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Carnival Ecstasy; More Like Carnival Purgatory
"This was my husband's 15th cruise on Carnival, and my 4th. We have also cruised other cruise lines and have never had an experience like this. We went out of Charleston, SC, which is very convenient since we live..."Read More
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Ship needs better dining room quality of food and cleaner outside windows.

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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greenbirdk

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 working on i'. After 10 days it was still putrid smelling. Entertainment in showroom was OK, nothing special. Comedians - all 4- since we did a 5 day back to back were the worst ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Ocean View

1 Helpful Vote


Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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jetsfan58

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. The Jacksonville Cruise port experience was very nice. We arrived a bit earlier than our scheduled time but had no problem boarding. The first and second days at Sea were very ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Suits my wants

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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elklemi

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 January from either Jacksonville or Mobile both easy drive. Early January breaks the Christmas New Year hassles, gets me to warmer weather, and kids are back in school. I stayed at ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

52 Helpful Votes


Lower decks smell of raw sewage....

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jcookejr

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 as far as service goes. Wait staff was overwhelmed. Their used to be multiple staff assigned to a table. On this cruise we had only a waiter for a party of 12. He barely spoke to us, ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Family Christmas Cruise

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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yankeenurse

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 on the main atrium deck. The Atrium and all the balconies above were decorated with a giant Christmas tree,garland,lights and they even had a gigantic Menorah. The 5 children ages 11 ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes


Attitudes change with Latitudes

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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marshhawk

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 much fun at work, I don't feel like it's work). I was the driver, and a smoker, so about every hour and a half, we made a pit stop. I drove from Oxford, used some back roads and cut ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Porthole

17 Helpful Votes


Smelly, messy, waiting, annoying

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Sailorpetes

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 the rest is relaxing and paid for except for the drinks. There was 11 of us and we will probably be willing to pay more for more enjoyment and less annoyance in the future. A lot of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Worried for nothing...

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CruiseFoxes

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 room, R208, had some slight concerns. There was a slight mildew smell and there was a soft spot on the floor near the bed. Neither ruined our cruise. We would just advise not choosing ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

6 Helpful Votes


My first B2B

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O&P Cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 odor in the Jacksonville port near the atrium bar. After that, I did not smell anything of what previous cruisers complained of. The staff was amazing on this ship. I spent most of ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Interior

7 Helpful Votes


Ship is showing its age

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nczeebs

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 and oldest, but there are some physical issues on the Ecstasy that could be improved. To begin, I have to say the cruise itself was good. Our room steward, MDR waiters and bar staff ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Norfolk

Cabin Type: Ocean View

9 Helpful Votes


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