4 Carnival Ecstasy Fitness 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
We booked this cruise to celebrate our son's graduation. For 4 travelers, we had 2 Ocean View cabins on Deck 5 (Main) and were very pleased with the location and the big window. We usually book a balcony, but this was fine for a ... Read More
We booked this cruise to celebrate our son's graduation. For 4 travelers, we had 2 Ocean View cabins on Deck 5 (Main) and were very pleased with the location and the big window. We usually book a balcony, but this was fine for a short cruise. There are a very limited number of balconies on this ship. This cruise was the winner of the easiest boarding process. It was also the winner of the easiest disembark process. We really liked all of the seafood offered at both the dining room and Lido Deck buffet locations. It is always fresh. I actually got the salmon 4 nights in a row in the dining room because it was so hot and fresh. The two 23-yr olds liked the ribs, steaks, and lobster. They also tried the chocolate melting cake and baked Alaska for the first time and thought they were the best. We also received room service twice for breakfast and it was right on time and consistent as usual. Again, the smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese and capers is very good. The younger guys ordered cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit. As far as service, we thought it was all excellent as far as dining, cabin maintenance, and room service. We spent some time each day on the "Serenity Adult Only" area on the back of the ship. The 2 whirlpool tubs are too crowded. Carnival should put some time limits on how long passengers can stay in there. One group of 9 stayed in there for 2 hours and they were loud because they were drinking a lot. One whirlpool was hot and one was luke warm. There was no problem getting a lounge chair and they had an attendant who checked out big yellow beach towels for that area. We ordered drinks and thought that they were very weak (Mojito and Hurricane)and not worth the price. A "Classic Mojito" is $8.75 with 15% gratuity ($1.31) for $10.59. We ended up going with a bucket of Coors Light 16oz. for $25.41. The shows were good and the comedians were hysterical. Best overall: Food and Service Worst Overall: Whirlpools Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Living in Florida, one would have thought that by now our travels would have taken us to all ports of call near us. Some how we have missed Half Moon Cay. All the reading and pictures from other reviews have been the motivation. This short ... Read More
Living in Florida, one would have thought that by now our travels would have taken us to all ports of call near us. Some how we have missed Half Moon Cay. All the reading and pictures from other reviews have been the motivation. This short four night, long weekend fit the timing. I'll fill in the hurricane thing later. We drove from Orlando to Port Canaveral on the Beach Line, (toll road) can't remember the amount of the tolls. They have added a new toll plaza. Total of three now. The construction work appears all done at the new terminal and shared parking garage. We chose the nearest parking, the open lot. 75 bucks for four night stay. Time check 11:05 AM. We walked right up to the VIP security check in. They reviewed our carry on's. 20 ounce cola, water, tea and Gatorade. One small cooler, (for ice). She shook the water and sent us to the escalator. The regular lines were very short. The VIP was over filled. We were escorted to the first available agent. Should have just gone there anyhow. Quick pit stop, then walked to the photo and "Ding" on the ship. Time check 11:30 AM The whole debate about the room being ready. The main hall way was locked. We went to the Lido, aft. Then down to the Serenity, used the back stairs to the Empress, around the corner, E228. And the cabin was ready. This was the best cabin location to get Serenity we have ever had. The Serenity area have bright yellow towels, no need to carry the blue ones from your cabin. And NEVER saw chair hogs or children. I enjoyed the theme of City Lights. They changed color, never boring. The house band was very good. Six piece band named Ecstasy Band. real simple. Ship activities. too many to do, so just picked a few. Our friends wanted a ship on the stick, so we did the digital scavenger hunt. Then tried the slot tourney. Both were on the sea day. First port of call was Nassau. With no plans for excursions, we went to Athena's Greek Diner for conk fritters. Returned to the ship and Serenity again. Half Moon Cay. It is a tender port. arrived prox 9 AM the sky was slow to show sun. The guest services escorted a small group to the tender. We were allowed to get on before the rope was opened to passengers. Good perk. Our friends rented a clam shell. I think for 20 bucks. When the sun came out, I then thought good move. I enjoyed the beach, water and relaxed. The passing of the hurricane may have eroded the shore line some. We could see a few areas where fresh sand was replaced from washout. May be some buried trash was uncovered, but minor. We dined using anytime dinning. 6:45 was perfect to miss any line. Food was quick, no delays and always hot. Did remember ribs and elegant night don't mix. I had the ribs, normal cruise attire won. Debark was good. We ate breakfast with friends, then simply waited for a few zones to clear, then walked right off. Did the self assist. Cleared customs, 10 minutes tops. We will include HMC whenever it is on the itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
This was our first Carnival cruise in 4 years and it was a pleasant surprise. The last one was out of New Orleans and debarkation and embarkation were a nightmare as well as the cruise itself. This one was great. We decided to give ... Read More
This was our first Carnival cruise in 4 years and it was a pleasant surprise. The last one was out of New Orleans and debarkation and embarkation were a nightmare as well as the cruise itself. This one was great. We decided to give Carnival another chance simply because we wanted to go to the Bahamas for snorkeling, and Port Canaveral was convenient to our home. We found very inexpensive parking at curiseparkingofportcanaveral.com They give personal pick up and drop off. In fact, we were delayed almost an hour getting off of the ship because our liquor purchase was delivered to the wrong cabin and they had to track it down. The shuttle waited for us because we were the only ones scheduled which was very nice. This is the first time we chose the least expensive cabin which was on deck 4. It was very comfortable and quiet. In fact, we talked to people who were on Deck 8 that paid much more whose cabin was under the stage and they could hear the whole show in their cabin. I recommend you check that out when choosing a cabin. We were mid ship and convenient to both the dining room and the buffet. This was our first time with "your time dining" and we loved it. We never had to stand in line. We had to request sitting with other couples because we enjoy visiting with new acquaintances and always got very interesting tablemates. The food was pretty good in the Wind Star dining room. One evening our dessert was very slow coming and our table mates left without it, and it did seem the service was a little slow because there was no way to grade the servers so there is no accountability. We did not eat in the buffet other than breakfast because we were off the ship every day. We did eat there twice for lunch and it was excellent. There was a big variety of unfried, non starch vegetables which isn't always the case. I thought the desserts were excellent in the dining room and the buffet too. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
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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