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Carnival Ecstasy
by jfd
Western Caribbean
August 27, 2005

This was my 14th cruise--first time as a solo cruiser. I booked this 8 days out and got a 1A R54.
The embarkation was a bit long as there was a wedding party to be boarded first. The room was worn around the edges, stained carpeting, mold and mildew in the bathroom. However the location turned out to be a good one considering we had to go around Hurrican Katrina and had a rough sea day. Many people were sick until dinner the first sea day. The food was ok, the deli being the best bet.

The shows were adequate--the comedians were good. The equipment in the gym was up to date as well. We docked in Cozumel late because of the storm. I took an excursion to Passion Island which didn't leave unitl 2:30. The beach was beautiful but buggy. The next day we returned to Coz unable to dock at Calica because of the currents. I took the ferry to Playa del Carmen then shopped in the afternoon. The weather was very hot but no rain. The aft pool was never crowded but it does have rust evident. The ship needs attention it is worn around the edges. I will stick to the newer ships.