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Carnival Ecstasy Review

3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1049 reviews
4 Awards

Good Value for the Money on a Short Cruise

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to the Western Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015
Cabin: Ocean View
Carnival Ecstasy at Key West

First of f let me say that I sometimes wonder what cruise some of these reviewers have been on. One review positive 4-5 stars and one review 1 star for the same cruise! Knowing that the Ecstasy is an older ship gave me pause, and you could see the age in her but it was well maintained by the ships staff.

Embarkation was flawless as I purchased Faster to the Fun so I got on early (12:00) and was able to place my carry on's in my room right away and visit the guest services in the priority line to place my gift cards on my sign & sail account. After that I had plenty of time to explore the ship and have lunch.

I cruise as a single and I would like to see them have something for us. I was able to be placed at a group table 2 nights in the AnyTime dining room, but it would be nice if they had a meet & greet in one of the lounges as well. I'm sure had I gone to the nightclub that wouldn't have been an issue but I found it was mostly for the 20-40 age group. My roll call was devoid of fellow cruisers ( only 4 ) probably due to the fact that it was a short cruise.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6D

Bathroom was smallest I've had on any ship with no counter space ( one small shelf above sink and no glasses) You have to ask your steward for a hair dryer, robe and extra pillows if you want them. Mattresses were smaller than the frame ( or possibly not pushed up against the wall) and you could hurt yourself moving around the bed to the window.

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