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887 Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews
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jparker1961
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
5cruizin
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 forum posts
6 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
9 forum posts
5 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
19 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
24 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
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randynt
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 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
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
5 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
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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
11 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
137 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
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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
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
1 helpful vote
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
9 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
4,535 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
13 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
bcardos
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my birthday cruise for turning 65. We had planned to do a European River Cruise this year but life got in the way and on the spur of the moment we decided to try something close by - Charleston, SC for a quick 5 day break to the ... Read more
deborah9
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so we were not sure what to find , only went by what other people told us. I booked with a travel agent that was fine . the food in the dining rooms was very small portion and coffee cold , I thought people ... Read more
Green water junkie
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We like cruising out of Charleston because it's only a 31/2 hr away from Charlotte, NC. Parking at the port was quick, and both embarkation and debarkation the same. The ship was well run and clean. Our cabin (M211) was well maintained ... Read more
smokeyglenn
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This cruise is for people who are more concerned with value than luxury. This ship is older and needs to be updated. The crew was very nice and courteous and the people on the ship were very friendly. unfortunately, the food wasn't very ... Read more
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