Great shows. Comedian Macio was extremely funny! Nice crew

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 61

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 19, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Inspite of so many issues we had some fun and relaxed. The 2 ports were great. Time flies quickly while off the ship


2 out of 5
The cruise had a 4 hour delay so people were irritated and embarking was stressful. Lines were disorganized we were pushed and nearly knocked down 3 times.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was good especially shrimp bowl, tacos, burritos. The breakfast line was always long but the food was good. We had my time dining at imagination restaurant which was always a long wait unless you were the first in-line at 5:45pm or last at 9pm. Don’t expect lobster unless you Want to pay an additional $20

Imagination Dining Room

4 out of 5

Food was great. Crew was friendly. But the lines were very line.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The water slides were closed and no basketball court. Mini golf was good. No rock climbing nor rope course The O2 kids club had cigarette smoke the entire cruise and they claim couldn’t fix due to the casino smokers on the opposite side of the wall.

Water Works

2 out of 5

The water slides were closed due to unsafe rocky movements

The Fun Shops

4 out of 5

Friendly salesman the fine jewelry is expensive but everything else is priced good. Duty free is definitely a plus. They push tanzanite a lot. In the end they gave $200 gift certificate raffle but I couldn’t use because it was only for non sale items but everything was on sale.

Casablanca Casino

2 out of 5

The slots weren’t good Couldn’t win anything lost money fast. Had a $5 match play coupon put on pass line won but they only paid my match not the coupon. The dealer got confused or didn’t know what she was doing


5 out of 5
The musical performances were excellent and the comedians Macio was the Best. We couldn’t stop laughing. Thank you

Mikado Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Great shows at mikado lounge The drink servers are very attentive and friendly. Comfortable seating.

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
The O2 kids club had cigarette smoke the entire time and they claim it couldn’t be fixed due to the casino smokers on the opposite side of the wall. They played video games and had 2 fun scavenger hunt. The staff was very nice. Circle C was over powered by 3 snobby girls wanna be mean girls. O2 was much better

Video Arcade

5 out of 5

A good variety of game choices

Club O2

3 out of 5

Video games and scavenger hunts. Attentive care. The only issue was the smoking feel coming from the casino next door. Club needs better circulation.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The crew was always friendly. The only issue was waiting to be servered during dinner or busing the table. If you order drinks during dinner it goes faster and smoother.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was well maintained always saw someone cleaning. The cruise was rocky had to settle in bed early twice from dizziness & nausea.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room was clean but seemed smaller no pull out sofa nor chairs, no drinking glasses, the window was dirty from the outside and the mini fridge didn’t work. The TV only had CNN channels.. We asked for bathrobes 3 times.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

1 out of 5
Not organized the lines were all over the place. People were already aggravated due to the 4 hour delay but didn’t know were to go. A blonde fat white lady was pushing everyone around

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Half moon Cay beach was beautiful And clean. The best part they brought you lunch buffet on the island. The drinks were extra $20 for a Bahama mama. The only downside tendering took forever.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Nassau was great too but not impressed with Junkanoo beach too many rocks and broken shells however great music, drinks and food. The shops are great. We took a $4 taxi to Atlanta’s very nice.


4 out of 5
Disembarking was smooth but too many people went down before called so it took longer. We were out by 11am
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