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Miami to the Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Ecstasy
Caribbean
Miami

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117 Miami to the Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews


vkmeyer avatar

vkmeyer

1 Review Written

If you are thinking about taking a cruise for the first time....

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and you love crowds, waiting in line for everything and rude bartenders, then by all means do it! We usually go to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico where the drinks (as many as you want) are included, there is a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Blitblues

1 Review Written

Sad. Staff seemed unhappy and overworked!

Everything about this cruise was rock bottom. I've cruised carnival before as well as Norwegian and royal Caribbean . The staff seem bitter and resentful. I spoke to two staff member who both told me their ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Abter1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Limiting food availability and declining service

9 member family & neighbors had a good time, but not because of ship and crew. I was surprised how much the food was obviously rationed. Lido buffet only open for short periods of time, and often out of basic ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Lamar Cheeks

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A good January getaway for two Minnesotans

My wife and I won a "free cruise" when we bought into a time share a couple of years ago. TAV was the name of the service that administered the "free cruise," which of course was limited in dates and ships. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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ukoldav

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Value, Fun, and Love

Carnival has a welcome desk at Miami Int. Airport where you check-in, no line, and take a bus transfer to ship. We were relaxing on Lido deck with a delicious lunch and sunshine of Miami Port in no time. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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faeriemom03

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy

I read through so many reviews before my husband and I took our cruise in January, that I thought I should come back and share our experience as well! We sailed to Key West and Cozumel on the Carnival Ecstasy at the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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workatabank

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Last Minute Cruise

At the last minute we decided to take a cruise for 4 women--moms and daughters--- (we flew to Fort Lauderdale and took the South Florida Shuttle $70.00 to Miami..We stayed one night pre cruise at the Miami ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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CruisinMaterial

34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy

About the Reviewer: I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the 1/18/16 sailing of the Carnival Ecstasy to Key West, FL and Cozumel, MX. This was my 34th cruise and 3rd time sailing with Carnival. I previously ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Purple68

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

First Timers!

My children and I decided to take the cruise during the Christmas holiday in place of more clothes, video games, tech things they already had. Boarding the ship was okay, lots of places to "check in" with each ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Lucymiami

1 Review Written

Great Cruise!

As a prior passenger commented, we were also somewhat concerned about the incident that took place, a week before our cruise, whereby an elevator repair man tragically lost his life. As if that wasn't enough, we ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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alanmpa2005

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Celebration

Our trip included our family of 4 including our son and daughter who were 4 and 6 at the time of the cruise. Before the trip began, it didn't start off well. We booked over the phone with Carnival and were told we ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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TVKW

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Impressions

Were are recent "Empty Nesters" and travel frequently, just never did the cruise thing. Boarding was better than we anticipated and really easy but we sprung for priority boarding - worth the extra $50 for us. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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adjm57fy5

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

NYE cruise, long but detailed; hope this helps!

this was my 4th cruise with carnival and i am not quite sure what the bad reviews have to say, but I also can't say that I wasn't disappointed with some things on this ship in relation to the other carnival ships i ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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qtfromfl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not sure what the bad reviews are about

Cabin was extremely clean as was the rest of the ship. Staff was very attentive to making sure all needs were being met. Staff was all around ship cleaning. We were asked if we wanted room cleaned in morning or ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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misber

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Simply Sweet Break from Reality

I had an overall enjoyable time on this cruise despite minor annoyances from my cruise companions. I believe this type of cruise ship is perfect for those wanting an inexpensive and brief vacation. I would not ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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iahawkize

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good Value for the Money on a Short Cruise

First of f let me say that I sometimes wonder what cruise some of these reviewers have been on. One review positive 4-5 stars and one review 1 star for the same cruise! Knowing that the Ecstasy is an older ship ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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AFAM348

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ok, but just ok.

A group of us sailed Nov. 30 @ Miami on the Ecstacy. Priority boarding turned out to be slower than those in our group that didn't have priority. Seems like everyone at Miami were brand new employees so that's ok. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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cruisecritic6989

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Blood on Sheets, Mold, Bugs, Horrible Service, and More

I don't even know where to begin. First let me start by saying, typically we only cruise on royal caribbean (one of the most amazing cruise lines) but we decided to give carnival a shot. I can say 100% they blew ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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gomezfamilymatriarch

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall Very Nice for an Inexpensive Long Weekend

This cruise was very inexpensive so our expectations were a little lower than they normally would be. But the staff overall offered service that was above and beyond. We were traveling with our two small children. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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funmaru

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rocky start, but still had fun.

This was our third cruise with Carnival. Embarkation wasn't too bad. Once we got on board we went to eat lunch. We were a bit disppointed that there was no Guy's Burger on this ship but the buffet was very good ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kenlmhc

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Carnival has better ships

Carnival Ectasy is old, and has seen better days. The décor is dated, and it does not have a lot of the amenities of most of the other ships. This was my 5th cruise on Carnival, and the only one where I was less ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Family5Cruise

1 Review Written

Fun Family Cruise

This was a last minute family cruise after Thanksgiving. It consisted of my husband, myself, and our three kids (10, 9, and 6). I had been on one Carnival cruise 7 years ago as a girls trip and then a Disney ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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First_cruis

1 Review Written

Disappointed Again

The title is what my wife said to me yesterday as we were leaving tea time. A little background: she is a platinum and her parents diamonds, me a first time cruiser. When her family heard that we were going on a ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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cottofebo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First and last; will never try Carnival again!

The people at the port are rude. My mom had issues withe lost documents, they held her in a room giving her hopes that she was able to embark, one minute before they told us she couldn't embark, lots of confusion ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Bluetiful1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

What the heck others experienced?

This was my first cruise and I was terrified about the trip, I have read the other reviews and I didn't experience anything other than fun and entertainment. Maybe they picked the wrong time of year to cruise. I'm ...
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Sail Date November 2015


Carnival Ecstasy Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.53.6
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.53.6
Family3.53.9
Enrichment2.53.3
Service4.54.1
Value For Money5.03.8
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