A very enjoyable cruise

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

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4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 17, 2007
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Two adults and two teenage boys for a five night Bahama cruise had an excellent voyage! It was well worth the effort of getting to the Port Canaveral from a major snowstorm (30 inches) the day we left home we were literally shoveling a path out our driveway in upstate New York. Unfortunately, the snow was still here on our return.
I have never before seen these two boys exhausted til the point they were in bed at 10 PM on two nights! It is very relaxing on the ship knowing that you can let them go off and not worry about where they are....

We all were awe struck at the Halfmoon Cay stop. I have never seen a beach so nice and pictures do not do it justice; you have to see it in person (again). Our snorkeling excurison at Grand Turk was cancelled due to weather and we got stuck for a $40 five minute cab ride/tour of the island, the Halfmoon Cay had a stingray snorkeling excursion in an enclosed pen on shore that lasted only half hour in the water, and the Nassau stop was an enjoyable tour with a stop at Cabbage Beach where the boys rode 8 foot waves non-stop for two hours until we dragged them out to leave.

This is our third cruise. The previous two were with NCL lines on Majesty. This Carnival Elation Ship is far superior to the NCL Majesty (bigger and newer) with larger bath/shower which is important. The food was very good to excellent, also a little better quality than NCL cruise. The service was very good on both NCL and Carnival.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good selection each night for dinner. Very good selections at the buffet lines.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The schedule for the teens (o2 room) did not seem to get enough kids... maybe something more to interest them into going.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extraordinarily clean and large.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The shower was excellent quality...
3 out of 5
Cabbage beach is cool with large waves. Lots of tour interest in celebrity homes etc.
Don't Miss: Get some local seafood
3 out of 5
Small island with not much to do if your excursion gets cancelled as ours did.
3 out of 5
Cabbage beach is cool with large waves. Lots of tour interest in celebrity homes etc.
Don't Miss: Get some local seafood
3 out of 5
Small island with not much to do if your excursion gets cancelled as ours did.
5 out of 5
Best beach I have ever been to.
Don't Miss: Just enjoy the beach
5 out of 5
Best beach I have ever been to.
Don't Miss: Just enjoy the beach

Pros: The port of calls

Cons: Assigned time/seating for dinner

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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