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Eastern Caribbean Carnival Ecstasy Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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1042 reviews
4 Awards
Christmas Tree in Grand Atrium
80's and 90's Rock Show. Great guitar player!
80's and 90's Rock Show. Top Notch!
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Enjoyed the 7 night itinerary versus the normal 4 or 5 night Bahama only cruise
"I selected this cruise, because it was 7 nights with an itinerary we have never been to. We live in Jacksonville, which makes it a very convenient port. This was our 3rd time out of Jacksonville, but first time..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Wonderful small ship

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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dreamtown1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

the entertainment was great we had such a good time at all of the shows we didn't attend the hasbro game show though maybe next time. We really enjoyed playing bingo and I loved the clue game it kept you going everyday to places to find clues hopefully they will start some kind of whodunnit on all the ships. Lido food was really good and as always Guys burgers was better than best dining room food ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Do not go Carnival

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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Brennan005

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Worst cruise i have ever taken. First night no fresh towels, watered down drinks, had cheers package told i couldn’t have Tito’s when i had it previous days. Cold dinners, lastly had a massage and showed up for my time and they tell me they changed it to 30 minutes later. The massage was the worst the lady was pulling my hair. Bartender at the casino avoided me every single time then when i asked ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Smell and Dirty Water

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GACruiser1961

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Reason we chose this cruise: It was in a day drive, low budget and fit into fall break for our teen. Embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth and efficient. Ship was old and dated and many of the areas on the ship had cosmetic issues - tiles off of walls, cracks and rust. After the second night in the dining room we successfully found a great service team that we stuck with for ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Enjoyed the 7 night itinerary versus the normal 4 or 5 night Bahama only cruise

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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CMP.JVP

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I selected this cruise, because it was 7 nights with an itinerary we have never been to. We live in Jacksonville, which makes it a very convenient port. This was our 3rd time out of Jacksonville, but first time on the Carnival Ecstasy, previously we sailed on the Carnival Elation out of Jacksonville. The embarkation and disembarkation progress has really been simplified, last year we got ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Don't be scared by bad reviews!

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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jenniferrogers55

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our second cruise (cruised on the Magic last year), and we were prepared after reading reviews and watching videos- for the fact that this is an older, smaller ship. Plain and simple- your cruise is what you make it. Yeah, there were some weird smells in the mornings. Yeah, it was a little rocky the first night (it's a boat). We actually enjoyed a smaller ship. We could walk the whole ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Pass on this ship if you can.

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Angelarotthoff

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The ship was built in 1991. This wouldn't be relevant except for the fact that the whole ship stinks. In every area during any time of the day or night there would be a sewer smell. In our cabin, off and on there would be the smell of a skunk smoking a cigarette. No kidding. Distinct skunk smell pumped in through the air conditioning vent. We were on the 11th floor and still had the sewer smell ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite (obstructed views)


Don't get stuck on the negative reviews....

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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Drummer1978

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

So, I did an 8 day trip to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan. I was very hesitant on this because it was 1. My first cruise 2. I was going solo and 3. All the negative reviews. I did it anyway. One thing I learned, people will gripe if you hung them with a new rope. Was there a smell? Yes, it was hardly noticable. Did the ship list and rock? Yes, the best part about the whole trip was ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


This boat is a rust bucket. Don’t waste your money

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Bulldogs Rule

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This ship is a joke. Room had several patched jobs with different colors. Smelled and broken furniture. Women’s dry sauna was registered at 230 degrees wet sauna had no steam (reported it twice) never changed all week Numerous medical emergencies. Rust filled Lido deck, broken down elevators. Entertainment suitable for the gereatrics ward. Save your money because Carnival doesn’t care. Day 2 man ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Solid 3.5 out of 5 experience. First timers!

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ANRR722

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

As first time cruisers, traveling with children, we wanted to make our experience as simple as possible. With Charleston being an easy 5 hr car ride, we chose to leave from there and traveled down the day before embarkation. We took advantage of a hotel deal where we could stay the night, have a sit down breakfast, park our car for the week, and take the hotel shuttle to and from the port- this ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


7 nts out of Charleston on the ECSTASY, Cabin M117

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EmJakeBubbie

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Port location was motivation to sail this ship. Charleston is well equipped to handle the bag drop off and embarkation smoothly. Disembarkation was just as smooth, although all passengers were trying to do the same thing, at the same time. Good assistance for handicap needs. Many did self disembarkation - saw them leaving as early as 7a.m. ECSTASY shows evidence of her age; however, inside, is ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


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