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99 Charleston Cruise Reviews


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Yup

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Stormy hell

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Ship felt loud noisy during a bad storm part of ceiling came down. Stateroom 6017. On the bow. Not a good place during a severe storm Ambulatory assessable cabin was decent sized and easily fit my ecv. But not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Yup

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hell on earth. Hell on the sea. Just plain hell

This ship can NOT. Handle rough seas. Very frightening. Loud banging ceiling falling down. Scary and unpleasant. Mild seas were fine but we hit a significant storm with winds hitting between 43 and 66 kts. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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wecruiseoften143

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Missed an entire day of cruising with no compensation and so much more

Watch out because Carnival decides on a case by case basis when they will compensate for stuff they feel is something they want to or not. We missed an entire day of sailing and disembarked at midnight because of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Lschad1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A waste of money

I chose this cruise because I had a pleasant experience with Carnival 2 years ago on the Carnival Liberty. I should have chosen another cruise line, the first trip seemed to be a one-off lucky good time. SHIP ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Goose999

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Terrible

Absolutely awful cruise to go on as a honeymoon, should have just spent the entire week in Charleston instead of getting on the boat. Cons: Drinks should not include 18 percent gratuity for just grabbing a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LLemke

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Won't Do Carnival Sunshine out of Charleston Ever Again!

We had been looking forward to this cruise for sooooo long. It was the first one for my husband and the second one for me (although mine was 20 years ago on the no longer existing Big Red Boat). Unfortunately, was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Keenya

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

By Far The Worst Cruise Experience!

I don't even know where to start!!! I have been spoiled by Disney cruises and now that my daughter feels she is too "old" to travel Disney we choose Carnival out Charleston, SC Cons: 1. Don't book/pay for ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Bthomas284

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Do not sail this boat...you have been warned!

Chose this cruise due to its close proximity to our home. I wish beyond wishes I would have read reviews before booking. As soon as we walked on boat my husband and I looked at each other in horror. The smell is so ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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balarajagopal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrible experience, never again

We chose this cruise as it one of the few that sailed from Charleston, SC. Boy, what a huge mistake. I am going to keep it simple and list the positive and negatives. Positives - * Port was closer to us. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Goodhoperoad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Terrible cruise

This ship is small, outdated, and poorly kept. Stateroom feels like staying in an old camper. We experienced a disgusting septic backup in our bathroom and guest services refused to offer anything other than a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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agmjl

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not worth the cost

This was to be a bucket list trip down the Intracoastal Waterway. The ports were interesting but the ship was a complete disappointment. Stateroom was very small. The amenities could have come from a cheap motel. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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kendra0673

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The worst

I have cruised before with carnival a great experience on Fantasy but this cruise on Ecstasy was terrible. The food was disgusting the only thing i could eat was Guys burger joint and ice cream. The ship and my room ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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michaelfin5

1 Review Written

I will never set foot on this ship again

Restaurants: Food was horrible. The Buffet(s) was closed almost every time I went to it (5:15pm, 7:15am, 6pm, normal times) The Guy's burgers were good but the rest sucked. I ate soft ice cream with a fork, got ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jmu2nmsu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ruined Our Wedding Day

We cannot tell you how excited we were to leave on 1/6/19. We were eloping, taking our first cruise, and my soon-to-be husband was leaving the country for the first time. His name is Brandon. That'll be in important ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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KruseKop

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Carnival's Race to Bottom of the Sea

This is our second trip on the Carnival Ecstasy on the Rivera level (4th Floor) with a portal ocean view.. Upon arriving at the port we were charged $20 per day ($120) parking though last trip they provided ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Elowman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever!!!

We ran into bad weather the first two days which the captain stated he did not expect. Over half of our party was sick along with members who were working on the cruise ship. We were unable to do anything and spent ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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savcoley

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

DON’T DO IT!

Safe to say after this I will never be on a Carnival Cruise again! Never, ever! Went on this cruise for my honeymoon + my husband and I were both highly disappointed. Disappointed is the understatement of the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ru1988

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

DO NOT GO ON THIS SHIP

Our cruise left out of Charleston and I was traveling with my daughter and two other friends. My daughter and I had a ocean view cabin #R188. *If you are able to still cancel your booking, do so! This ship is ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Amyjones

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Carnival Ecstasy is overrated... Pool area is super small. Unless you get out early and reserve a lounge chair with your towel, you won't get a spot near the pool. Serenity Adult only area is pretty small as ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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manfredl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN

I booked a room with Balcony. After arriving in room it was not clean it had glasses, gum and cigarette butts in room; we did not complain took care of it our self. Then we went to elevator to find our dining room ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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benherr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Old ship, not enough staff/crew, don’t book this ship

Not my first cruise, so I expected of few things to not be perfect. This ship should be retired! We had an extended balcony suite, so size was great, but bathroom was being held together with a poor caulk job. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Martinmomof6

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation I have ever had!

I was told by family and friends that cruising is very enjoyable and relaxing experience. So I gave it a try for the first time on the Carnival Ecstasy. I am driving home now and want to share my experience to keep ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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fooey200

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Couldn't wait to get off the ship.

Embarkation was fast and easy and from there it went downhill. The Ocean was so rough that if was very difficult walking and we could not dock in Nassau for safety reasons. I realize that Carnival had no control ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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uagirl

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Find Another Cruise Line...

This was our third sailing with Carnival, and our last. This ship is old, and needs a complete face lift. Paint was pealing all over the deck. The food was mediocre. The breakfast buffet was the same everyday, as ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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terribleexperience

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our family's first and last cruise

Since we were inexperienced cruisers, I booked our cruise through carnival and took the advice of the carnival associate as far as destination and ship choice. This was our oldest sons last vacation with us before ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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