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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 14, 2006
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We just returned from a 4 night cruise on the carnival elation deparing out of Port Canaveral. The parking at the port was extremely easy, as we would be returning to a different dock, the port offered complimentary valet parking. Embarking the ship was easy, as my husband is in a wc and we were taken to the front of the line. Once arriving at our cabin we were presently surprised at the size of the cabin. We did have a handicapped room and opted to keep the beds as twins to give us more room for the wheelchair. The bathroom was a little tight, but we were able to make it work. The shower had a pull-down shower bench in it. The ship is very wheelchair accessible. My only complaint is that other than the bathroom in our cabin, the only one that appeared large enough for a wheelchair was the unisex bathroom on the lido deck. Our ports of call were Freeport and Nassau. My husband did not get off the boat in Freeport since we had to take a taxi to the tourist area and they didn't appear to be WC accessible. He did get off the boat in Nassau (very steep gangway, but the crew was quick to help. ) Nassau is wc accessible, if you are willing to put up with some bumpy roads. All in all, it was a great first cruise and very accessible.
3 out of 5
Very dirty, very busy
5 out of 5
Very clean and taxi system is very well organized
3 out of 5
Very dirty, very busy
5 out of 5
Very clean and taxi system is very well organized

Pros: The Ship, cabin size, bedding

Cons: Disembarkation

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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