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We chose the Ecstasy due to it embarking in Charleston, where we live. Getting on the ship was fast and easy. We had stateroom E244, which is at the back of the ship. The balcony was worth the extra dollars. It was spacious with 1 straight back chair and one reclining chair. the ship flowed very well. Sit down dinner was great with great service. I tipped our cabin steward on the first day, and talked with him about his home and children. Adi always made sure our room was awesome, and always took great care of us, including always having a fresh bucket of ice every evening. Sit down dining was great. We were assigned a table and met some couples who are now friends. Service in the dining room was prompt, fast and efficient. the interior of the ship was immaculate. We ended up buying a lot of the photos they took, and we scheduled an appointment with the photographer on board. This guy was amazing, he spent about 20 minutes in 3 different locations . The finished product was the BEST pictures we have had of ourselves.

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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by scnative23

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We chose the Ecstasy due to it embarking in Charleston, where we live. Getting on the ship was fast and easy. We had stateroom E244, which is at the back of the ship. The balcony was worth the extra dollars. It was spacious with 1 straight back chair and one reclining chair. the ship flowed very well. Sit down dinner was great with great service. I tipped our cabin steward on the first day, and talked with him about his home and children. Adi always made sure our room was awesome, and always took great care of us, including always having a fresh bucket of ice every evening. Sit down dining was great. We were assigned a table and met some couples who are now friends. Service in the dining room was prompt, fast and efficient. the interior of the ship was immaculate. We ended up buying a lot of the photos they took, and we scheduled an appointment with the photographer on board. This guy was amazing, he spent about 20 minutes in 3 different locations . The finished product was the BEST pictures we have had of ourselves.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin 8D E244
Cabin was what I expected for a first time cruiser. Beds had been pushed together to make a king size. the door to the balcony was heavy and reduced the sound of being right over the propellers. Bathroom was a little cramped, but nice. Closet space was more than enough.
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