Carnival Elation but not elated

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2017

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: U111

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Although main dining service and food quality was great, the menu options were not what was expected. Buffet was very disappointing with not much variety and choices were substandard. Buffet food temperature could've been better. Our cabin was great and all ship personnel were very attentive.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was very prompt.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining service and food quality were great but menu options were not what was expected. Buffet was very disappointing. Food temperature could've been better and expected more variety.

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

2 out of 5

Buffet food temperature could be improved. Not much variety and choices were substandard.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Seemed that when we wanted to use the Serenity pool, it was either packed or closed.


2 out of 5

Because of popularity, pool should be open and never closed.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

There were no children with our party.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Could not ask for better service from all ship personnel.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Because you cannot travel to either main dining from other end of ship, directions should be more prominent. Suggest to NEW travelers to go to correct end of ship before going up or down to dining deck. Also, there should be a Serenity area with pool on both ends of ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Could not ask for more. Attendees were great.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida Did not visit port

Just came for cruise.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

Not interested in shopping or the offered excursions.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Great beach area.


5 out of 5
Couldn't be better.
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