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Charleston Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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1042 reviews
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Christmas Tree in Grand Atrium
80's and 90's Rock Show. Great guitar player!
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Older lady wondrous Crew-z

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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LuckyBill
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We just returned from a 6 day cruise on the Ecstasy. I booked late and you were able to arrange a table for 6 at our preferred time. I admit I had low expectations for our 19th cruise as we just wanted to insure our friend William Schaecher had a great 1st cruise! Imagine our amazement that this older craft gave us a wonderful experience and based upon the crew possibly our best cruise ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


So disappointed

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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Yellowxd
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Well where do start. I know how about Sunday morning at 7am where the crew was dragging some big item across the floor and banging with a large hammer. How about the disgusting smell at the elevator entrance that makes you want to commit. I realize it's a cruise and your not suppose to set in your room but maybe having more than 5 TV channels that repeat programming over and over. Now let me get ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


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.

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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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


Amazing ship and crew

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Jwlaws85
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This was our first cruise and Ecstacy sure did set the bar high. From the moment my 11 and 8 year old boys seen the ship till the last day unloading the excitement never stopped. Kyndall Fire was our CD and she was amazing. She interacted with all the kids, danced with them and of course for one last time, unloading, had to say, BYEeeeeeee ok bye, to my boys. They loved her. Boarding was a breeze. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Do not sail this boat...you have been warned!

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Bthomas284
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Chose this cruise due to its close proximity to our home. I wish beyond wishes I would have read reviews before booking. As soon as we walked on boat my husband and I looked at each other in horror. The smell is so overwhelming. Complete and utter sewage smell ALL the time. The boat felt so unclear as it is outdated, old, rusty etc. I could barely sleep...it felt like I was sleeping in an RV ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


Rock and Roll

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dsh3346
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The boat swayed, rocked and rolled even in calm waters. Smelled like sewage the whole trip. Even when we were docked the boat vibrated like driving down a dirt road. Seemed the bars were always understaffed, wait time could be long. Not sure why they would wait for your pizza order before they would make a pizza, line was long and they made pizza when you ordered It instead of a pizza buffet. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


False statements from previous cruises

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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chuckmorris
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I went on c.c. to check out this ship and a lot of bad things I had seen written about this ship and I was trying to change my cruise but it was too late, I just got off this ship Monday april 15th and we had A BLAST, my wife and I, this is a smaller ship, but the biggest I have been on and it was real NICE,the crew was always sweeping mopping cleaning up trash and even cleaning the ceiling , ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


The desserts were really good

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mksrts
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise because it was 5 days and at a port not too far from where we lived. Easy drive. Embarkation went smoothly. Cabins weren't ready until 1:30pm so we went to Lido Deck buffet. When we got to the cabin, our room attendant came in and asked us when we wanted our room made up. Morning, afternoon or night. We chose morning. That means they don't appear again till the next morning. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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