Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

A very enjoyable cruise

Sail Date: February 17, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: The port of calls

Cons: Assigned time/seating for dinner

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Entertainment
Children's Programs
The schedule for the teens (o2 room) did not seem to get enough kids... maybe something more to interest them into going.
Food and Dining
Very good selection each night for dinner. Very good selections at the buffet lines.
Cabin / Stateroom
The shower was excellent quality...
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
Extraordinarily clean and large.
Grand Turk Island
Small island with not much to do if your excursion gets cancelled as ours did.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Best beach I have ever been to.
Don't Miss: Just enjoy the beach
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Best beach I have ever been to.
Don't Miss: Just enjoy the beach
Nassau, Bahamas
Cabbage beach is cool with large waves. Lots of tour interest in celebrity homes etc.
Don't Miss: Get some local seafood
Grand Turk Island
Small island with not much to do if your excursion gets cancelled as ours did.
Nassau, Bahamas
Cabbage beach is cool with large waves. Lots of tour interest in celebrity homes etc.
Don't Miss: Get some local seafood


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