We recently spent a week on the Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship. I wasn't sure what to expect from Carnival Cruise Lines's oldest ship.
I wondered if it would feel old. Would the ship be outdated? Would I still get an amazing cruise vacation on an older ship?
All of my worries were for nothing. Even though the Carnival Ecstasy is the oldest cruise ship in the Carnival fleet it is still pretty dang amazing.
The pool was an incredibly popular spot during our Caribbean cruise.
I hate to say it but we never managed to take a dip in the pool. We were too busy relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere of the Carnival Ecstasy. And I must confess we did take a few naps during our trip that were just heavenly.
I wondered if the room would be a bit louder than other cruise ship rooms since the ship is older. I honestly did not hear a thing from our room. We took naps during the day and were never woken up by people walking by or loud noises in the hallway.
The room was incredibly comfortable and had everything we needed. One thing that we thankfully prepared for is the Carnival Ecstasy rooms only have 1 outlet. Make sure and pack a power bar if you plan on charging multiple devices.
The Carnival Ecstasy has a bit of an 80's/90's vibe from its last update. I actually really liked the old school vibe on the ship.
The lettering, the decor everything was a bit old school but still a lot of fun.
One of our favorite spots on the ship was the Neon Bar. It is so much fun in a funky cool sort of way.
Tons of amazing neon lights decorate this bar. Pretty much the entire wall and ceiling are covered in neon lights.
There is a really cool display case on the Carnival Ecstasy showing some of the history of the ship.
I thought it was a lot of fun that Kathie Lee Gifford is the godmother of the ship. Totally perfect for the year that the ship was christened.
There are so many places to explore on the Carnival Ecstasy. The window seats are perfect for watching the day go by.
John loved the Rolls Royce in the hall near the bars. It is classic and beautiful.
Make sure and check out the buffet and desserts when you take a cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. The desserts were absolutely gorgeous.
I wish there were private cooking lessons on board so I could learn how to master some of the skills their chefs and bakers have.
We truly enjoyed our week on the Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship!
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We were provided our room on the Carnival Ecstasy. All opinions expressed are my own.
Well sorry but here's my experience! Carnival Cruise Line is not that's niceIT FEELS CHEAP AND USED. The first cruise I went on was Norwegian and wow now that has class!! will not travel with Carnival anymore
I've never been on a cruise. Sounds like you had fun and I look forward to trying one out sometime!
I would love to go on a cruise. It looks like you had a great time!
That dessert is huge, I like all of the details put in it. It seem like many of the items on that ship have great detail, it is amazing that they can recreate all that on a vessel.
Your Carnival trip looks amazing. There was so much to do on the ship, which is a great option for family travel. I can't wait to take my first family cruise.
I have been wanting to go on a cruise so badly! Carnival sounds like they hav ea lot to offer!
We are huge cruise people! I have been on 24 cruises but never Carnival. I will need to check them out!
Oh what fun! I went on my first cruise not too long ago and it was fantastic. I love the pool, I'd have been in there all the time!
That dessert looks heavenly! I kind of like the old-school vibe of the ship as well. It gives it some character.
I've never gone on a cruise but would love to!! Your room looks more spacious than I would have expected. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
This looks like such a fun trip. I'd like to take my family on a similar cruise to lounge by the pool and enjoy all of the awesome food!
I'm scared to go on a cruise, but this looks fun! Looks like you had fun too!
Emily, What makes you nervous about going on a cruise? I am happy to answer any questions about cruising. We have been on 10 cruises and love them.
I feel old when I see things from the 90's and they look dated. But on the plus side I bet it was a blast going around and seeing all the little 90s touches (like the Kathie Lee box).