There is simply no reason you should have to spend 8-12 dollars on a drink that really is subpar to what you'll find during your excursions on land for a third of the price. I spent more on four beers than I do a 24 pack in a store and even for bar prices this was unacceptable. I'm just glad I am not a drinker. Even for my wife who didn't drink, anything onboard that was worth drinking cost extra money (coke, other soft drinks, bottled water ($5)(and no it wasn't special water). They do have a special package for alcoholic drinks but, if you are sharing a room with a non-drinking adult you have to buy the alcoholic drink package for them as well (rather they use it or not). They leave one bottle of water in the room for you that you are charged for because they know your gonna need it after your throat dries out in the middle of the night in that dusty room. Dining Pros: The chocolate melting cake was absolutely sinful and well proportioned. The hamburgers and the rest of the Grill Bar was about the only highlights of the food (not saying much). It's bad when the hot dogs with the stale buns are better than the lobster and shrimp. Embarkation and Debarkation The Faster to the Fun upgrade was worth every penny. After arriving in Miami, FL we were on the boat in no time once boarding began and at the end of the trip, thankfully, we were off the ship and headed home in the car in less than 15 minutes. Overall: I enjoyed the Cruising concept when it comes to vacationing and I am not turned off to the idea of another cruise, I just have a bad first impression of the Carnival Cruise Lines after experiencing the horrible accommodations my wife and I experienced aboard the Carnival Ecstasy. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
This was our very first cruise and I was a little nervous after reading so many negative reviews. We LOVED it! We sailed on Carnival Ecstasy which is the oldest ship in the Carnival line. The staff was wonderful. We were NOT hounded to ... Read More
This was our very first cruise and I was a little nervous after reading so many negative reviews. We LOVED it! We sailed on Carnival Ecstasy which is the oldest ship in the Carnival line. The staff was wonderful. We were NOT hounded to buy beverages. We were not hounded for "extra" tips. Some of the food was better than others but that is to be expected when you are eating off a buffet. All in all, there is something somewhere on that ship for you to find that is delicious to eat! My favorite part: Seeing my husband so relaxed! His favorite thing to do each morning was to grab a cup of coffee (and possibly an ice cream cone!) and sit out on the deck at the back of the ship. He usually had the whole place to himself at 5-5:30 in the morning! The beds were comfortable also. Rooms seemed more than adequate in size. We packed for 5 days but actually had way more clothes than we needed. Dress up night doesn't have to be as formal as you might think. Some men wore button up shirts, no tie, not jacket while others went all out. Some women wore sun dresses while others wore prom-type dresses. Anything goes! The travel service to and from the airport went smoothly. If your primary goal is to get away from all the stresses of life and just relax this is a perfect plan. We didn't take our kiddos so I can't review on the child entertainment part of the vacation. We loved the serenity adult only deck! Our next trip is planned through Carnival on Glory and we decided to make arrangements on our own vs. a travel agent (long story) and the rep at Carnival who is our contact has been wonderful to work with. We went on one excursion in Cozumel to the Myan Ruins w/ a beach stop on the return trip to the ship. My friends enjoyed the ruins. I was bored but I'm not really into history. It was mostly a lecture style history lesson. Guide was very informative but not much to really see. The beach was disappointed. Murky water and sharp rocks to walk over. Don't recommend that excursion unless you are a history buff. I highly recommend this cruise line! Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Our friends are big cruisers and talked my boyfriend and I into taking our first cruise. We booked the carnival ecstasy at a good price at a great time. Embarkation was fairly flawless. We had checked in online and It was fast, easy and ... Read More
Our friends are big cruisers and talked my boyfriend and I into taking our first cruise. We booked the carnival ecstasy at a good price at a great time. Embarkation was fairly flawless. We had checked in online and It was fast, easy and we were on the ship in no time. Unfortunately, our first impression of the ship was very discouraging. The atriums style was out of date 20 years ago. It was very confusing where to go and the groups of lost people did not make finding you way easy. We took the stairs for the entire duration of the cruise as the elevators always seemed to be jammed with people and took forever. Our cabin was a porthole room on the Main deck. The room was nice. The beds were comfy, there was plenty of storage and the bathroom was a little on the tight and smelly side, but adequate. I was the most disappointed about what I was expecting and we didn't receive in our room. I had read online that our room would have both hair dryers and mini fridges. We had neither. I had brought along a medication that needed to be refrigerated and we ended up having keep it on ice the entire time. Thankfully I brought my own hair dryer because the hotel style take forever to dry my hair. Otherwise, I would have been in big trouble. We attended the information session when we boarded the ship and were told that we would have robes in our room and to wear them to robe night. Guess who didn't attend robe night, because they were nowhere to be found. The food was flat out disgusting. I've been told time and time again that the food is great and I would gain 10 lbs. By the time the ship stopped at a port, we were nearly running to find anything edible to eat. While the food on the ship was terrible I did try a lot of it. I wouldn't say that I ate a lot, but I tried. We ate at the Lido deck buffet, the Wing Song dining room, and tried room service. Breakfast was my favourite, because I was able to get pre-packaged cereal that was made no where near the ships kitchens. The water on the ship was difficult to drink. It had a very strange stale-sitting-in-a-tank-not-quite-filtered taste. By the end of the second night I had cracked the seal of my $4.25 room water bottle and couldn't drink any tap water after that. Our room steward was amazing. We tipped him extremely well and thankfully we mysteriously weren't billed for any bottled water. The entertainment on the ship was ok. They had a good variety of things to do throughout the day. Hasbro the game show was fun, the British Invasion show was mediocre, but entertaining, the comedians were decent, plenty of trivia games. My only complaint about the entertainment is that everything was too short. 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there. I would have loved to do something for a couple hours. The instructional dancing on the Lido deck was scary. It's bad enough to hear the cha-cha slide more than once in a week, but to hear it ever day and have the staff yelling at old fat people left a bad taste in my mouth. I've been home for over a week and I haven't been able to sit at my desk at work for more than 20 minutes at a time because I'm still suffering from vertigo. Needless to say, Carnival pretty much ruined the idea of a cruise for me. I'll NEVER-EVER set foot on a cruise ship again. Thanks for the life lesson. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
We found a great last-minute price on the 4 night Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. We had never cruised with Carnival before. Our only previous cruise was a Transatlantic on Royal Caribbean. We were pleased with our experience on ... Read More
We found a great last-minute price on the 4 night Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. We had never cruised with Carnival before. Our only previous cruise was a Transatlantic on Royal Caribbean. We were pleased with our experience on Carnival. The embarkation process ran smoothly. I had taken the time to submit all of our paper work and payment information before hand. The agent who checked us in was polite, but not friendly. We checked in about 1:00 pm and made our way on board. We found our cabin on the Riviera deck (deck 4). It was an ocean view cabin with a good-sized window toward the front of the ship. The room was clean and our room steward was very helpful and very friendly. We had 5 of us in a the cabin. My wife and I shared the twin beds pushed together into a king-size. Our children slept in the pull out bunks and the trundle bed. When the room was made up for the night it was quite tight. We had to be sure to be careful not to hit our heads on the bunks. It was adequate, but not luxurious. The bathroom was a normal size for a cruise and worked well for our needs. The storage for clothes and things in the drawers and closets accommodated our things well. There was a television (with poor picture quality, but that was OK because we were not on the cruise to watch TV) and a small desk in the room. The two primary places we ate our meals were in the Panorama Bar and Grill on the Lido deck (10) and our assigned dining room the Wind Song. The food on the Lido deck was fine. It was a buffet with a few other options (sometimes hamburgers or Mongolian stir fry). The food quality was average, but there was plenty to choose from. Our children loved the ice cream available all the time. The food in the Wind Song was good, but not great. The lobster we had one night was quite good. My kids loved the chocolate melting cake for dessert. I would recommend one avoid the pumpkin pie. It was rubbery and not flavorful. I can honestly say it was the worst pumpkin pie I have ever had. However, I had baked alaska one evening and it was quite good. The service in the dining room was very good. Our head waiter Alberto was very good and friendly. So was our waiter Mauricio. The only bad service we had was on the final day in the Pizza Pirate on the Lido deck. The woman running it seemed overwhelmed. She could not keep up with the demand and looked like she was frustrated by it. As far as activities, the pool area was often quite crowded and had a definite party atmosphere. The demographics on the cruise skewed toward young families and young adults. Those two groups often want different things from a cruise. Many of the young adults seemed interested in the party atmosphere (loud music, lots of alcohol, and mingling in hot tubs). As a family we were more interested in children's activities and family activities. Because of this we spent time at the miniature golf course (that was fun) and Waterworks (water slides and activities). The kids loved the water slides. The children's programs (Camp Carnival) were very well organized and had many programs the kids were interested in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The kids especially enjoyed the games (Uno, etc.) and the demonstrations (magic shows and towel animal folding instructions). Our teenager did not seem very interested in the teen activities. The teen activities were more geared toward a party atmosphere than the kids activities. He is not a party person, he was far more content to sit and read and relax or ride the slides at Waterworks. We did not attend many of the shows. We did attend the Hasbro Game Show. It was fun and our children enjoyed it. We sat in upper level of the Blue Sapphire Theater so we did not get picked to participate (we knew that would be the case when we picked the seats). We had two ports of call, Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. We enjoyed both ports. We only took an excursion in Cozumel. The Ecstasy itself is an older ship in the Carnival fleet and does not have all of the amenities of its others ships. It is a little worn in places, however it is well-kept and clean. We did not have any complaints about the ship especially at the bargain price we paid for the cruise. We enjoyed our time on the cruise and would definitely cruise with Carnival again.   Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
My husband and I booked our very first cruise on the Carnival Ecstacy last year for the Carnival Live! program. Our sole purpose in booking the cruise was for our favorite performer, Gavin Degraw. We were also excited to experience ... Read More
My husband and I booked our very first cruise on the Carnival Ecstacy last year for the Carnival Live! program. Our sole purpose in booking the cruise was for our favorite performer, Gavin Degraw. We were also excited to experience cruising. If you are interested in Carnival Live!, this was one of the best shows we have ever been to, given the intimate venue and front row VIP section. As for the cruise, I was never bored! The food was good for us, and the drinks were great too. I am a huge picky eater and never had trouble finding something to eat. Dining room service can be a bit slow, but staff is entertaining. We are laid back and don't let little things bother us. We rush too much in regular life anyway, so it's nice to slow down and enjoy every moment. We went to Key West and Cozumel and had beautiful weather the entire time. The only thing lacking was the pool. It's very tiny and totally packed. We did have fun on the waterslides though. The staff is wonderful, and we couldn't have asked for better service. We were overcharged for Internet use and guest services promptly took all charges off for the inconvenience. There were a few people on the ship that mentioned the ship being small and not as updated as other cruises they have been on. However, being that we had nothing to compare it to, we thought it was awesome. One of my favorite memories is watching the sun sink into the ocean. Absolutely beatiful. After shopping around some other cruise lines, we have booked a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Glory coming up this August! Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
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 five. So I thought. ... Read More
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 five. So I thought. Although I did not expect a huge ship, I was hoping for at least a decent ship that could make me consifer cruising again. Our original booking was for 2 statesrooms, however prior to boarding we received a call from Carnival asking if we would be interested in an upgrade to 2 Jr. Suites.. I have 3 boys; 20, 14, 12. It sounded like a great idea so we went with the upgrade. I must say boarding the ship was pretty easy, no complaints as we had priority due to the upgrade. Once on the ship everything went down hill.... literally. The ship was too small to accommodate the everyone on board ( we were told 2,6000 ppl filled to capacity). There is one pool that was way too small for the many people who wanted to swim... Difinately no room for kids. Adults took over the only pool, many of them who drank way too much Alcohol. My boys who love swimming had not a chance in the there. On the top deck there is a slide, but here is the thing there is no pool underneath the slide. This was UNBELIEVABLE>>>> A SLIDE THAT DOES NOT EXIT TO A POOL.. SERIOUSLY? The game room consisted of 10 game machines at best, all with a hefty price tag to pay. Lunch was the worst; hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries ect.. ( the food was not the best). Lunch time was horrible, long lines and only one area that serve lunch. We arrive a bit late for lunch and was told that lunch time was over. Dinner not the best either, The attendant " Sean" was fantastic as he made sure that our tiny tiny Jr. Suite was clean. Closing - For the amount of money we paid for this cruise I could have done something alot cheaper and better. My kids vowed to never go back. SHAME ON YOU CARNIVAL..... Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
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 staff was great about the ... Read More
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 staff was great about the reservation. The room attendant was very nice, timely and helpful. Had I known we could leave an extra tip via the customer service desk I would've. We did not buy an excursion, but despite previous advice to have a passport (yes in 2014 it became the rule) we were still able to get off the ship and wander the town. US $ is best to use, not all places take credit cards. We particularly enjoyed the late night Comedy club. Because the main pool area was packed with children, we found the Serenity deck our choice deck to sunbath and relax. A telephone customer service person recommended the dining reservations, and I am very glad I took her advice. At no extra cost we had a nice table with delicious served dinner every night, away from the buffet food places which was tasty, but not as relaxing. Next cruise we will take up the opportunity to order room service at times (eg breakfast). I took the water slide 1x for kicks...it was fun, but only 1x for this aging chick. We played putt-putt 1x, but the deck was a bit hot with no available shade nearby. We spent some time in the Casino, and watched a couple shows. There seemed to be plenty for the children to do but not much for adults unless $ to be spent (bars, spa). Otherwise, all other activities appeared to be money makers for the ship, as they need for business. As a childless couple, I hope our next cruise has better entertainment for adults, and fewer children to better enjoy the open areas. I enjoyed the cruise, had fun and am anxious for our next trip! This time with a excursion or two. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
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 only food available is ... Read More
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 only food available is pizza (if that's what they choose to call it). It was more like toasted dough with very little to no sauce with either mushrooms, cheese, or arugula and prosciutto toppings. I told them in a survey yesterday that the pizza was the worst I've ever had in my life. The service at dinner was subpar, that of a Olive Garden or Chili's. There is only 1 pool, which means children are seeing activities that young, single adults are doing. There should at least be an adult and a family pool. There are places advertised and are on the map I was given at check in that are no longer on the ship....the sushi bar. It was nonexistent. An employee told me they don't have it anymore...wow! The one thing I was looking forward to after eating my first meal. After the first night there's not much to do. Shows, activities and comedy shows starting repeating themselves. I only cruised for 3 nights and expected something new each day. The spa was horribly overpriced. My hot stone massage was more like an oily rub down. I will give Carnival another try, on a larger and newer ship, but I will NEVER sail on the Ecstasy again. One good thing. My 12 year old daughter really enjoyed the Circle C activities. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Carnival Ecstasy Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 3.5 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 3.9
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.7
Family 3.5 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.5 3.7
Enrichment 2.5 3.3
Service 4.5 4.1
Value For Money 5.0 3.8
Rates N/A 4.3

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