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Carnival Ecstasy Review

Ecstasy 1-21-08

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Ecstasy
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2008
Traveled with children

We are a family of 4 with 17 and 13 yo children and this was our First Cruise. Did alot of research on internet and reading reviews. Decided on this 5 day cruise due to price and the kids not missing too much school. Very nervous about being sea sick due to previous deep sea fishing trip.

Monday- planned to be early from reading on the message boards. WRONG. The ecstasy was late arriving due to weather and from the time we arrived with EZ Cruise parking and dropoff it took over 2 hours to clear security and checkin. We were told the Carnival Computers were having trouble and causing a slow checkin. Finally got on board about 2:30 - 2:45. Dropped off our carry on's and went to Panorama Grill. Very crowded as everyone was hungry after the long wait. Weather cold, windy and raining. Went on deck anyway to watch us leave port. Seas were rough and Captain stated 6-8 foot seas. Alot of persons getting sick. Not us though. Rough sea all night. Slept great Carnival beds are the best. Much better than most motels I have stayed at.

Tuesday- Seas still rough and alot of rolling. Everyone including the crew talking about how rough. Alot of activities and everyone kept busy. The comedian at the night show seamed very poor and distracted. Did not talk about much except the ship rolling and about his "R" rated show for the adults later. Very disappointed. Food and service in dinning room was Very Good. Had the 8:30 seating in Windstar dinning room with ALEX and PORNCHAI as our waiters. They were VERY VERY GOOD. Wednesday - went into Progresso and shopped in the market which was small but OK. Went to the beach and skipped Corona Beach and walked a couple of blocks and stopped in front of San Marino restaurant. Used their shade huts with table and chairs. Hung out for about 3 1/2 hours bought cokes, chips and guacamole. Then had lunch and the whole bill totaled 26 dollars. The waiter did not push to buy anything but jump to when we need something. The beach was fine just not manicured as at Corona Beach but much cheaper.

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