Carnival Ecstasy Cabins
- Pro: Short, fun itineraries to Bahamas and Western Caribbean
- Con: Older ship missing modern bells and whistles
- Bottom Line: A fun, inexpensive option perfect for families
Carnival Ecstasy Cabins
While cabins industry-wide continue to shrink, Ecstasy's 1,026 rooms stand out as larger than more modern options. Cabins are decorated in shades of deep orange and beige with cherry-colored wood. Bathrooms have bright blue floors. From the smallest cabins on up, there's plenty of space, with big closets, plenty of hangers and drawers.
All cabins have safes and telephones. Each passenger is provided a bathrobe for use during the cruise. Hair dryers are not included, so you'll have to bring your own. Electrical outlets are sparse, so bring an adapter. Bathrooms are large, though relatively utilitarian. There's a small shelf that will hold little beyond a toothbrush and toothpaste. You'll also get bars of soap for hands, face and body, and showers include dispensers for shampoo and shower gel. Showers are on the large side, though they come with clingy curtains.
Each cabin has a small flat-screen TV, though much of the programming revolves around ship and port activities. One channel is devoted to a different movie each day, and several news channels are available. If you want to watch sports, you'll have to head to a bar; there are plenty of TVs throughout the ship.
Most come with twin beds that can be combined to form king beds. Twenty-four cabins accommodate disabled passengers, and there are 109 adjoining cabins.
Interior: At 185 square feet, Ecstasy's Interior cabins are comfortable for two people. Some Interior cabins have two beds that can be combined to form king beds, while others feature one twin bed and either an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Each cabin has two small night tables, a shelf and a vanity with a stool and chair.
Porthole/Oceanview: Each porthole cabin features two 17-inch portholes, while Oceanview cabins each have a 4-foot-by-4-foot window. All are 185 square feet and include the same items as Interior cabins.
Balcony: Balcony cabins are 185 square feet and feature balconies that are 35 square feet. While many modern ship balconies have sliding-glass doors, Ecstasy's balcony doors swing open, and each is paired with a 4-foot-by-4-foot window. Balconies hold three blue mesh chairs and a small table, while extended Balcony cabins in this category boast 55-square-foot verandahs. All cabins include the same items found in Interior cabins.
Junior Suites: Junior Suites, which can accommodate three passengers, are 220 square feet and come with balconies that are 30 square feet and windows that are 4 feet by 4 feet. Some cabins in this category have obstructed balconies. Cabins feel roomier, and each includes a couch and small table, as well as a gray granite vanity and mini-fridge.
Suites: Grand Suites are the biggest cabins onboard, at 330 square feet. Balconies are either 70 or 115 square feet, and all rooms have windows that are 5.5 feet by 4 feet. They can accommodate five passengers each. Cabins feature true sitting areas, with couches, armchairs and coffee tables, and bathrooms are spacious, with separate shower and whirlpool bathtubs. Hairdryers and minifridges are included. Suite passengers also get VIP check-in.
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