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Charleston Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Very Good

28

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28 Charleston Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Quillylurlean avatar

Quillylurlean

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise That Could Be Great!

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I picked this cruise for my husband's birthday celebration as it departs from our hometown port. We had a 12th deck spa balcony room. To be concise, I will list pros then cons of trip from our experience. PROS: ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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bzinkhan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rough start but fantastic ending - Love MIKEY & Serenity Deck!

We went on this cruise to join some family and it was my very 1st cruise. Embarkment was delayed due to a medical emergency, but it felt good to know that I was boarding a ship that they made sure to take care of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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earlduke325

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Chef's Table highlight of the cruise

Embarkation was very easy. We were on the ship early. No waiting for ID photos any longer. They scan the picture from your passport, on the ship in 20 minutes. We had a great time. Dining room every night. ...
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Sail Date December 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


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dtwilkin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great time on the Carnival Ecstasy!!

Had a great time. This was my 6th Cruise, 5th Carnival, first time on Ecstasy, first time going out of Charleston (even though I live there). We did FTTF which I love. I am notoriously cheap on my cruises, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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legends1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A family cruise

We chose this cruise because it was close to home .We have never been to cruiseline private island it was very nice the ship is a little older but still very nice.we enjoyed the shows the casino and room service. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bmetz34

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome time on the Ecstasy, family trip

We had a great time on our recent trip! This was a 5yr anniversary trip for my husband and I and we had our 3yr old daughter with us. There were, of course, the little bumps in the road you'd expect on any trip, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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scnative23

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing Vacation

We chose the Ecstasy due to it embarking in Charleston, where we live. Getting on the ship was fast and easy. We had stateroom E244, which is at the back of the ship. The balcony was worth the extra dollars. It was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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roflmmfao

1 Review Written

good ol ship

for being the oldest of carnivals ships it is kept well. you can tell it is dated. food was normal for carnival. service was the same. it is a smaller ship so there are less things to do then the big ships. i ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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7sailor2

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very nice ship

I was on the Ecstasy from 05.08.17 to 05.13.17 Had ZERO issues while on the ship. Even though it's one of the smallest and oldest in carnival's fleet, it doesn't seem old nor ran down. Yeah, I noticed a few signs ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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TimAndrea27103

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

We had a great time on the Ecstasy

We live in Charleston, SC, so we picked the Ecstasy for the pure convenience of not having to travel to the departure port. We have previously cruised on Princess and Royal Caribbean, so I admit I was a little ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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thisisnotright

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

It is what it is

While this cruise/ship is not the most elegant, it certainly is a lot of value. Our cabin was quite adequate (an inside cabin) as we spend very little time in it. The food was quite good, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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jimmybrig

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

CONTROL THE SMOKERS

We chose this cruise for my wifes birthday. Every year we go someplace different and this year i dicided to go out of the country. The liner was great and the room was good. The biggest issue we had was the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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BahamaMama1214

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ecstasy and Dolphins!

This was a last minute cruise booked for spring break, and it being our first cruise we were really excited! We left out of Charleston -- the only port within reasonable driving distance from our home -- and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Noami

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise, Belated Honeymoon

We chose the Carnival Ecstasy out of Charleston while we were still living in North Carolina near my husband's parents. We had moved to New Jersey in the fall of this year but made the drive anyway -- it was worth ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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patthecma

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our 2nd B2B on Ecstasy

Basically 2 cruises - Bermuda and then Nassau & Half Moon Cay. Both were nice cruises - itinerary change cased us to lose one evening in Bermuda due to rough seas heading back to Charleston. Other wise, the cruises ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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cruise_mojo

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good first time for us on the Ecstasy

We are used to sailing Sensation, Fascination and Fantasy so familiar with the class. We had a good idea of what to expect on the E. On board ship, most everything we liked. Service, room steward, bar service was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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cruisequenn

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Relax, eat, sleep repeat

We chose this cruise because able to drive to Charleston. We have sailed out of Charleston before and knew the routine. Embarkation was behind schedule because previous cruise arrived later because of tropical ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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GamecockFan58

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed it!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Justin1979

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Still fun to be had

Let me start out with I gave this cruise 4 star but really was more like 3.5 and I'll explain. My wife and decided to take short get away before our sons travel baseball season started. This marks our 8th ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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lkt89science

1 Review Written

Bite-sized taste of cruising

The Carnival Fantasy was a wonderful introduction to cruising. I found a dirt cheap last minute fare for my husband and myself. Driving down to Charleston (from PA) was an easy drive down 95. The Magnolia Plantation ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Themrs10

1 Review Written

Nice, but not excellent

The cruise out of Charleston, SC was a great trip. However the port of Charleston, needs some work as the water at the port stinks really bad. Embarkment was smoother and quicker than my last experience, on the ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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VAMontsFamily

1 Review Written

10th Year Anniversay Adventure

After ten years of marriage we decided to renew our vows and take a 14 day vacation. This is the longest vacation that I have ever taken, and it was well worth it. Non-Cruise Stuff: We spent our first 5 nights ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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markwiz

5 Reviews Written

2nd time on the same cruise from Charleston to Bahamas

Background - I took this same cruise in December of 2011 and again in May of 2012. In December, my wife got a job offer and had to start when when were scheduled to go on the cruise, so I went with a friend. In May ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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K-Ski

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Absolute BEST Value

This is the first review that I've ever been moved to write, so I'll keep it short (maybe). Pricing vs. cabin - Paid in the $800 range for both in R14, inner stateroom. Totally adequate. Hated the step up/dwn ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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