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893 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews
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bmetz34
Member Since 2016
1 review
266 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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, but over all, we had a ... Read more
SpaceCowboy9
Member Since 2017
1 review
45 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because Charleston was about a four hour drive & we wanted to try an interior cabin, to stretch our cruise dollar. Would we go stir crazy? Wow! I like the Port of Charleston! (even though they recently raised ... Read more
doxieluvr99
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was closer to where we live. It was just a 5 day cruise and a good time for first time cruisers. There was 4 in our group. Getting into the port and through the traffic was fine we didn't have to wait in any ... Read more
scnative23
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
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 spacious with 1 straight ... Read more
jparker1961
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
ill try to keep it short. got a suite with a deck that is one of the most expensive to get. loud banging every night until 12am that would vibrate the walls and ceiling like heavy thunder would, same thing at 6am. the weight room is ... Read more
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5cruizin
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it departed from Charleston, SC and was reasonably priced. Embarkation and disembarkation went well due to Faster to the Fun pass. I highly recommend this for anyone that has the opportunity to purchase it! We ... Read more
dcarp07
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise because our daughter in law had never cruised before. She didn't know what to expect and was nervous about motion sickness. We advised this cruise was a good one to try her first cruise because it was only 4 days. ... Read more
epermar
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily because of the departure date and port of Charleston. We had spent a day in Charleston the year prior during our Myrtle Beach trip and fell in love with the city so we drove down two days before the cruise ... Read more
bsulfridge
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
26 helpful votes
We chose this trip due to being close to Charleston and having been on the Ecstasy in October, 2016. It was also a celebration of our tenth anniversary. When we arrived in Charleston, the line to park cars was non-existent. It went ... Read more
randynt
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 helpful votes
Don't get me wrong, we had fun, but we had to be flexible and patient and drink a lot of Maria's martini's to do so. We have cruised multiple times before on multiple cruiselines, including Carnival and so we read all the reviews ahead of ... Read more
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paula127
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Had a lot of talented staff on board. good shows and Guy's burgers were very good. when we got home and i realized we did not get our $50. room credit i called. We booked online under the super saver and one of the perks was the room ... Read more
TimAndrea27103
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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 nervous about trying ... Read more
xsubman
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We "were" going to take a break from cruising in 2017 but . . . I caved to my wife's request to cruise if she could find something for under $100 a day. We never caught a ship out of Charleston before, so we "booked ... Read more
scrist1420
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose Carnival because we had a great experience on the past 4 cruises with them. This time was far from great. I was so happy to get off the ship and back home. I took my daughter, who is 10, so we could have a mother-daughter get ... Read more
Jen M
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our second Carnival cruise, and we were very pleased, despite the negative reviews. The ship was clean and very pretty, not gaudy like the Sensation was. Our inside cabin was clean and comfortable, as was every other part of the ... Read more
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bunnyonthehighseas
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a blast! The Negatives (Let's get these out of the way first) There were only a couple rough spots and one of them had nothing to do with Carnival. Our first elegant night was not that great. We waited an hour to be seated ... Read more
newlywedcruiser31
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
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 first cruise and we don't ... Read more
Chavezclan5
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This is our first cruise as a family so I do not have a comparison cruise. I chose the 7 days cruise with 4 sea days and port of call at Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Grand Turks. I was pleasantly surprised by the ship and her crew after ... Read more
Melissalcsw
Member Since 2016
1 review
146 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Let me preface my review by sharing, that I’ve cruised a couple of times. This was a first for my SO and 2 children ages 15 & 9. I read many reviews prior to this trip, and read many negative reviews; but with that in mind I ... Read more
deaver
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We boarded in 30 minutes flat from shuttle to the port in Charleston to the ship. We had picked an early boarding time (11:30 a.m.) so this may have helped. We took a shuttle from our hotel with free parking for our car during the ... Read more
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rideev
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
146 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we were taking our 13yo grand-daughter. It was her spring break and her first cruise. We are an 8 hour drive from Charleston (closest port to us). Disclaimer: my wife and I are not the beach people, but ... Read more
aeluna
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise because it lined up with spring break and was a decent price when we got it. There are 4 of us, 2 18's and 22, 25. We drove to the port and didn't book any excursions because they sold out. Good think we didn't though ... Read more
maritzaortiz25
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
SORRY FOR THE LONG MISSPELLING and VERY LONG REVIEW.. Also, before you read we had a couple of amazing empolyees on board that were awesome and actually had said hi and started good conversation with us every single time we stopped to ... Read more
Terre
Member Since 2001
16 reviews
4,554 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Captain: Leonardo Contarino Hotel Director: Dave Drier Cruise Director: Benjamin Lambert Cabin: Category 4E, cabin #E141 Sail Date: March 10, 2017 – March 15, 2017 Our Cruise Experience: 37 cruises total; 14 with ... Read more
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Bella Swan
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I went on this cruise with my mom and sister and we had a great time. Leaving out of Charleston was very convenient. The port staff was great as were the drivers to the the ship. We were able to go straight to our room which was a first ... Read more
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