Carnival Ecstasy - Had a good time!: Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review by cje
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Carnival Ecstasy - Had a good time!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Dinner was really my favorite experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal every night. Our server was the same person every night and she was awesome. They More really go out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience.
Arrived in Progreso. We did the dune buggy beach break excursion (XCambo ruins and Reef Beach Club Resort). Don't waste your money. It was definitely not worth the $99 per person we paid. You would be better off just staying on the Corona Beach at end of pier.
Arrived in Cozumel. Definitely worth the wait. It was absolutely beautiful. We went to Paradise Beach and stayed all day and did some shopping afterward.
Left Cozumel at 4:00 and hit rough seas due to a cold front. It woke us up around 4 a.m. with the ship going up and down with 12-foot swells. Walking through the dining room was tricky and I spilled some coffee trying to walk to my table!
Arrived back in Galveston on Thursday. If you want them to handle your luggage, you have to have it in the hallway before midnight, so you will have to have a change of clothes, etc. for the next morning. However, if you can manage all your luggage by yourself, do the "self-assist" debarkation. You get to go first. Otherwise, you will be on the ship all morning waiting for your "zone" to be called. The line to get through customs was long, and it took us about an hour to finally get out.
Overall, I have to say that all the negative reviews I read were not true for me. The ship was not too crowded. I never had to wait in line for more than a few minutes. The food was good. The water in the shower was hot. The shows were good. The ship was clean. The staff was very friendly. For the money, it was worth it. Less
Cabin review: 1A Interior Upper/Lower
Rooms were clean. Plenty of closet and luggage space. Very noisy on Riviera deck, which is the very bottom deck (still not sure where all the clanking and banging noises were coming from). People in halls at all hours of night and you can hear everything they say if they are walking down hall. Shower area was adequate and water was plenty hot! Bring some earplugs or a noise machine. Wish I would have done that. But overall, I was pleased with the room itself. They make up the room twice a day.Read All Interior Upper/Lower (1A) Reviews >>
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