Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Sail Date: Jun 08, 2013
We have been on a number of cruises with different cruise lines and three previous cruises with Carnival. Up to now, we have had excellent experiences with Carnival cruise lines - unfortunately, this ship, the Ecstasy was a dud. The cabin staff were very good but after leaving the cabin we were met with gloomy faces from the staff, nowhere to sit due to tables being left uncleared for half an hour or more and a selection of food comparable to a hospital cafeteria. It is typical for us to gain about 5lbs a piece while on a cruise - we actually lost weight! One day we decided to count the number of staff members who smiled at us because we were amazed at how miserable everyone looked - there were six smiles ALL DAY! The prime rib was very good as well as the baked ham, but outside of that, there was nothing to really write home about. Presentation of food was poor - we have been used to very attractive displays on previous cruises. A large bowl of tomatoes was about as inspired as it got...