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Carnival Ecstasy Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Eight days on the Carnival Ecstasy

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to the Southern Caribbean
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greyx4
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2016
Cabin: Porthole
Porthole cabin

Cruised from Charleston SC. We had FTTF and embarkation was a breeze. Best $ ever spent. The ship is one of the smallest in the fleet as well as one of the oldest, but it was really nice. The rooms were nice and all areas were clean and well kept. Dining in the dining room was good. We always like the food, but think that at times it could be hotter. Food on the Lido was good and there was always room for seating. Loved the Serenity deck and it was always really busy. I know they are bigger on the newer ships, but this one is small. We did agree that this crew was by far the best we have ever had on any cruise. The CD Benjamin was always fun and upbeat and his staff were equally on point. Our waiters were so attentive and good. Went to Amber Cove and it was ok. It's really new and just a bunch of shops. They do have a really nice pool area with tons of lounge chairs. Also Grand Turk where we took the rainbow trolly tour. It was 2 hours for $29 and well worth the price. We missed our last port, Half Moon Cay, due to weather but Benjamin provided a fun sea day. The one downside was debarkation. Ugh! The port of Charleston is awful. We had our car parked in the garage and had to be bused across the street. No help with luggage or instructions on which bus goes where. My advice would be to get dropped off or a shuttle to the port.

Cabin Review

Porthole

Cabin PT

Cabin was nice. Love the porthole. It did not have a refrigerator or a couch, but was adequate.

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Nothing new or exciting here. New port - shops - nice pool area

Half Moon Cay

Missed due to weather. Unable to tender.

Charleston

Embarkation was ok. We were delayed due to customs but once things got moving it went smoothly

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