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Let me start out by the few positives 1) excellent and attentive cabin steward, Rigoberto 2) excellent waitstaff: we had anytime dining and the waiters and waitstaff remembered all of our names even when they saw us out of context, even though they had taken care of us for one night. Impressive. These guys work hard with long periods away from home! Negatives MY concern is that these reflect a conscious decision from carnival leadership to trade quality food and entertainment for cheapened substitutes to maximize bottom line profits. Otherwise just poor leadership decisions 1) absolutely horrendous entree selections as well as lunch buffets. Captain's night had prime rib that tasted like it was out of microwave, texture was bizarre. Nothing gourmet. A total utter disappointment. Lots of fried unhealthy cheap food. Fried fried fried. Appetizers ok. Desserts ok Mongolian grill was very good fresh food. Omelet bar very good. Breakfast ok. 2) bad sewer smell wafting through the halls 3) main shows had excellent choreography, costuming( ( A plus) and production but had performers that couldn't sing. Painful to listen to as solos, ok as a group. 4) minimal number of interesting activities 5 comedy shows had little to no family friendly shows and "adult" comedy was crude but not funny. 6) terrible spa massage experience. Undertrained staff

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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by Rbk123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2016
  • Destination: Bahamas
Let me start out by the few positives

1) excellent and attentive cabin steward, Rigoberto

2) excellent waitstaff: we had anytime dining and the waiters and waitstaff remembered all of our names even when they saw us out of context, even though they had taken care of us for one night. Impressive. These guys work hard with long periods away from home!

Negatives

MY concern is that these reflect a conscious decision from carnival leadership to trade quality food and entertainment for cheapened substitutes to maximize bottom line profits. Otherwise just poor leadership decisions

1) absolutely horrendous entree selections as well as lunch buffets. Captain's night had prime rib that tasted like it was out of microwave, texture was bizarre. Nothing gourmet. A total utter disappointment. Lots of fried unhealthy cheap food. Fried fried fried. Appetizers ok. Desserts ok Mongolian grill was very good fresh food. Omelet bar very good. Breakfast ok.

2) bad sewer smell wafting through the halls

3) main shows had excellent choreography, costuming( ( A plus) and production but had performers that couldn't sing. Painful to listen to as solos, ok as a group.

4) minimal number of interesting activities

5 comedy shows had little to no family friendly shows and "adult" comedy was crude but not funny.

6) terrible spa massage experience. Undertrained staff
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