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Hillary

Age: 29

Occupation:Catering Sales

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Sailing Date: 04-6-2009

Itinerary: Mexico

A great ship! The cruise director, was entertaining and witty. The staff (especially our waiter in the dining room, Todor) was friendly and helpful! We had a great time and will be back!

Overall, the food was decent. We had delicious dinners in the Windsong Dining Room, but the food from room service and the Panorama Bar & Grill tasted a little bit like airline food. Not bad, but could be better! Also, the pizza from the pizzeria reminded me a little of cafeteria food.

My favorite meals were the tiger shrimp/lobster and the delicious seafood penne- both served at dinner in the Windsong dining room. My boyfriend loved the 24- hour frozen yogurt and it was good!

Great! We had an interior stateroom. A little small (as they all are), but clean and sufficient. The bathroom was bigger than expected. My tall boyfriend, who is 6 foot 4, was usually comfortable, so that says alot. The only time we had trouble was when we were both trying to get dressed for dinner in our room and kept getting in each other's way.

There was always something to do! During the day, my favorite activity was laying out on the deck with a drink, but my boyfriend preferred the arcade and casino. After dinner, we both enjoyed the comedy shows in the lounges.

If they don't already, they may want to change out the shows and comedians so that regular cruisers don't see the same acts every time!

We didn't book any excursions, as we like to go on our own pace and wanted to save $$. If you have the extra cash and like to have activities planned for you, I would book an excursion.

But we went off on our own and had just as much fun! I had done some research on both ports before we left so I found some places to go and fun things to do.

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