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Charleston Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Very Good

28

Average

29

Poor

11

Terrible

9

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29 Charleston Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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bicandstan

1 Review Written

Please read

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First if your parking at the port,you will need to have your credit card ready to pay for parking,the embarkation was swift and easy,we walked on with two bottles of wine one with a screw off top so we could have a ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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rduck23

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Carnival Cruise Experience

First off let me say that I am not an avid cruiser. This was my 5th cruise in a 20 year span. My family and I have always cruised Royal Caribbean and decided to give Carnival a shot since the port is only 3.5 hours ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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copper65

1 Review Written

Average

The Port of Charleston was a breeze for both embarkation and disemabarkation which is a huge plus. The ecstacy is definitely showing age but our cabin was clean and comfortable. Our Cabin steward was fantastic! ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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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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grammygoes

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A NICE SHIP, WRONG CRUISE

Charleston embarkation is a nightmare, but the shorter drive is worth the challenge. When you know that ahead of time, it helps...some. My husband & I sailed on Sunshine last year Saturday-Thursday and it was one of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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newlywedcruiser31

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Overall okay but probably won't sail with Carnival again.

For a little background information: my husband and I are newlyweds and picked this cruise for our honeymoon because it worked with our schedule and because Charleston is relatively close to home. It was our very ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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bcardos

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

High Hopes Unfulfilled

This was my birthday cruise for turning 65. We had planned to do a European River Cruise this year but life got in the way and on the spur of the moment we decided to try something close by - Charleston, SC for a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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PierreT

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Watch Excursions

I took this cruise with my wife as part of the 40th wedding celebration. It stopped at Nassau and Freeport. Both stops were not the greatest for us; the first excursion we choose had the Charm and Beauty of Nassau ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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jimm942

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

New Years Eve Cruise--Charleston--5 Nights

I'll try to keep this short and hit on the highlights. We are a couple and traveled with about 6 other couples from the Carolinas. We drove to Charleston and stayed the night before downtown. Took Uber to the port ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Hairychestrunerup

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST LOL

Never been there before and the ship was suppose to be docked for 3 days ,. carnival estascy , cabin was noise from engines , away from couples we were traveling with ,not what we had ask for . Dining was also not ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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cherrycokezero

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sunshine not bad

Cruised the Sunshine out of Charleston on 11/6/16 to Nassau & Freeport. Worst embarkation EVER! Will never cruise out of Charleston again. But, despite the embarkation fiasco, it was an enjoyable cruise on the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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ncfuncpl

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We went back to back. 9/17 was much better than the week before. The staff acted like they were all in training. My husband is a smoker. I am not. The Ecstasy has limited smoking to a small area on deck 11 and ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Cltphotog

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cheap Party Boat Not Bad For Budget Cruisers

I picked the Carnival Ecstacy cruise ship due the location of the departure being in Charleston SC and the price of just over $400 per person wasn't hard a difficult choice to make. The check in process wasn't ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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map92

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Loved Charleston and Half Moon Cay

We chose this cruise for 2 reasons, 1, We wanted to visit Charleston and 2, we wanted to go to Half Moon Cay. Both were great! Can't say the same for the ship. Its old, made LOTS of noises, and smelled bad in the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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dgeanette

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good, but not Great

I have to say I really disappointed right from the beginning of this cruise. If you can at all please avoid going out of Charleston. From the time we arrived in the parking lot to the time we got to our room it took ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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tchoney

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Find a PRO within A LOT of CONS

Arrived in Charleston and was advised by security to drop off our luggage and come back out of the port to park for an hour. Upon re-entry we were told because we had Faster to the fun, we had priority boarding and ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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GeneTree

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Good cruise; bring lots of nickles and dimes.

We were looking for a fast escape from our hum-drum life (going stir crazy) and had friends already on this cruise so booked at the last minute. There were only a few balcony cabins available a week prior to sailing ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Diana55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment

The food in the dining room was disgusting. We tried it twice for dinner and once for breakfast. Disgusting each time and we didn't eat it. We even ordered the special meals that were an additional $20 - still ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Robert Woodfin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good and Not So Good

This was my wife's and my first cruise with Carnival Fantasy. In fact it is the only cruise we have been on for about 20 years. There were some things that we liked such as the service and all of the staff. They ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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us2inparadise

1 Review Written

Disappointed

This was our first time on the Carnival Fantasy, we did a Royal Caribbean about 10 years ago. We live in Charleston, so we decided to try it out since it debarks from our hometown. I will start with the negatives. ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Experienced in Cruising

1 Review Written

Fantasy...not for the experienced cruiser

We just got off this boat yesterday (Charleston- 5 day cruise), and while the overall vacation was a nice enough vacation, I can tell you that I would never sail on the Fantasy again. Having been on about a dozen ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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megan_924@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

Best vacation-for the money.

This was our fifth cruise. 4th with Carnival. We were celebrating my husbands 30th birthday. We have 3 small kids and live in Charleston. We were looking for a simple, relaxing getaway. (I feel its important to ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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charlestonresident144

1 Review Written

Carnival Fantasy - Fun with Amazing Staff and Entertainers

We live in Charleston and was very happy to try the great ship that is always in our port. Great ship, incredible staff - the food was fantastic. Our waiters Rafael, Sherwin and Seville were the most amazing ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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archeryshack

1 Review Written

Interesting Honeymoon Cruise

Let me begin by saying this was our honeymoon. I had been on a cruise before and she was a first time cruiser. We began our cruise on Saturday and arrived at noon (bad idea)! It took 3 hours from the time we entered ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Just 2 of Us

1 Review Written

Carnival Fantasy - Bermuda

This was the 3rd Cruise for my wife & I. The 2 prior to this were on the Carnival Glory & this time the Carnival Fantasy. We had sailed with family & friends on our prior two cruises but this time it was just the ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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