November 11, 2004
Just returned from the 4 day cruise out of Galveston on the Ectasy. I have sailed out of Galveston on the Celebration twice so was really looking forward to a "newer, larger ship.
We parked at the EZ parking $30. for a 4 day cruise if you reserve ahead. They were great.
Check in went smoothly. We were on ship by 12:30 and found our stateroom on Empress. Bedding looked brand new. Since we did not have our luggage yet we went up to the Lido deck for some lunch.
I was very disapponted in the buffet, reheated mistery casseroles,very bland, the people behind the counter seem very bored & unhappy, I hoped this was only because it was the 1st meal and maybe they needed to restock the ship, but the disapointment continued the whole cruise, runny undercooked eggs for breakfast, soggy bacon.
The diningroom was great, staff friendly & helpful.
In cosumel we did Passion Island it was wonderful.
We also had the best Cabin Steward, Clinten from India. They do have a problem in the Starlight lounge, there is a smell in there that depending on where you sit smells like mildew or ar times sewage. The cruise director was great, I could have done without the assistant cruise directors middle school jokes, 4 days of fart jokes get old after the 1st day. Over all we had a great time, I hope the Ecstasy is just working out the kinks of this new port. Or maybe I have out grown carnival