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We went on this cruise to have a short cruise for our grand-daughters' first cruise. They had a great time....It took a long time once we entered the parking area to actually get parked. Don't know why we waited so long to get sorted into our "Priority" status parking area. We were then immediately picked up by a shuttle and dropped off at the entrance. There was "NO" clear marking for Priority here either so we waited in line. Our neighbors "in-Line" saw our priority boarding passes and instructed us where to go. Then, it went smoothly. There were a "ton" of kids on-board which filled the pools and hottubs to overflowing and made swimming a challenge. We did spend a lot of time in the pool & Waterworks area, because our granddaughters love the water. Lots of kids around didn't spoil their fun... Dining was nice although we have seen a better choice menu on some of our other cruises(7 days & longer). Lido deck for breakfast and lunch was fine. Omelet chefs need to have more practice. They were very slow and often did not have all 3 stations working. Dining room staff, Tina, Juan & I Nengah were very attentive and responsive to our needs. A couple ladies at our table were "what I would call" a real challenge, but they served with a smile and met everyone's requests. Nice Job. Production shows were very well done. Singer were very good. The pool area is in need of repair since the tiles were coming up. We have been ashore in the Bahamas many times so we caught a taxi to a resort and did beach & pool all day for our grand-daughters. Both of them enjoyed the Camp Ocean events that they wished to go to. The younger one spent 2 - 3 hours there almost every day.

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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by Seasoned firefighter

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
We went on this cruise to have a short cruise for our grand-daughters' first cruise. They had a great time....It took a long time once we entered the parking area to actually get parked. Don't know why we waited so long to get sorted into our "Priority" status parking area. We were then immediately picked up by a shuttle and dropped off at the entrance. There was "NO" clear marking for Priority here either so we waited in line. Our neighbors "in-Line" saw our priority boarding passes and instructed us where to go. Then, it went smoothly.

There were a "ton" of kids on-board which filled the pools and hottubs to overflowing and made swimming a challenge. We did spend a lot of time in the pool & Waterworks area, because our granddaughters love the water. Lots of kids around didn't spoil their fun...

Dining was nice although we have seen a better choice menu on some of our other cruises(7 days & longer). Lido deck for breakfast and lunch was fine. Omelet chefs need to have more practice. They were very slow and often did not have all 3 stations working. Dining room staff, Tina, Juan & I Nengah were very attentive and responsive to our needs. A couple ladies at our table were "what I would call" a real challenge, but they served with a smile and met everyone's requests. Nice Job.

Production shows were very well done. Singer were very good. The pool area is in need of repair since the tiles were coming up. We have been ashore in the Bahamas many times so we caught a taxi to a resort and did beach & pool all day for our grand-daughters. Both of them enjoyed the Camp Ocean events that they wished to go to. The younger one spent 2 - 3 hours there almost every day.
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