Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

A Thrill and Chill of a Cruise

Sail Date: November 16, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This cruise was fun but could have bypassed Freeport. The food is wonderful. Entertainment is just that! The staff goes above and beyond to provide your every need. Try and figure out when they appear and disappear from your stateroom. It is great never to see the statemen but you do see their nice work. Loved the towel animals. It would ssem there was something for all ages available to keep everyone busy. Nice job.

Pros: The attention of the Cruise Staff

Cons: The Chill of the Ship - Too Cold

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Valentino was our main waiter. Professional and wonderful aren't words enough to describe the service given our table. Great job, Valentino.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateman did an excellent job. We never saw him actually doing his job but the evidence was always apparent when we returned to our cabin. I loved the animal towels, the blankets and the chocolates.
Service and Staff
Everyone always greeted us with smiles, greetings and salutations. The staff had it together and it showed. Our needs more met. We loved the Cruise Director and those who assisted him. Something was available to keep us busy at all times.
We enjoyed the band in Romeo and Juliet's Lounge. They were funny, sounded good and truly entertaining. We were sadden by the young women who were literally pole dancing in the Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde Club. Too bad someone allowed this. Cole Porter's Karoke was hilarious and poised new talent that the ship hiring staff may want to take a look at. Ha!
Nassau, Bahamas
You must see the Atlantis Resort and Shops. Go to the underground aquarium for it is worth the charge. Plan to walk, window shop, visit the casino and just enjoy. Try the Poop Deck for some good food. We also enjoyed visiting were the common people lived. Be careful for those approaching you for various reasons. The haggles on prices are a pain but overall, it was a learning experience to see this culture. Take the public bus for $1.00 and plan carefully one tour. You will be enlightened. We walked across the bridge to Paradise Island. It was great exercise from being on the cruise.
Don't Miss: Don't miss Atlantis and plan to swim with the dolphins!
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
I felt this stop was a complete waste of time. Others at our evening dining table stated the same. The ship should have sailed on past Freeport!

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