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This was the worst experience i have encountered in 21 cruises. This could be my last if i ever recover. Day one the embarkation was the strangest i have encountered. We arrived at the port, by shuttle. Checked in outside and went and stood in the cold outside a fence for thirty minutes. Got onto the boat and went through check of luggage where my closed canned drinks were opened to check for alcohol, even though I told the checker that was not where i hide my alcohol. Allowed to start onto the ship and then waited another half hour at ramp going onto the boat. Being Platnium was not important, whoever was there went on. Went to Lido deck and half the first of many bad meals on this boat. Lido foo was not very good, Then had our safety briefing which was longest in several years. Went to dinner at your time dining. Food was better than Lido. but it did not have to go very far to be that. Food was cold when delivered. Day two sea day . rained and windy most of day. Normal day stuff was on boat trivia ect. Dinner was strange in dining room first time had hash bounds delivered instead of menu item of baked potato. Visited the Casino. Small and not very heavily used on most of the cruise. Day three arrived in Bermuda at 5pm. Raining again. stayed on boat this night Day four left boat and walked around dock area. Raining again. . Notified we would be leaving early the next day because of weather on return. Cabin was very loud, Found out that they were running thrusters to keep boat next to the dock. They did not make this known. Only way i found out was Carnival refunded part of my brothers money because of the noise and the smell on riveera deck. We left and found the bad weather on the next day. Very high winds and high seas. Bad for the sea sick folks. Went to show this evening and dancers sat to sing the show because of the rocking Overall the ship was in average conditions, the deck was not clean on many occasions The upper decks were closed on most of the sea days because of winds. Service on the ship was good on most occasions. Cabin was fine first time i have had interior cabin, space was fine only problem was excessive noise while docked over night. Did no excursions through Carnival, howver it was easy to get around and see different areas. Taxis, Ferries . I would not take this cruise again on the Ecstacy. The ship is not a very good product for Carnival. It is small, dirty . Port of Charleston obviously does whatever they can to discourage passengers from leaving there

Week From Hell

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by jmcathome

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Bermuda
This was the worst experience i have encountered in 21 cruises. This could be my last if i ever recover.

Day one the embarkation was the strangest i have encountered. We arrived at the port, by shuttle. Checked in outside and went and stood in the cold outside a fence for thirty minutes. Got onto the boat and went through check of luggage where my closed canned drinks were opened to check for alcohol, even though I told the checker that was not where i hide my alcohol. Allowed to start onto the ship and then waited another half hour at ramp going onto the boat. Being Platnium was not important, whoever was there went on.

Went to Lido deck and half the first of many bad meals on this boat. Lido foo was not very good,

Then had our safety briefing which was longest in several years.

Went to dinner at your time dining. Food was better than Lido. but it did not have to go very far to be that. Food was cold when delivered.

Day two sea day . rained and windy most of day. Normal day stuff was on boat trivia ect.

Dinner was strange in dining room first time had hash bounds delivered instead of menu item of baked potato.

Visited the Casino. Small and not very heavily used on most of the cruise.

Day three arrived in Bermuda at 5pm. Raining again. stayed on boat this night

Day four left boat and walked around dock area. Raining again. .

Notified we would be leaving early the next day because of weather on return.

Cabin was very loud, Found out that they were running thrusters to keep boat next to the dock. They did not make this known. Only way i found out was Carnival refunded part of my brothers money because of the noise and the smell on riveera deck.

We left and found the bad weather on the next day. Very high winds and high seas. Bad for the sea sick folks. Went to show this evening and dancers sat to sing the show because of the rocking

Overall the ship was in average conditions, the deck was not clean on many occasions

The upper decks were closed on most of the sea days because of winds.

Service on the ship was good on most occasions.

Cabin was fine first time i have had interior cabin, space was fine only problem was excessive noise while docked over night.

Did no excursions through Carnival, howver it was easy to get around and see different areas. Taxis, Ferries .

I would not take this cruise again on the Ecstacy. The ship is not a very good product for Carnival. It is small, dirty .

Port of Charleston obviously does whatever they can to discourage passengers from leaving there
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