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Charleston to the Eastern Caribbean Carnival Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Charleston

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70 Charleston to the Eastern Caribbean Carnival Cruise Reviews


SCGamecock80 avatar

SCGamecock80

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Would Recommend

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Chose this cruise due to length (8 nights) and ports visited (St Thomas, St Maarten and San Juan) plus it left out of Charleston SC which was convenient for our family cruise. I would recommend the Sunshine. Staff ...
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Sail Date September 2019


pambecause avatar

pambecause

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Good time

We went on this cruise with casino offer and port is close to home. So price was very good travel to and from was easy. Was a bit concerned about the bus between to get on ship but it went very smoothly not much ...
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Sail Date September 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


nutman111 avatar

nutman111

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Too small for amount of people

I choose this cruise cause its the only one leaving from Charleston. Took my girlfriends parents who are 89 each. The ship does not have enough room. Serenity deck has to to something about chair saving. Never ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Bulldogs Rule

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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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ANRR722

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Solid 3.5 out of 5 experience. First timers!

As first time cruisers, traveling with children, we wanted to make our experience as simple as possible. With Charleston being an easy 5 hr car ride, we chose to leave from there and traveled down the day before ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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EmJakeBubbie

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

7 nts out of Charleston on the ECSTASY, Cabin M117

Port location was motivation to sail this ship. Charleston is well equipped to handle the bag drop off and embarkation smoothly. Disembarkation was just as smooth, although all passengers were trying to do the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


dcwalker avatar

dcwalker

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cruise Critic/Carnival Meet and Mingle was a surprise pleasure!

I chose this cruise because it was 8 days out of Charleston, and I like Ecstasy. I live in Northern Virginia and don't mind the drive to Charleston for a cruise as long as 8 days. It would be much simpler to drive ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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CaptEZ2Like

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Hard working crew. Ship is fine. Food good. Highlight was dinner each night

I had an 86th birthday during this cruise I took solo. Although I met many other people, older folks have more difficulty enjoying the entertainment currently offered and finding companionship. For my birthday, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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THUDSON

1 Review Written

Loved it!

We had FTTF and was on the ship and in our room in 15 minuets. Loved everything but food lacked flavor. We ate breakfast and dinner in dining room it was much better! If you want good service at a bar Sewlyn at the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


cfgold avatar

cfgold

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great time, but bad time of year to go!

First time on this ship. Although old and small, it was totally fine and acceptable. We will NOT cruise again during this time frame. We appeared to have been caught in a time warp - where no party people were on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


layc2008 avatar

layc2008

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall Great Time

I chose this cruise because Charleston was the closest port to me, next time I will probably drive farther to try a larger ship. The embarkation process was ok, you pay $20 a day to park in a warehouse and wait ...
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Sail Date April 2018


John Herb avatar

John Herb

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing

The cruise was fantastic! The entertainment was fun good, buffets, and the workers were very friendly. The man that was helping in housekeeping on deck R named Noel was very friendly and helpful! Everyday our rooms ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Button1971 avatar

Button1971

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

7 day cruise to Bahamas, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turks

I just returned from my first ever cruise. We choose the 7 day cruise at recommendation of our travel agent as we had no experience. The cruise was fun and I hopefully will book more in the future but will ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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BLINDGUY9

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

You call that entertainment?

All aspects of the cruise were great as usual. We have sailed on the Ecstasy four times now and have no major complaints except one "THE ENTERTAINMENT IS OLD AND REALLY BAD" they are still doing that British ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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fooey200

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Couldn't wait to get off the ship.

Embarkation was fast and easy and from there it went downhill. The Ocean was so rough that if was very difficult walking and we could not dock in Nassau for safety reasons. I realize that Carnival had no control ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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lildutchie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not great

We chose this cruise because it sailed out of Charleston, which was convenient for us. Had it been my first cruise, it would have been my last! Food was mediocre.....some meals were fantastic, other food items ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Rosesgt

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

New Years Eve on the Ecstasy

There is nothing better than ringing in the New Year at sea. This was our 4th NYE cruise and 2nd on the Ecstasy. We were fortunate enough to have one of our son's family of 4 and my wife's 2 sisters and a nephew ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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LadyJessica

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old...

So the ship is old and you could tell very easily. We tried the dining room three times but my husband had issues each time. We paid extra ($20) just for a steak, plain. It came with some red wine sauce on it, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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njmoms

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Another Lovely Carnival Cruise

This was our 4th time sailing on Carnival, and we were very pleased with almost everything. We chose the Ecstasy simply because it sails out of Charleston, SC. We have several people in our family who cannot do long ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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auscgguysgirl

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Love this smaller ship

Before I start - this sailing was all jacked up before we ever set sail. It was a 10 day itinerary that was changed b/c of the hurricane through the islands weeks before. Not a big deal. However, we were supposed ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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wannagonow123

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so good of a trip

We love cruising with Carnival, as we know what to expect, and we like longer cruises, so this 10 day was a perfect choice for us. We ha cabin U-40 which had lot of room, and we were comfortable with the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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patthecma

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not such a Journey

Chose the cruise initially because there would be a 6 month gap in cruises for us after a Bach 2 Back in February on the Magic and another Back to Back in July (family cruise). We initially booked the Sunshine ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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IntrepidFromDC

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Thanks for the upsell restaurants

I'm so nauseated at Lido food and MDR food is barely passable for a few days. So very grateful for Steakhouse and Ji Ji's (both excellent). Typical Carnival experience - fun but lacking decent food. Guys burgers ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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