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Carnival Ecstasy Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1049 reviews
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Party Ship

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to the Bahamas
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Cabin: Ocean View
Traveled with children

We would never do this cruise again. We are in our 50's & our kids 23 & 13 yrs old. If you are not interested in drinking, gambling & partying, forget it. There was very little to do with our kids. I should have listened to the other reviews I read before making my reservation. It's a great "party" ship with lots of drinking. Also, even though we paid our tips ahead of time I felt like they were nickle and diming you every time you turned around. The ship had to miss Half Moon Cay because of bad weather. It left 3 days on the ship to do nothing. We were all bored. We did see 2 comedy acts that were PG which my kids could attend. The last day Saturday the ship was hurrying back to Charleston because a tropical depression. Saturday we felt sea sick because of the rough seas.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6A

I thought the cabin was nice. It had two bunk beds put together for us and 2 twin beds for the kids. It was clean and had a T.V.

Port Reviews

Half Moon Cay

Bad weather did not allow the ship to stop at this port. It was a big disappointment since it was the one place we wanted to go. We realize that the weather could not be helped.


We went to the straw market to shop and ate lunch at a Greek restaurant. It was nice being off the ship for this time.


We were able to walk to Jankoo Beach. It's about 10 minutes walking from the ship. The water was a bit cool for May. But, it was a nice beach. The excursions are very expensive through the cruise ship. We decided not to take any that way.


It is not a very pretty port. Some people were nice and others not so much. The taxi lady who was taking us back to the hotel to get our car almost slammed into a car in front of us on the highway. It was a trip to remember!

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