My wife and I just returned from a Cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Carnival Elation. Let me just say the excursions were awesome. That being said the ship was not up to Carnival standards in any way. The food was not very good on any level, from the dining room to the food courts. The best thing on the boat was Pirate Pizza and it was just so so. The cabins were very cramped. And being a smoker the smoking area was a joke. One area that would hold 80 people max with 20 tables of four and probably 500 smokers, hence elbow to elbow IF you to get close to the area. Very unenjoyable. Carnival will still be my first choice for cruising but NEVER again on the Elation!!
the cruise was awesome a little to much walking but it is a big ship the elevators are really slow the shows were great most of the staff are really friendly and helpful there is not much to do on the island that you can walk to you have to pay to get any where and in Nassau the taxi people are very persistent on them being the ones to take you ant where they will follow you and just keep on saying I take you just make sure you get down early to the place that has guided tours on the ship that is your best bet cause what ever you are wanting to do they can get you there and you will enjoy your day a lot better dealing with them instead of the people on the islands
This was the fastest 10 days cruise. It was nice people a lot of older people and the food was horrible. The TV need upgrading and the rooms also need some remodeling. The pool deck should have a big screen TV for movie night and it needs popcorn on the ship. Very dead dead boring cruise at night especially after 9 pm the ship was boring and dead. It really needs more entertainment and better food menu. The panio man Pete Thompson was amazing and keep the ship alive and keshore the waiter was very outstanding. Yoyo the room guy was very professional and good worker . So please please send out kudos to these guys bc they were the BEST. Especially to put up for a 10 and 21 days crew they went out and beyond . 👏👏👍🏽 to these guys please please thanks. Otherwise overall an ok trip. Thanks
I loved the cruise. The staff was wonderful, the ports great and the food was ok. I would have liked to have more variety when it came to the food especially for dinner on the Lido deck. Otherwise I highly recommend this cruise. Thank you to everyone for making it so special
The ship was small but because of this it felt so personal. There were several times we went up on the top deck and were the only ones up there. It felt like we had it all to ourselves. The crew was awesome. They were all so friendly and professional. The camp carnival for kids was great. They loved it and it gave my husband and I some time to ourselves. It was a great experience!
This was our second cruise. We had a great time. The staff was more than accommodating to all of our needs and requests. We were not too thrilled with all of the mandatory gratuities. We would have preferred to make our own decision on the amounts.
We did the back to back 21 day cruise from New Orleans back to Jacksonville. The Elation visited places that are not typically not ports of call (Barbados, Grenada, Tobago, Aruba, Curacao). The Atlantic coast of Barbados is breathtaking! Skip the tube ride on Granada until the river level rises a little! Carnival Journeys are definitely fun cruises! The appearance of the Elation is nicely maintained, but the infrastructure needs work: One of the elevators in the atrium was not working at all and the sauna and steam room was malfunctioning for much of the 21 days. Dining room service was excellent. The buffet seemed to have limited choices The grill, Mongolian wok, pizza and deli are nice alternatives. Entertainment was good, but not out of the ordinary. Overall the cruise was a great bargain.
This was a wonderful trip. Carnival does a great job making sure everyone in the family is having fun and feeling pampered. Only negative is this ship is not updated, so your stateroom and pools are quite the look of circa 1990's (clean, but old). If you can look beyond those two things, you will have an amazing trip! Beautiful islands, great staff and overall a very positive experience. I recommend this trip to anyone, just possibly on a newer ship.
Great value, especially since it was a tremendous itinerary. Elation is older ship getting ready to be refurbished, but the friendly staff and overall quality of the food and activities offset the need for updating.
anyone that goes to Progresso BIG TIP:::: ride the free shuttle to the town, they sell excursion there. SAME AS CARNIVAL and 1/3 the price we paid $35 for an all inclusive and upon arrival saw people from Carnival that said they paid $85. Every cruise on the ship can be bought on the free bus ride into town
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