Best time we've had in a long time.

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2017

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: M77

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Loved it look forward to next cruise. Really enjoyed the Bahamas would cruise on the elation again. Beat time we've had in a long time. Crusing is fun.


5 out of 5
Having faster to the fun made this simple quick and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was great just not a lot of selection on the buffet. Dinning rooms were over crowded. Even tables for two are close to other tables making it as if your dinning with others just the same. Drinks are great. prices are for the most part same as land base. Enjoyed lido bar right by pool.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Really enjoyed mini golf. When the wind is calm enough to play. Relaxing by the pool. Going to all the shows. Some more so than others. Ship could use more activities but has lots to offer for a ship that's like 20 years old.


4 out of 5
Shows are great. Cruise director Kevin is funny and makes whole trip exciting. Really keeps a good vibe going. Has good musicians on board. Great DJs and other performers.

Cole Porter Club Aft Lounge

5 out of 5

Great performers. Really was funny and enjoying.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent staff. They make your cruise perfect. Anything you want or need they make happen.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was very clean. Every square inch was keep up to a tee. Ship is very beautiful. Layout is great for a older ship. Doesn't have lots of different stores or venues on board but the one that are on board look amazing and kept up.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Beautiful cabin. Large window for ocean room. Room size is also great. Updated cabinets and wall outlets. Has usb plugs on each side of bed. Lots of storage.

Ship tip

Use stairs elevators are slow. If anytime dinning come early as dinning room fills quick. Only one pool claim spot early. Attend as many shows you can. Take pictures and enjoy.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy drive to the port from home.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Beautiful island. Lots to do. Stay clear of non tourist areas. Visit straw market. And beach. Good shopping.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful crystal clear water. white sand beach. Enjoy the sun and beach nothing much more to do here but that's all you'll want to do. This is tender port so faster to the fun is a must if not Platinum or diamond.


5 out of 5
Easy and quick had. Choose to self debark was off ship by 8:30
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