Just as Expected

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 30, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E10

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Took this cruise expecting it to be mediocre and it lived up to expectations. Originally scheduled it to take our granddaughter for the 1st cruise but she had to cancel so we went anyway. The type of person this cruise caters to does not meet our expectations as far as class. It's "party til you puke".


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Imagination Dining Room

4 out of 5

Beautiful MDR with excellent service but the food was sooo disappointing. Everything that I ordered that usually is hot, like eggs, fish, steak, etc., came out cold and returning it caused a big delay so that you missed the entertainment (which somehow could be a good thing).


5 out of 5

Great sandwiches.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


5 out of 5

Great but gets filled up on sea days.

Jewelry Shop

2 out of 5

Ridiculous prices. Saw a ring originally $7300, quickly dropped to $2500 and then less if I got a Carnival Visa or MC. Can get better prices here at home.

Elation Atrium

3 out of 5

Underwhelming. Also very noisy. Steel drums pounding in our heads for days after disembarking.

Casablanca Casino

3 out of 5

It's time to stop the smokers in the casino. Even though they are in only one arfea, the smoke drifts throughout the casino.


2 out of 5

Mikado Main Lounge

2 out of 5

Great acoustics, mediocre entertainment. The host/hostess treated the audience like children, insisting on their screaming and yelling. There was no class at all.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The waiters were good but overworked. Our room steward, Nurdi, was over the top excellent.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't expect anyting but a place to relax, sub-par entertainment more appropriate for teenagers, MDR serving food that wasn't hot when it was supposed to be hot and warm when it was supposed to be cold. They are only interested in SELL, SELL, SELL.

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5


3 out of 5
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