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We booked a family vacation for 8 and drove down from NY to Jax. Immediately the smell onboard was off putting but we decide to ignore as best we could and have a good time. Staff appear to be working hard and the entertainment was good . The food was sub par tasteless and lukewarm. Pizza was good so we ate that a lot . Buffet is in supervised by staff and kids were touching everything. No one was encouraged to wash hands. No one enforced rule of hot tubs . It really was a germ fest. On Weds 12/5 our youngest began to vomit . Now on our drive home all the kids are sick IN THE CAR trapped! Worst cruise ever. The Ecstasy needs to be retired and the Head chef needs to be replaced and forced to eat from the buffet! It really baffles me why Carnival continues to sail this ship. Such a waste of money for us.

Sewer smell and vomit

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by Snooch123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We booked a family vacation for 8 and drove down from NY to Jax. Immediately the smell onboard was off putting but we decide to ignore as best we could and have a good time. Staff appear to be working hard and the entertainment was good . The food was sub par tasteless and lukewarm. Pizza was good so we ate that a lot . Buffet is in supervised by staff and kids were touching everything. No one was encouraged to wash hands. No one enforced rule of hot tubs . It really was a germ fest. On Weds 12/5 our youngest began to vomit . Now on our drive home all the kids are sick IN THE CAR trapped! Worst cruise ever. The Ecstasy needs to be retired and the Head chef needs to be replaced and forced to eat from the buffet! It really baffles me why Carnival continues to sail this ship. Such a waste of money for us.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin 8D
Small no refrig but adequate and kept fairly clean by Stewart
Empress Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins