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Charleston to the Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Caribbean
Charleston

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349 Charleston to the Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews


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Stacy ShowOffEquine

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Trip!

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This was a wonderful trip! I have been on several cruises, but this was my husbands first. We were traveling for our honeymoon. The staff was absolutely fantastic and the attention to detail was amazing. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Travel N

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Good little short Cruise

1. Name of ship-Ecstasy 2. Room #M76 3. Date: Oct 20-25 If you find anything helpful, please let me know with a helpful vote! 4. Pros-Good service staff and the small ship with small crowds was a nice ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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LuckyBill

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Older lady wondrous Crew-z

We just returned from a 6 day cruise on the Ecstasy. I booked late and you were able to arrange a table for 6 at our preferred time. I admit I had low expectations for our 19th cruise as we just wanted to insure ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jenniferrogers55

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't be scared by bad reviews!

This was our second cruise (cruised on the Magic last year), and we were prepared after reading reviews and watching videos- for the fact that this is an older, smaller ship. Plain and simple- your cruise is what ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Drummer1978

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Don't get stuck on the negative reviews....

So, I did an 8 day trip to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan. I was very hesitant on this because it was 1. My first cruise 2. I was going solo and 3. All the negative reviews. I did it anyway. One thing I ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jwlaws85

1 Review Written

Amazing ship and crew

This was our first cruise and Ecstacy sure did set the bar high. From the moment my 11 and 8 year old boys seen the ship till the last day unloading the excitement never stopped. Kyndall Fire was our CD and she was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Bthomas284

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Do not sail this boat...you have been warned!

Chose this cruise due to its close proximity to our home. I wish beyond wishes I would have read reviews before booking. As soon as we walked on boat my husband and I looked at each other in horror. The smell is so ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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AnthemOfTheSeas

1 Review Written

A Bahamas Cruise

We boarded on the ship within 20 minutes of parking the car it was truly a breeze. Once we got on at around 1:20 the room were not quite ready so we explored a little bit and went to are room. The location of a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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balarajagopal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrible experience, never again

We chose this cruise as it one of the few that sailed from Charleston, SC. Boy, what a huge mistake. I am going to keep it simple and list the positive and negatives. Positives - * Port was closer to us. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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dsh3346

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rock and Roll

The boat swayed, rocked and rolled even in calm waters. Smelled like sewage the whole trip. Even when we were docked the boat vibrated like driving down a dirt road. Seemed the bars were always understaffed, wait ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Admin

24 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Spring Break to the Bahamas

This was our 12th Carnival cruise. We drove to Charleston the night before the cruise and stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites about 20 minutes from the port. Check in in Charleston was seamless. I prepaid for ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Goodhoperoad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Terrible cruise

This ship is small, outdated, and poorly kept. Stateroom feels like staying in an old camper. We experienced a disgusting septic backup in our bathroom and guest services refused to offer anything other than a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Dixiejuju

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boring

We are a family of four and this was our first cruise. We did not have high expectations as we knew coming on that this was an old shop....we chose it because of it being within driving distance from our home. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bulldogs Rule

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This boat is a rust bucket. Don’t waste your money

This ship is a joke. Room had several patched jobs with different colors. Smelled and broken furniture. Women’s dry sauna was registered at 230 degrees wet sauna had no steam (reported it twice) never changed all ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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beachbums69

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

UNFILTERED honest mini review (NSFW)

So, the Carnival Ecstasy.........heard it called a lot of things: 1. Rust Bucket 2. bad 1970's Porn decor 3. falling apart 4. dirty and smelly Honestly all those are true, except the smelly part - we ...
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Sail Date February 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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kellyfam5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An inexpensive fun trip with kids

Why the Ecstasy- We chose to sail on the Ecstasy because it left out of Charleston, which is about a 3-4 hour drive from us and because it allowed all 5 of us (2 adults and 3 kids) in one room. So, for just ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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michaelfin5

1 Review Written

I will never set foot on this ship again

Restaurants: Food was horrible. The Buffet(s) was closed almost every time I went to it (5:15pm, 7:15am, 6pm, normal times) The Guy's burgers were good but the rest sucked. I ate soft ice cream with a fork, got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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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 ...
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Sail Date January 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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2ndtimecruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly

This cruise was a gift to my Mom. It was her first cruise and my second. The ship is dated. Everything needs a facelift. Boarding the ship This was very smooth if you know what you need to do. Boarding ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Embem

2 Reviews Written

Fun but small ship

We chose this cruise as an inexpensive getaway for a group of women. The ship is small and is on the older end of cruise ships. Carnival manages to pack most of the amenities offered on the larger ships onto the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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josiahw13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

This was the first cruise for my wife and I and we absolutely loved it. We tried to do some research before booking the cruise and asked some friends and family and they all said they enjoyed carnival. We do plan on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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