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Jacksonville Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Destination
Jacksonville

Traveler rating

Excellent

12

Very Good

12

Average

7

Poor

14

Terrible

13

Cruise type

58 Jacksonville Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews


greenbirdk avatar

greenbirdk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship needs better dining room quality of food and cleaner outside windows.

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Friends booked this cruise and we decided to join also. Have been on this ship a few years ago and decor is nice except for sewage small emanating from around Atrium at all levels. We were informed that they 'were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jetsfan58

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

Good afternoon. We just returned from this Cruise. It was very nice overall and a very nice family getaway. Our oldest son achieved his Platinum status on this cruise so he was elated. We are a family of four. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Suits my wants

I sailed the Ecstasy on January 13, 2020 out of Jacksonville. I chose this cruise as it is one of their smaller ships, easy drive from Tennessee, and I had never been to Princess Cay. I take a Carnival cruise each ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jcookejr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lower decks smell of raw sewage....

Cruised the carnival ecstasy with huge family and could not have been more disappointed. This was our 4th carnival cruise and it had been about two years since our previous. Since then, so many things have changed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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yankeenurse

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Christmas Cruise

This was a trip 8 months in the making. 16 members of our family boarded the Ecstasy on December 21,2019. We were beyond excited to be spending Christmas/Hannukah at sea. We were all on the Empress deck which is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marshhawk

12 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Attitudes change with Latitudes

This was a cruise that was planned more than a year ago- a Christmas cruise with friends. There were 4 of us from the Atlanta area-three of us are retired, and one still works. ( I work part time now, but I have so ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sailorpetes

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Smelly, messy, waiting, annoying

We have used Carnival for many years and have enjoyed it and considered it a good value for a vacation. Traffic, waiting in line to get on and off the ship is expected and a concession you’re willing to make when ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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CruiseFoxes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worried for nothing...

We were extremely worried about this cruise because of the amount of negative reviews indicating that there was sewage smell around the ship. We were relieved to find that the ship did not smell like sewage. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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O&P Cruiser

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

My first B2B

I was on the ship for the 11/14 and 11/18 cruises. I must admit it was a WHOLE different group of people on the 4 day cruise vs the 5 day cruise. Everyone complains of a smell on the ship. I only smelled a slight ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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nczeebs

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ship is showing its age

We just came off a cruise on RCL Allure of the Seas, but Carnival had great last minute prices, and our schedule was open so we jumped. It's not fair to compare the world's largest cruise ship to one of the smallest ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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DrPepper41

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some good, Some bad

This was a last minute cruise for us - we booked it one week before we left. We booked it because Jacksonville was close by and my husband had to take a week of vacation or he was going to lose it. That said, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Katieharvey09

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don’t waste your money

Our door would not stay locked, it kept popping open. Thus, the reason Our shoes was stolen out of our room. The wind star dinning was less than fabulous. The one night water poured out everywhere! We was eating ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CMP.JVP

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the 7 night itinerary versus the normal 4 or 5 night Bahama only cruise

I selected this cruise, because it was 7 nights with an itinerary we have never been to. We live in Jacksonville, which makes it a very convenient port. This was our 3rd time out of Jacksonville, but first time ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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cruiseguyohio

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Last minute cruise with no kids

This was a last minute booking. I booked on Sep 12th around noon and got in the car to drive South. We like sailing at of Jacksonville as it is not to hateful of a drive from Ohio. We were just looking for a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Still a great deal.

Over 20 cruises with Carnival. Each one an experience. Although this ship is a little old now,she is still a fun ship. Great staff on this ship makes the voyage lots f of fun and entertaining. Cam,the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2019


avic77 avatar

avic77

1 Review Written

Good enough but not great

Carnival review First I would like to say that the staff on this ship was excellent! Unfortunately the overall cruise left us rather disappointed. I knew going in this was going to be a budget get away but I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Blooma04

1 Review Written

Cruise to nowhere and not even back!

Our cruise experience was doomed from the start. About a week before our cruise hurricane Dorian started forming. As our sale date approached we kept a close eye on the projected path and Carnival‘s website. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


northga avatar

northga

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

I did and don’t do it !

Yes it was a great price for a suite with other spiffs thrown in. However, Dorian did cause issues. Were were not contacted with final details until 6pm the day before the cruise. Had to be at Jacksonville port ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pipsy26

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

If I could give this entire cruise a negative rating, I would.

I have been on 3 Carnival Cruises and my wife has been on nearly 10 of them and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had on a cruise. First, I realize that we cannot control the weather but as another ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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tommiefremont

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Lots of fun.

I cruised as part of a large group and because of the group I was with had more fun than I have ever had on a cruise. I purchased Faster to the Fun and it was totally worth it. Skipped the line at embarkation, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


MandaR avatar

MandaR

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time family cruise

I rely heavily on reviews when planning my vacations. I tend to start my trip feeling pretty well informed on the good, bad and ugly to expect. I am also not one to complain and would much rather write a 5/5 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


naomi77 avatar

naomi77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not sanitary

I was very disappointed with this cruise. Old ship which needs a face lift for sure. Saw them doing poor paint job, just touching up certain patch areas which only made it look worse. Public bathrooms were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Jcbl avatar

Jcbl

1 Review Written

The ship smells of sewage!!

Do not book a cruise on this ship!!!! It smells of sewage !! Very disgusting !! Although the food and entertainment was decent it wasn't worth dealing with the awful smell thru out the boat. With so many ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Tara_belle92

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do not go on this boat

I have been on 7 carnival cruises and I have enjoying every single one of them. This cruise was very dirty, the boat was very old, and there was rust everywhere. The bartenders at every single bar I'm not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Steph0513 avatar

Steph0513

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short Getaway

We found this cruise and the price was pretty cheap for a short getaway. The ship is in pretty good shape for her age. I want to add that I was all over the ship for five days and never smelled sewage once. We were ...
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Sail Date August 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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