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Miami to the Western Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews
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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..."Read More
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Sad. Staff seemed unhappy and overworked!

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

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Blitblues

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 contracts were up soon and they couldn't wait to get off the boat. Per tipping on this boat is a huge mistake. Service overall was rude and disrespectful. And I'm talking about simple ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Limiting food availability and declining service

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

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Abter1

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 food. Sandwich and pizza counters in buffet area were not only understaffed but pretty obviously moving very slowly. Mongolian Wok place OK, but rarely open, and the appetizer tasting ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

4 Helpful Votes


Value, Fun, and Love

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

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ukoldav

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. Carnival Ecstasy was a good value, excellent crew, plenty to do or not do. Both port calls (Key West, Cozumel) have plenty to offer. I went Jetski in KeyWest for first time. It was absolutely ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View

3 Helpful Votes


Carnival Ecstasy

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faeriemom03

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 end of January. It was my husband's first cruise and my second. It was also our first vacation without the kids in our 15 year relationship! THE GREAT- Embarkation was easy and ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View

6 Helpful Votes


Last Minute Cruise

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workatabank

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Holiday Inn Oceanfront)... and then to save money on the cruise we chose to share a stateroom....just for the experience...it wasn't too bad, even though we only had inches of ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

2 Helpful Votes


Carnival Ecstasy

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CruisinMaterial

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

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 sailed Carnival in 2005 on the Destiny (now re-named something else) on a normal cruise and on the Carnival Inspiration for Groove Cruise in 2015. This cruise fit my travel schedule and ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

112 Helpful Votes


A Simply Sweet Break from Reality

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misber

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 recommend it for longer itineraries since it does not have as many perks as other ships. As a person who THOROUGHLY prepares for everything, I reads reviews about this cruise and for the ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


Good Value for the Money on a Short Cruise

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

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iahawkize

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 gave me pause, and you could see the age in her but it was well maintained by the ships staff. Embarkation was flawless as I purchased Faster to the Fun so I got on early (12:00) and ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View

12 Helpful Votes


Ok, but just ok.

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AFAM348

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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. We weren't in a hurry anyway. On board, as usual, the beds orientation choice was not right but our room steward took care of it quickly. Our Jr. suite wasn't very clean when we ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Rocky start, but still had fun.

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funmaru

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 (Please note that I'm not too picky about food.) The trouble started when we got to the room. There was only one bed for 3 of us. We complained and were offered a cot (they call it a ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Departure Port: Wellington

1 Helpful Vote


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