Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Bahamas/Jacksonville easy

Sail Date: August 18, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We live in central GA so to drive to Jacksonville is an easy trip for us. Four nights are just enough get away to relax. Freeport was disappointing for there is not much to do there. We've been to Nassau several times and shopping for jewelry is great. The Elation has been refitted since we first sailed on it. It's clean but smaller and older than some of the others in the fleet but now refitted it was good. Nightly entertainment was lacking. The comedy club star only used 4 letter words and we left after a few minutes. Hasboro the game show is a waste of time and boring for multi time cruisers like us. 

Cabin / Stateroom
There is a box in the corner of the room for life jackets. This gets in the way and you have to crawl over it to get in/out of bed. Our room was quiet and smooth.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Carnival has been cutting back, no lobster any more. Only if you pay to dine.
Jacksonville, Florida
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Too industrial and nothing within walking distance
Nassau, Bahamas
Small downtown 4 blocks square but lots of jewelry stores with god prices.


In Freeport they were announcing reduced price trips.

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