All the ships in this class are similar. We have found the crew very friendly (except some of the eastern Europeans). Our child loves Camp Carnival for a few hours at the time. We usually took her in the mornig until lunch and then in the evenings after diner. We have sailed at times with a lot of children on board-900 last time. I am sure on our up coming trip it will be the same.
We have chosen this ship for two reasons the location near Orlando-there is so much to do there and we have a time share, and secondly the rates on the Esctacy are generally lower than any ship in the Carnival fleet.
Elation 2010; Esctasy 2011- Galveston; Esctasy 2011- Port Canaveral, first time at Half Moon Cay; Oosterdam-Summer 2012 Alaska- a must do cruise!; Esctasy 2012- Port Canaveral; Esctasy 2013- Port Canaveral- Spring Break girls (& guys) gone wild cruise!; Elation summer 2013- New Orleans- hometown cruise for the first time.