Awesome First Time Cruise

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 05, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin number: M237

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great first time cruise. Food was good. Drinks were great. Employees were wonderful. Already planning our second cruise.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be. We ate mostly at the buffet, but when we ate in the dining room we realized the food was pretty much the same as the buffet. It was nice to have an appetizer option and a different dessert in the dining room though. We loved Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana Cantina. And Pizza Pirate was great!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
We saw 2 comedy shows and they were both awesome and hilarious! Also saw Epic Rock and even though they couldn't perform their full performance due to the waves, it was still a great show with pure talent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so friendly. Off and on the ship. Lisa at the Meet & Greet station after our cruise was so awesome. Very friendly and kept us entertained while waiting for the Carnival shuttle. Randall, our Steward, was amazing. So very friendly and I loved how he remembered our names and said hi to us by name all the time.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Bed was very comfortable but a bit squeaky in some spots. The windows and TV weren't very clean and there were a few dusty spots on the TV cabinet. Other than that it was very clean and kept clean during our cruise.

Ship tip

Don't be afraid to ask anyone, staff or cruiser, for help if you're lost or need directions. Everyone is there to help eachoeach out and so friendly.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
The beach is gorgeous!

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Visited but spent most of our time on Paradise Island at Atlantis. We did our shopping and site seeing there and stopped at a few shops in Nassau before getting back on the ship. The Discover Atlantis at Atlantis was great. Got to their aquariums and also take a peak around the resort.


3 out of 5
Not really the ships fault but we had a 5 hour delay due to fog. They tried to make the issue as easy as possible and once we we're able to get off we were off the ship and through customs within an hour.

Traveler Photos

View of Atlantis from Nassau Elatiin Half Moon Cay
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