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Carnival Ecstasy Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Carnival Ecstasy - Mexican Riviera

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to the Mexican Riviera
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Deborah Ennis
First Time Cruiser

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Sail Date: Jul 2004
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Traveled with children

The ship is very old and has not been well kept. We had the most expensive room on the ship, as did my parents who were traveling in another suite. The suites were quite dirty around the jacuzzi, and my parents' jacuzzi did not work. They called maintenance and they did get it working again. There was mold around the fans on the ceiling above the jacuzzi.

The Blue Sapphire Lounge is not big enough for the whole ship, but they schedule nights where there is only one performance of the show. The whole ship needs serious renovations. The interior design is 70's and just looks shabby. The design of the deck where the 2 dining rooms can be found is just horrible. The 2 dining rooms are separated by the galley, but you cannot walk from one dining room to the other. You have to go down or up one deck to get to dining room. This means you have to plan carefully which elevator to use or you will find yourself going up and down stairs to find the dining room.

The food was okay, but nowhere near the quality of Royal Caribbean or certainly not anywhere near Celebrity, which I feel is the best food on the seas. Great exercise room with indoor 2 indoor jacuzzis.

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Cabin 12

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