The islands was great but the ship was a nightmare.

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2017

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: G14

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The ship was a nightmare many problems. I recommend picking another ship. The staff and cruise director was great but the ship has issues. Until the ship is fixed I don't recommend traveling on it.


1 out of 5
The staff was rude and pushy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The Guy's burgers was the only thing good on the ship. The other food was undercooked or just nasty.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Very friendly staff and great drinks


5 out of 5

Friendly staff and great drinks

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The cruise director Kevin was a great host and made it fun. The only thing wrong was there was nothing going on for my 15 yr old son. I think there should be more activities for the teens to do.

The Fun Shops

2 out of 5

Small and hard to find


5 out of 5

Clean and quiet


5 out of 5

Clean and neat


5 out of 5
The shows was great.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Like I said there are no activities for the teens.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff did a excellent job of keeping the ship clean.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The staff did an excellent job of keeping the ship clean, but there are a lot of improvements needed. The elevators that go to the grand deck only 1 of them worked and kids played on it all the time. I feel if your going to limit a floor with elevators, then the people that stay on that floor should be the only ones to use it.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The cabin air conditioning system didn't work, the hot water wasn't very hot and the hair dryer that I never used was putting off a lot of heat.

Ship tip

Don't do it. The internet never worked, the elevators never worked and the only food worth eating was the Guys burgers. Save your money and go on another ship.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

3 out of 5
I live here.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Beautiful and very friendly locals.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Beautiful but way to many rocks on the beach and in the water. I recommend wearing water shoes to protect your feet.


3 out of 5
To much walking to go a short distance, there could be a better way to disembark.
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