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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean from Jacksonville

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Caribbean
Jacksonville

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

3

Average

2

Poor

7

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

22

Romantic Cruises

8

Entertainment Cruises

6

Senior Cruises

3

Singles Cruises

1

22 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean from Jacksonville


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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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


Sailorpetes avatar

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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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


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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


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


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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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evamariesegovia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

This was my first cruise, and I have to say that everyone I interacted with (with the occasional exception) was truly FANTASTIC! Cam (the Cruise Director) was phenomenal; the bar staff including Lulu, Hery, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


shepink72 avatar

shepink72

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst food ever

So to start this review it must be known that this was my 13th cruise and 3rd on Carnival. I selected Ecstasy because it fit my travel time and location. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze. That was very good. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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uncgchick08

1 Review Written

Best trip

I was there for a family anniversary. From the moment I stepped onto the ship I felt welcomed. My stateroom steward was (I Nengah) and he was awesome and very polite. I stayed in the oceanview room with a king size ...
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Sail Date August 2019


ME12 avatar

ME12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again

This was to be a girls getaway the food was horrible in the dinning area, There where two fights on the boat, strippers in the club, but this is a family ship. The towels for the pool were dirty. When trying to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jannafrei

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best Family Vacation

We chose this cruise because it was cheap and were not expecting much, but we were blown away. The ship was so clean, the employees were the kindest people I have ever been helped by. Our three dinner servers were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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suekelli

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great experience

I enjoyed myself sooo much. embarkation & disembarkation went fairly smooth, I had my birth certificate, and although you didn't need a passport, I highly recommend it, it makes the overall process easier, as well ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Snooch123 avatar

Snooch123

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Sewer smell and vomit

We booked a family vacation for 8 and drove down from NY to Jax. Immediately the smell onboard was off putting but we decide to ignore as best we could and have a good time. Staff appear to be working hard and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ashleeduran31

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cruise from HELL !!!!!

We choose this cruise for Christmas, we thought the kids would have a great time. It turned out to be the WORST cruise we have EVER took. First, the food and service was horrible. The crew was rude and messy. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


landbound2016 avatar

landbound2016

1 Review Written

Entertainment was the one highlight

This was our 6th cruise with Carnival and it will be our last. We sailed out of Jacksonville for 5 days to the Bahamas. The ship is showing its' age and is not well maintained. We had a group of 10 in 5 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Tquinney avatar

Tquinney

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pros outweigh the Cons

After reading the reviews about this ship I was extremely nervous about this cruise; however, I didn’t experience any of the major negatives in past reviews. Listed below are my pros and cons. Pros: The ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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DeanandLori

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bottom of the barrel

Im embarrassed to even tell people that I went on this ship. I had no clue a cruise ship could be this bad! It was truly the worst money we have ever spent on anything. To start off the ship smelled horrible, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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msg59800

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best part was getting off the ship

Firstly it reeked. It smells of sewage. The water they serve smells like sewage. Out of the 5 days we were cruising I can tell you I only had 1-2 decent meals. Bread served at every meal was hard and old. Food was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


GACruiser1961 avatar

GACruiser1961

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Smell and Dirty Water

Reason we chose this cruise: It was in a day drive, low budget and fit into fall break for our teen. Embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth and efficient. Ship was old and dated and many of the areas ...
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Sail Date September 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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