Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Great Cruise - Tips for Wheelchair Users

Sail Date: December 14, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: The Ship, cabin size, bedding

Cons: Disembarkation

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Very clean and taxi system is very well organized
Nassau, Bahamas
Very dirty, very busy
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Very clean and taxi system is very well organized
Nassau, Bahamas
Very dirty, very busy

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