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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 23, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: M72

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

As a first time cruiser carnival elation was a good choice but would not choose to go on this boat again. Captain's dinner is no dinner at all he does a toast at the atrium and that is all. In my opinion there is not a lot of food varieties throughout the day. Buffet closes at odd times. And Guys burger joint closes at 6 I feel it should remain open longer.


4 out of 5
Everything went well just long wait in line

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Mixed drinks were ok. We were not pleased with the food ok. Only thing great was Guys Grill

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Very pleased with all the activites plenty to do you never get bored


3 out of 5

Could not get in pool always packed very small

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

Absolutely loved all my pictures photographers are very good to work with. The only down fall is searching for your pictures

Casablanca Casino

4 out of 5

There is plenty of options in casino but as a person with asthma it's hard to enjoy with the smoke and smoky smell throughout the casino.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room was always clean. Receptionist at dining room wasn't all that friendly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Even though older boat loved layout very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Carnival Elation was our first cruise overall experience was really great just wished they offer more variety of food. And buffet remaining open would be help they would close around 3 and open back around 6

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
We did enjoy nassau tour guide wasn't helpful at all

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
Water was beautiful just nothing to do on this island. Need shops


4 out of 5
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