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Port Canaveral (Orlando) to the Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Ecstasy
Caribbean
Port Canaveral (Orlando)

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158 Port Canaveral (Orlando) to the Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews


awreaper avatar

awreaper

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy - 17 June 2013

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Our cruise was from 17 Jun , 22 Jun 2013. This was our first cruise aboard this ship. Prior to this we had been on one cruise and that was the Carnival Legend. I will make several comparisons of the two ships ...
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Sail Date June 2013


isabelrios123 avatar

isabelrios123

1 Review Written

Great time

We went in a group of four it was me, my sister, my dad, and my stepmom. Embarkation day was simple and quick. When we got on the ship it was about time to go for the muster stations. Afterwards, we went to the pool ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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CruiseKittyFL

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ok ship, but probably won't sail again

I have previously sailed the CCL Freedom and Legend so I have a rather lofty basis for comparison. The ecstasy is the second oldest ship in Carnival's fleet. This trip included me, my sister and my 16 year old ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Ormond Beach 321

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

For a long time, I debated posting this but decided to go ahead. Despite the Cruise Critic review, the Ecstasy was disappointing. We had looked forward to the evening sushi bar because we enjoyed the sushi on our ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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graycat274

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great first-time cruise

My husband and I are in our late 40s and we drove to Port Canaveral from our home in NC. This was our first cruise and we chose this one because we felt it was the "Wal-Mart" of cruises ~ cheap with low ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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zsattar

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun for All. All for Fun.

My wife and I went on a 5 night cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Ecstasy. This is our 2nd cruise together and we are in our late 20s. This cruise greatly exceeded our expectations! The ship even though is old, was ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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ladyelizabeth

2 Reviews Written

Food was great, but that was about it

I went on this cruise with 15 of my friends to celebrate the end of the semester. I have been on a number of cruises before while others in my group have never been on a cruise. Overall, I had a great vacation ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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DarthGrady

34 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

A great four days on the Carnival Ecstasy!

Carnival Ecstasy and Brilliance of the Seas: Nine nights back to back with a sprint across Florida Our last back to back cruises were several years ago on Carnival Inspiration. I have fond memories of that trip, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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trvlqueen

7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Almost perfect

A little background - this was a getaway cruise for me and my three daughters, ages 19. 16, and 12. We needed the break after some rough family stuff (grandma passed away) in November and were really excited about ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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frevrnblujeans

1 Review Written

Carnival platinum here, worst trip on this line

An awful gas filled the ship for most of the trip, smelled like sewerage/sulfur. My husband and I had an awful time breathing,as did alot of the other passengers. Our room was changed when we complained and we were ...
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Sail Date December 2013


Kins296 avatar

Kins296

1 Review Written

Prior to boarding the ship, I had purchased a pack of new t-shirts and slipped them into my suitcase. When unpacking on board the whole package was gone. BEWARE OF THE HOT WATER IN YOUR BATHROOM! IT WILL SCALD ...
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Sail Date December 2013


FireEater avatar

FireEater

4 Reviews Written

Gobble Gobble 4 Day Getaway

My wife and I took the Thanksgiving 4 day Bahamas cruise to Freeport and Nassau from Port Canaveral. Wife rides a scooter due to medical reasons. We arrived at the port around 2pm. A side note here: For all who ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Katrinachariee

1 Review Written

A great cruise for the price but wouldn't take it again.

Departed out of Port Canaveral, FL with my boyfriend, Tim. Ports included Freeport, Nassau & Half Moon Cay. Our first vacation together but his 1st cruise and my 8th. Embarking - wasn't longer than a hour and half. ...
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Sail Date December 2013


Justine17 avatar

Justine17

1 Review Written

No rating

My first cruise Pros and Cons

Knowing that this was my first cruise there was high expectations, but there were pro's and con's for both the ship and ports. I had a junior suite which I say I wasted my money on. It was a wonderful suite, but I ...
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Sail Date March 2013


bonesj0nes avatar

bonesj0nes

1 Review Written

Don't believe the negative reviews! We had a blast!

Let me start by saying this was my first cruise, so I did a lot of reading beforehand to see what I was in for. There are a LOT of negative reviews on the Ecstasy, both here and elsewhere, so I was slightly nervous. ...
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Sail Date October 2013


ScottHerman avatar

ScottHerman

1 Review Written

A wonderful experience.

My wife and I were simply overjoyed with this cruise. Yes, it's an older ship, but I can't imagine how the experience could have been handled better. The service to the room was outstanding., The maitre'd, Joseph, ...
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Sail Date November 2013


Wat girl avatar

Wat girl

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruisers....we will be back!

For first time cruisers, we weren't really sure what to expect. We had done our research, but of course, this is all subjective and so you will have to make up your own minds. 1. We paid for Faster to the Fun --- ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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FlaMilkman

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Carnival Ecstasy & Her Crew Exceeded Our Expectations!

We just returned from a four day trip on the Carnival Ecstasy. My wife and I (mid 40’s) decided on this cruise as a last minute '"parents only” getaway as, frankly, the deal offered by Carnival was too good to ...
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Sail Date October 2013


orlandoky avatar

orlandoky

1 Review Written

Great Fun on the Ecstasy

Let me start off by saying how nervous I was to be sailing on one of the older ships in the fleet.... Let me also start off by saying how mis guiding some of the other reviews for this ship can be. We sailed on ...
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Sail Date October 2013


BudinFla avatar

BudinFla

23 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

First Carnival Cruise

I have sailed on most of the major cruise lines, but never on Carnival. We decided to take a family cruise and since we had people of all ages, including some young children we decided to give Carnival a try. It was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


brandon.checketts12 avatar

brandon.checketts12

3 Reviews Written

Enjoyable time on the Carnival Ecstasy

The Good: -Extremely fast embarkation/debarkation. It took only 15 minutes to embark and 5 minutes to debark. -Delicious food. Food was fresh, still hot, and of high quality. -Ship decor. Some Carnival ship's are ...
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Sail Date October 2013


CLHP09 avatar

CLHP09

1 Review Written

Great First Carnival Cruise

Embarkation – We park our car at park n cruise. The shuttle drive to the port was less than 15 minutes. We got to the port around 10:30 and was on the ship by 11:30. Dining - The lunch buffet had a great variety ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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dralliw1985

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Ecstasy

So a few preliminaries- traveling myself and sweetness to celebrate 28 years of marital bliss. No kids, no boss. No problems Prior to boarding- night before and day of Booked into La Quinta using frequent stay ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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quantumleapfl

4 Reviews Written

Carnival is going downhill very fast

First of all, let me share with the readers that I am a Carnival Platinum member. I have cruised with Carnival on many different ships - Second, I am in my 40s, so it is entirely possible that the younger crowd may ...
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Sail Date September 2013


tm32561 avatar

tm32561

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Ecstasy, the spa, the room , the smelly Santa, and more

We purchased Faster to the Fun and I must say that I feel it was worth it. We were on the ship at 11 am, dropped the carrying on luggage in our already made room and went straight for the WOK. No line there, drink ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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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