Ecstasy Review, 9/3/11-9/8/11

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#21
Near Houston, TX
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Originally posted by TriciaEMTB
Keep up the good work! I'm going to be on the Ecstasy in November out of Port Canaveral. I am gonna be aaaallll over that mongolian wok. We used to have a restaurant here that did the mongo grill but it shut down and I have been dying for some ever since!
I'm so jealous! I *LOVED* the Ecstasy & hope to sail Her again someday, taking DH with me. We told our waiter that we would have to come to Port Canaveral so we could see him again. LOL. You will have a great time.
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Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
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Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
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#22
San Antonio, TX
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Joined May 2010
Awww... love your review so far. Can't wait to see more pix! That was cool that you gals got a fridge. I was surprised the rooms didn't have them like the Conquest, but I guess it made sense since the rooms are smaller/older ship.
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#23
Near Houston, TX
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Originally posted by jenale80
Awww... love your review so far. Can't wait to see more pix! That was cool that you gals got a fridge. I was surprised the rooms didn't have them like the Conquest, but I guess it made sense since the rooms are smaller/older ship.
Thanks Jena. It was nice having it, but also kind of a pain since the room is smaller, we had to move the stool/chair & cram them along the wall, but it was okay, we didn't need tons of room.
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Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445
#25
Western NY
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Can't wait to board in december!
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#27
Muleshoe, Texas
3,863 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Thank you for sharing your cruise with us. I am loving all the pictures.
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#28
Houma Louisiana
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Joined May 2007
Jumping on this thread!


24 more days and I will be on there!!! Can't wait! Love the review and the wonderful pics! Especially the food!!!
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#29
Houma Louisiana
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Jumping on this thread!


24 more days and I will be on there!!! Can't wait! Love the review and the wonderful pics! Especially the food!!!
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#30
Houma Louisiana
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Jumping in on this thread, can't wait to be on the Ecstasy in 24 more days!

Great report so far, and I am loving the pics, especially of the food!!
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#31
Houma Louisiana
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Jumping in on this thread, can't wait to be on the Ecstasy in 24 more days!

Great report so far, and I am loving the pics, especially of the food!!
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#32
Near Houston, TX
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Thanks everyone for the compliments! More review coming now, my little one is better & back at school today.
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Past Cruises:

Carnival Conquest, 11/26/16, 20th Anniversary, Balcony cabin 8449
Carnival Dream, 4/3/16, Mother/Daughter, Spa balcony Cabin 11209
Carnival Triumph, 11/30/15, DH & I, 19th Anniversary, Cabin 1003
Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445
#33
Near Houston, TX
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Joined Oct 2009
Okay, so after dinner, we went back by the cabin & found our 1st night towel animal, Fun Times & mints.



We stepped out onto the balcony and it was raining lightly, then we headed out to walk around the ship some more before the show.









We then went to the 8:45 Welcome Aboard Show in the Blue Sapphire Lounge. We loved the show! After the show was over, we started walking the Promenade deck & ended up aft at the the Starlite Lounge & walked Karaoke (sp?) for about 30 min. There were some really great singers & we enjoyed up really enjoying our time there. While there, I had a Kiss on the Lips drink & mom had a Cosmo. Sorry, I didn't have my camera with me. LOL. Then we were back at the cabin & went to bed a little after midnight.
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Past Cruises:

Carnival Conquest, 11/26/16, 20th Anniversary, Balcony cabin 8449
Carnival Dream, 4/3/16, Mother/Daughter, Spa balcony Cabin 11209
Carnival Triumph, 11/30/15, DH & I, 19th Anniversary, Cabin 1003
Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445
#34
Near Houston, TX
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Sunday, Sept. 4th, Sea Day

We woke up around 7:30 a.m., Here's our view for the morning. <Sorry for a little bit of the blur, but my lens kept fogging up>









TV showing TS Lee & Hurricane Katia:



We are moving right along, heading to Progreso:

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Carnival Conquest, 11/26/16, 20th Anniversary, Balcony cabin 8449
Carnival Dream, 4/3/16, Mother/Daughter, Spa balcony Cabin 11209
Carnival Triumph, 11/30/15, DH & I, 19th Anniversary, Cabin 1003
Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445
#35
barnegat, nj
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L O V I N G this review!! You chose really interesting & different things to include photos of, in addition to the usual things, which are also GREAT! Thanks for taking the time!
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#36
Near Houston, TX
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Joined Oct 2009
We then headed out to breakfast in the Wind Star dining room about 8:00. Sorry, no food pictures for breakfast, for some reason, I never took the camera with me to breakfast.

Mom had an omelet with ham, bacon, rye bread & a danish. I had the french toast (my fave), bacon, hasbrowns & a danish.

After breakfast, we went to the internet cafe. I posted on a thread under the Currently Onboard section of Carnival.com. It's free & that's how I posted back & forth with hubby & the kids & my mom with my dad. Internet Cafe was right down the hall from our cabin which was nice. We were having a cabin crawl this day with our CC roll call group, so mom & I went back to the cabin to put together the goodie bags we were giving out. Once done, we left so Ed Mark could come & clean the cabin up.

We decided to just explore the ship, the stores, we ended up purchasing one of the $10 shawls.









Love the water color:

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Past Cruises:

Carnival Conquest, 11/26/16, 20th Anniversary, Balcony cabin 8449
Carnival Dream, 4/3/16, Mother/Daughter, Spa balcony Cabin 11209
Carnival Triumph, 11/30/15, DH & I, 19th Anniversary, Cabin 1003
Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445
#37
Near Houston, TX
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Joined Oct 2009
Originally posted by cruisenanny
L O V I N G this review!! You chose really interesting & different things to include photos of, in addition to the usual things, which are also GREAT! Thanks for taking the time!
Thanks & your welcome. LOL, I get a little camera crazy.
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Past Cruises:

Carnival Conquest, 11/26/16, 20th Anniversary, Balcony cabin 8449
Carnival Dream, 4/3/16, Mother/Daughter, Spa balcony Cabin 11209
Carnival Triumph, 11/30/15, DH & I, 19th Anniversary, Cabin 1003
Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445
#38
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Joined Oct 2010
Enjoying your review and pictures and cant wait for our turn on the Ecstasy. Where are good places to do informal meet & mingles? We dont have a real active roll call but thought about after muster drill at Seaview Bar & Grill on deck 10 aft. Is that a good location? Also looking for a place for 1st sea day around 11, or is 2 better? I've got to wear my fancy beads. Thanks for any suggestions.
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#39
Spring Texas
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we had the same cabin last November. I liked that the balcony had a little extra space since it was on the end AND an extra chair!

Thanks for sharing!
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#40
Near Houston, TX
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Joined Oct 2009
Originally posted by slybear
Enjoying your review and pictures and cant wait for our turn on the Ecstasy. Where are good places to do informal meet & mingles? We dont have a real active roll call but thought about after muster drill at Seaview Bar & Grill on deck 10 aft. Is that a good location? Also looking for a place for 1st sea day around 11, or is 2 better? I've got to wear my fancy beads. Thanks for any suggestions.
Thanks. You will really enjoy the Ecstasy. Yes, our group met at/after sail away at the Seaview Bar & Grill, although, mom & I didn't make that one. The Piano Bar (Neon Bar) is a good spot too, we met there also. It's Deck 8, atrium area.

Originally posted by cullensmom
we had the same cabin last November. I liked that the balcony had a little extra space since it was on the end AND an extra chair!

Thanks for sharing!
Your welcome. Did you post pictures of the cabin back then in a review? Was thinking I saw it in someone's review. I know Lambie took pictures of the cabin for me back in Feb. right before Debarkation. And yes, we liked the little extra space with the balcony too.
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Past Cruises:

Carnival Conquest, 11/26/16, 20th Anniversary, Balcony cabin 8449
Carnival Dream, 4/3/16, Mother/Daughter, Spa balcony Cabin 11209
Carnival Triumph, 11/30/15, DH & I, 19th Anniversary, Cabin 1003
Carnival Freedom, 8/8/15, Family cruise, Balcony, cabin 7373
Carnival Dream, 12/7/14, 18th Anniversary, L-Shape with large balcony, cabin 8469
Carnival Triumph, 11/8/14, 3 Generation cruise, Ocean Suite, Cabin 7233
Princess, Golden Princess, Son's MAW trip, Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle, WA 8/16/14
Carnival Victory, 2/3/14, 3rd Mother/Daughter cruise, Ocean Suite Cabin 7231
Carnival Magic, 1/6/13, 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise, Spa Balcony Cabin 11201
Carnival Magic, 8/19/12, 1st Family cruise, Family OV Cabin 1401
Carnival Triumph, 4/28/12, Girl's cruise, cabin 1001
Carnival Magic, 12/4/11, DH & I, 15th Anniversary, L-shaped cabin, cabin 8469
Carnival Ecstasy, 9/3/11, Mom & I, Balcony, Cabin E83
Carnival Conquest, 10/17/10, 1st cruise, DH & I, Aft Wrap, Cabin 7445