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Old September 20th, 2007, 03:23 AM
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That i've done the conquest? Will i fell ripped after a 5 night cruise when i just did a 7 nighter?

DOes anyone here think spending an extra 1000 for 2 more nights, tips and an extra excursion (and way better ports) is worth it for 4 people? Also i could have windows on the ecstasy vs inside for conquest.

Price for conquest 552 inside vs 350 for window on the ecstasy.


does anyone know where i can find an extra 1000 lying around hehehe..
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I have been on her three times and you won't be disappointed.
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if you love to cruise (as we all do) can you ever really be disappointed once you actually board the ship
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Don't worry we will have a blast on the Ecstasy. We sailed on the Fantasy first, then did a balcony on the Glory. Now I do love the Balcony, but I can do 2 cruises on the Ecstasy for what one cost on the Glory. It is all about how many times I can go. The Fantasy class ships do not seem as crowded to me. There are some very cool places to eat on deck, and it is easier to get around on. You will have fun regardless.
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Stick with the Ecstacy Nursey! You won't be disappointed at all. Yes, she is smaller, and older, but much less crowded, and with an outstanding crew and lots and lots of fun. 8)

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I think that it would be fine as long as you have realistic expectations. You will going into it that it is a 5 day cruise, for a lot less money, no supper club on an older ship. There is nothing wrong with that at all, but it is a bit different than cruising on a Conquest class ship. The upside is that you will spend less, the shipp will be less crowded. It all depends on your own personal tastes. I don have to say that on Carnival I actually felt the service was better on the smaller older ship, then the brand new ship I sailed on. The food in the dining rooms were equally as good.

There have been a few resorts I have seen in Central America which consist of rickety little cabanas which appear to be constructed from sticks and string and shared bath housed in an equally rickety cabana which are right on the beach. Inside are wooden pallets to sleep on. That would have been enough but it was located right next to a smelly fishing dock were the fishermen would empty their boats of their catch of the day. While I don't mind roughing it one in a while, this would not be my idea of a vacation even if it were free. However the owners assured me that lots of visitors from other continents thought their accomodations were wonderful.

There are other places I felt were very adequate, but in other people's opinions they are substandard. So beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Only you know what will work for you and be worth what you are paying.

Before someone gets mad at me, I want to clarify that I am not comparing the Ecstacy with a rickety shack made of sticks and string next to a smelly fishing village. I am simply saying that we all have different tastes and what might be a dream for some, may not thrill others.
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Though the difference in sailing a new Conquest Class ship VS the Ecstasy might be of minor concern. To me the kicker would be the 5 day sailing VS the 7 day.

We did a CM group cruise last New Years for 5 days, and it was a drag to get off after only 5 days.

The one other concern would be that the shorter cruises generally draw the hearty party cruisers. (I think they're just trying to fit 7 days of fun into 5 days ). If you're into that it's no concern.
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I have given this some thought, and I think you might feel something different, but not that big a deal.

A couple of Christmases ago, we did a back to back on the Conquest, and then one day later on the Elation (same size as the Ecstasy) The big differences was going from a balcony to a room with a window. We kept wanting to open the window. We also noticed there were smaller versions on the smaller ship. Smaller casino, Theater, shops.

I think it is important that people do both size ships, to see which suites them the best. We realized that we preferred the larger ship.

My first cruise was on the Ecstasy, and we will never forget it. Wonderful people, and beautiful ship, if you don't mind neon.

I agree with Kuki about the reputation of the shorter cruises, but we didn't see that on the Ecstasy. Maybe because it was full of good old southern folks.

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We have sailed both the Conquest and the Glory and vowed long ago never to book anything less than 7 days. However, we did sail the Ecstasy last June and absolutely loved it. So much so, we have booked her again for November. Although we loved the big mega ships, we still love the Fantasy class ships. We were in no way disappointed in the Ecstasy. Yes, it is 2 days shorter but we didn't notice it as much as the one time we did a 4-day cruise. Now THAT was too short!!! I have lots of pictures of our Ecstasy cruise. Let me know if you want to see them. Cruisegirl
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Nurseypoo,

If I find an extra $1000, I will split it with you!

I have never been on the Ecstasy. However, my sister has been several times and loves it. My 80-year-old parents were on the Ecstasy last year and had a blast. I have been on a 7-day cruise on the Elation out of Galveston which I believe is the same size as the Ecstasy. I loved the Elation. It still seems like a large ship to me. The very first cruise that Jim and I took was a 4 or 5 day on a NCL ship over 25 years ago. We decided at that time that 5 days was just too short. The only other cruise that we have taken for less than a week was on the Jubilee several years ago. Jim likes the longer cruises. He just doesn't want to get off the ship. I will take any length of cruise. So go and just enjoy your trip. You are going to love it. This way you also get to experience a different size ship. Some people prefer smaller ships. (It still seems large to me). I don't think you are going to be disappointed at all. It sure sounds like fun to me. It goes to Cozumel so that would make me happy!


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Nurseypoo,
We sailed Ecstasy last year and Conquest this year. Like Luanne, I preferred the Conquest trip. But I just had to tell you that I also loved the Ecstasy trip and WOULD NOT HESITATE to book it again.

If you loved the cruise experience, which I believe you did, then you will also have a great vacation on the Ecstasy!

BTW, we enjoyed Progreso just as much as Cozumel last year. We did the Mexican Rodeo and Merida City Tour shore excursion at the Progreso stop. Progreso is not a bad port to experience, just choose your "activities" there wisely...for example it's not the best place for kayaking as the water is not as nice as in Cozumel.

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Iv talked to lots who actually prefer the Ecstasy and say the Conquest is hard to get around on, that its confusing.

We look at it as a nice getaway in and of itself. Iv been on the Ecstasy, but it was so stormy that we missed a lot and the upper decks were pretty much closed down. I dont feel like we have done the ship after that when the pools were closed down and never got to try the slide and couldnt jog, etc.

Iv rebooked her for this January, maybe Ill be dissatisfied, but I think we will be fine with the 5 day Ecstasy. We think of it as also cheaper to park, tips and its just such a bargain we dont feel like it counts as a cruise, its something to do in between longer cruises lol.

We can do 5 days on Ecstasy for half what it costs to do Voyager of the Seas...Conquest isnt so bad lol compared to the other ship choice out of Galveston.
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Iv talked to lots who actually prefer the Ecstasy and say the Conquest is hard to get around on, that its confusing.

We look at it as a nice getaway in and of itself. Iv been on the Ecstasy, but it was so stormy that we missed a lot and the upper decks were pretty much closed down. I dont feel like we have done the ship after that when the pools were closed down and never got to try the slide and couldnt jog, etc.

Iv rebooked her for this January, maybe Ill be dissatisfied, but I think we will be fine with the 5 day Ecstasy. We think of it as also cheaper to park, tips and its just such a bargain we dont feel like it counts as a cruise, its something to do in between longer cruises lol.

We can do 5 days on Ecstasy for half what it costs to do Voyager of the Seas...Conquest isnt so bad lol compared to the other ship choice out of Galveston.
are you going when we are all going (the group thing in jan?)

Thanks ya'll, i might be even more confused now, as the biggest part of my question was money vs extra 2 days....i lost my last cruise day this time due to illness(well most of it...the whole "day") and felt like the evening was all packing...very quickly at that lol (hey we unpacked within 2 hours so that was good )


anyway, since its the kids first cruise (and hopefully the last i pay for my adult daughter ) i guess we'll stick with the 5 nighter. I'm going to REALLY miss taking the kids to swim with the stingrays tho, that would have burned a huge memory in my mind to last a lifetime! You can not imagine how they both love the ocean for kids who have rarely gone to one, my son, especially who wants to be an oceanographer (cuz of all things for the movie JAWS...go figure)


ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....gotta make my mind up by this week as that other group price does go up another 25.00 each, and probably the ecstasy also soon.

Oh well i guess there are worse things to worry about other than which cruise i should take...i could be just worried that i cant take one at all!

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I did the smaller ships for my first two cruises then have been on the bigger ones for my last two.

I would have a hard time going back to the smaller ones...and I love those 7-dayers!

I had a blast on the Imagination and Holiday, and I know several people that say the Ecstasy is absolutely their favorite ship. Plus, Carnival just renovated her, so it should be nice and fresh when you get to her. And by going on her, you can get a range of what Carnival has to offer.

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I was not aware when the group was going??

Im going Jan 26, 2008, I have booked Jan 24, 2009 as well. Might have to change it because all the deals for Voyager seem to be too close to that date.

I think if you live close to the port, whats not to love, its a great getaway. If I had to come from another state, and increase the costs to get to the port, then I would say no.

I figure it costs about $80 or so in gas plus $30 to park for Ecstasy. Iv already prepaid for next January's parking when they ran the special at EZcruise and we have a great price. Its a cruise we can do for not much money.

I kinda like driving so the 5 hour drive each way doesnt bother me. So, for me its worth doing a 5 day. (of course Im also trying to book Conquest and Voyager in the same year and do all 3). If I had to just choose one cruise I might feel differently.

Id do it, then you will know in the future, I think its a great get away and the food is great. I dont go just for the ports, I like being on the ship too.
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I just got off the Ecstasy and had a great time. Although it is an older ship, the crew does a great job of keeping it clean and well maintained. Speaking of the crew, they were awesome! Everyone was so friendly and willing to help. I would agree with the comment about choosing your shore excursion in Progreso carefully. The water in Cozumel is much nicer. If you're into shopping, they had a lot of the same things for sale in both ports, but Progreso was much cheaper. I would definitely sail on the Ecstasy again.
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I'm going to REALLY miss taking the kids to swim with the stingrays tho, that would have burned a huge memory in my mind to last a lifetime! You can not imagine how they both love the ocean for kids who have rarely gone to one, my son, especially who wants to be an oceanographer (cuz of all things for the movie JAWS...go figure)

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Keep in mind y'all can go to Chankanaab Park in Cozumel and swim with the dolphins. If you book directly with them it is much less expensive than booking through Carnival. We did the "middle" cost choice which is the swim adventure and it was $103 each vs. $165 with Carnival. The park is awesome; it is much more than just the dolphin discovery section. I think their website is dolphindiscovery.com...check it out!
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I was not aware when the group was going??

Im going Jan 26, 2008, I have booked Jan 24, 2009 as well. Might have to change it because all the deals for Voyager seem to be too close to that date.

I think if you live close to the port, whats not to love, its a great getaway. If I had to come from another state, and increase the costs to get to the port, then I would say no.

I figure it costs about $80 or so in gas plus $30 to park for Ecstasy. Iv already prepaid for next January's parking when they ran the special at EZcruise and we have a great price. Its a cruise we can do for not much money.

I kinda like driving so the 5 hour drive each way doesnt bother me. So, for me its worth doing a 5 day. (of course Im also trying to book Conquest and Voyager in the same year and do all 3). If I had to just choose one cruise I might feel differently.

Id do it, then you will know in the future, I think its a great get away and the food is great. I dont go just for the ports, I like being on the ship too.
can you pm me with deals on voyager?? what deals lol?

there is a group cruise on ecstasy for like 350 pp/375 for window.. jan 20
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I was asking the same question after i went 8 days on the Legend and then i booked a 4 day cruise on the Sensation. Truth is i love cruising and i like the longer cruises. I think 5 day cruises are great and 7 day cruises are even better.

Heres one good thing to remember. Youl'l do less walking on the Ecstacy than on the Conquest.
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Here is one persons recent experience posted on Johns Blog.....


I wanted to share my most recent cruise experience with everyone. A little back history I have cruised with Carnival 4 times. My most recent cruise was on 09-08-2007 on the Carnival Ecstasy out of Galveston Texas. This is how my experience was: As soon as you set foot on the Ecstasy on the Empress deck you can already tell this will be a different cruise experience. The crew has a different aura about them they are happy and smiling and genuinely make you feel at home right away. Tina Noble was our cruise director and had been an Asst Cruise director on another cruise I was on about a year ago. She was phenomenal she was so much fun and never missed a beat. She danced under the stars with us on the sail away party with her huge white shoes. She made it a point after I told her my name to never forget who I was. I love her trying to speak our language in Texas tongue by saying things like Boogey Woogey and teaching country line dances. The morning of debarkation we where delayed due to Hurricane Humberto and she had the fun patrol running around with Free Hug signs which my daughter loved. She also had the comedian Tony Stone perform to kill time and the band up on promenade deck to keep everyone toe tapping. They showed a movie for the kids and really made us feel the 6-hour difference was just a small amount of time. She really sets the tone for the staff and makes you feel like for the 5 days you are on board that you are at home.

Captain Scala I must say was amazing. He was the only Captain on any ship I have been aboard that really took the time to stop and talk with anyone. He was like the dad of the ship. He took time to do a Q&A session with us and explain how things worked. He came over the speaker and informed us about everything and why it was done. During the delay coming back he got on the speaker every step of the way and explained what was going on. He is just an amazing man and I hope to cruise with him for years to come.

Vernon in the dining room of the Wind star at the 6:15 seating. Well I called him Big V for 5 days he was of course my best friend because I did not have to cook. He was such a nice person and my family got to know him during our time. He never missed a beat and always served us with a smile he could do anything aboard the ship with his knowledge and personality and it was a pleasure to have him and his assistant Vernon or little V serve us. If he happened to see us at lunch or breakfast he would always make a point to come and say hello and see how our day was.

The staff and crew aboard the Carnival Ecstasy recently won the Eagle award which is proudly displayed in the grand atrium. Every single one of them deserves this and I believe that every ship in the fleet can take notes from the Ecstasy crew. I will soon book my fifth cruise with Carnival and cannot wait to re-join my family on the high seas. I have enclosed a few pictures of my cruise and the wonderful staff of the Ecstasy. I cannot say enough good things and would love for you to pass this letter on to the crew so they may know how much they meant to me and my family.
Angela George.



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Great review Phil and Liz. I totally agree with everything you said and in fact, posted an almost similar review on another board. I might add that Capt. Scala and his crew donate their time in Progreso to help an orphanage in Merida. Here is the link to their website: http://www.crewcares4kids.com/
They take not only needed supplies for the children and to help with repairs to the orphanage, but some of the crew actually do repairs and the chefs give cooking lessons to the staff.
Is Goose Newmann (Cruise Director) on vacation or has he been replaced? Just wondered since I hadn't hear that he was gone. It's good to hear a review of the new CD.
We loved our Ecstasy cruise so much we have booked again for Thanksgiving - and this was AFTER our Conquest and Glory cruise!
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We cannot take credit for the review above....it is signed Angela George. She posted it at Johns Blog.


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Oops, I see now where you said that. She is right on! Still wonder about the CD. Cruisegirl
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I was on the cruise the reviewer was talking about and would give a resounding second to all that was said. Captain Scala was wonderful. I expected the captain to be stiff, formal, and rarely seen, but he was charming and very accessible. He was getting off the ship for vacation when we docked so I don't know who the captain is now. Tina Noble is an awesome cruise director. She has not been on the Ecstasy long - about a month now I think. She worked very hard to make sure everyone had a good time and set the tone for all the rest of the crew. They truly deserved their award for friendliest crew. I was really impressed with the way our late arrival in port was handled. Tina turned a potential problem into a positive experience - or as she called it "an extension of our vacation". I was finally able to win a trivia contest (had been coming in 2nd all week) and get a ship on a stick!
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My wife and I feel the same. We just got off our first cruise on the conquest and prefer to have less sea days, we felt 2 less sea days is good....I guess 5 days is the number. We 're hoping to book for April and then Sept'08. I cannot believe we're addicted already. We miss that cruise so much.
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We cruised on the Ecstasy last week (Nov. 12-17). Capt. Scala was the Captain. Our friends, who have been on many cruises, ate with him and his officers one night. They said he had a sense of humor and was more "down to earth" than other Captains they had sailed with. We went to his Q&A session and it was very informative. Goose Newmann was the Cruise Director also. We had fun. This was our first cruise. The ship was clean; the crew was very friendly and helpful; and the food was good. We will go again in the future.
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