Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by bunnyonthehighseas
- Sail Date: April 2017
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
The Negatives (Let's get these out of the way first)
There were only a couple rough spots and one of them had nothing to do with Carnival. Our first elegant night was not that great. We waited an hour to be seated (Your Time Dining) and then an hour to get our food. Then our food was not that great. Now, that was only on the first elegant night. However, there is a bright side. After a conversation with the maitre d, it was fabulous! Baris is the absolute best!! Also in the dining room I would like to thank Elizabeth and Elena, our amazing waitresses! We could not have had better service.
The other negative was one of our shore excursions at Half Moon Cay. We did the snorkel by boat. The guides were great but the seas were so rough that we could not even enjoy the snorkeling. We should not have been out there in those waters. You get 45 minutes to snorkel and we both got back on the boat after just 20 minutes. Not worth it if the water isn't calm. No bright side to this story.
First, our room steward was awesome! Harry, we absolutely loved you! Thanks for your hard work throughout the week! We know we are not the easiest passengers to take care of.
Second, our bar waiters. A big shout out to Gus, Samson, and Iwayan! You guys were the best! It's great to have servers that I can say "bring me something smooth and fruity" and you delivered each and every time in the most perfect way!
Third, the on board entertainment! Chris Wiles, Sid Davis, and Billy D Washington were great comedians. Our cruise director Benjamin was hoot! All that energy he has just makes me feel tired but it was fun to watch him dance around and act up. Loved it! Our trivia hostess, Lindsey, was also great! Her sarcasm was refreshing and watching her stumble over how to pronounce "Kravitz" was hilarious.
Our Excursions: We have already talked about the snorkeling. However, our Top 10 of Grand Turk tour was great! Jerome was the best guide we could have hoped for!
Food: Dining room was great, for the most part! The Lido deck sometimes left something to be desired but that can almost be expected at a buffet. Guy's Burger Joint and the Blue Iguana were amazing! The food really was delicious.
Easy embarkation and disembarkation. Our cabin was clean and orderly. All in all, a great vacation and we can't wait to go on Carnival again!!
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