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Good afternoon. We just returned from this Cruise. It was very nice overall and a very nice family getaway. Our oldest son achieved his Platinum status on this cruise so he was elated. We are a family of four. The Jacksonville Cruise port experience was very nice. We arrived a bit earlier than our scheduled time but had no problem boarding. The first and second days at Sea were very relaxing with the Cruise Director Cam leading the cruisers. He was probably the best Cruise Director we had encountered. Very upbeat and personable young man. The Nassau port was very interesting as we ventured into the area. No planned excursions. Natives were very friendly. No issues We had to skip the Private Island due to high wind, high waves and very choppy seas. Real bumpy on approach and the Captain decided to move on. The cruise line actually allowed the Captain to dock at Freeport the next day. We spent about an hour at Senor Frogs and had a blast. Debarkation was a bit more challenging. Didn't actually get off the ship until 10:30 AM. For some reason they stopped calling decks and numbers for a while. Overall the cruise was very good, relaxing and enjoyable. The ship certainly has some flaws; however, we still enjoy all of our family cruise vacations. I hope that Carnival is reviewing the possibility of building a new Cruise Port somewhere south of Jacksonville preferably in St. John's County so that larger ships can be enjoyed without having to consider navigating under a passenger bridge. Just a Thought!!!

Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by jetsfan58

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior
Good afternoon. We just returned from this Cruise. It was very nice overall and a very nice family getaway. Our oldest son achieved his Platinum status on this cruise so he was elated.

We are a family of four. The Jacksonville Cruise port experience was very nice. We arrived a bit earlier than our scheduled time but had no problem boarding.

The first and second days at Sea were very relaxing with the Cruise Director Cam leading the cruisers. He was probably the best Cruise Director we had encountered. Very upbeat and personable young man.

The Nassau port was very interesting as we ventured into the area. No planned excursions. Natives were very friendly. No issues

We had to skip the Private Island due to high wind, high waves and very choppy seas. Real bumpy on approach and the Captain decided to move on. The cruise line actually allowed the Captain to dock at Freeport the next day. We spent about an hour at Senor Frogs and had a blast.

Debarkation was a bit more challenging. Didn't actually get off the ship until 10:30 AM. For some reason they stopped calling decks and numbers for a while.

Overall the cruise was very good, relaxing and enjoyable. The ship certainly has some flaws; however, we still enjoy all of our family cruise vacations. I hope that Carnival is reviewing the possibility of building a new Cruise Port somewhere south of Jacksonville preferably in St. John's County so that larger ships can be enjoyed without having to consider navigating under a passenger bridge. Just a Thought!!!
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Interior
Cabin 4C
Inside Cabins on Deck U. No problems at all.
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