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Carnival Ecstasy Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1049 reviews
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SMOKY!!!!!

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to the Southern Caribbean
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NonaMouse
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Ocean View

We chose this cruise for the proximity of the port to our home. The ship is small, very small but accommodations are adequate. The main complaint is the smoking area of the ship is mid ship near most if not all the entertainment and activities. Since our cruise consisted of more sea days than port days, this area was intolerable and you most always had to walk through it to get where you were going since it was the only public deck that accessed all areas of the shop. The galley is mid ship and access to most decks was blocked by it. The smoke was terrible!!! If you hate smoking stay away!!!

The redeeming qualities were the staff who were friendly and eager to help. The food on this Carnival ship although similar menus to other ships in the fleet was below Carnival quality.

Entertainment was good and we enjoyed the shows.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6C

Very small. We were tripping over ourselves

Port Reviews

Charleston

Our embarkation was quick and painless!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Just another “fake”port town but safer than the actual destination.

Aruba

Lovely Aruba. Took a local tour and truly got a local view of the island. Great value.

Curacao

Walked into town and wander through all the shops. Caribbean sizing is smaller than YS so keep this in mind when traveling here.

St. Maarten

First time here. We took a local tour bus and hit a great 3 hour tour around the entire island. Lots of devastation still from the 2917 hurricanes but they are rebuilding slowly

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