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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a blast! Loved the ship, loved the food, the crew, the shows, and our comfy beds. We all had an amazing vacation. The ship is smaller than the last one we went on but the crew on this ship went above and beyond to make this ship and our time on it amazing.


5 out of 5
Faster To The Fun really made us get to the fun faster.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Loved the shows, the music, the games. We saw them all.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our girls are 15 and 12 I was worried that my youngest wasn't going to have fun since she couldn't hang out with her sister in Club O2. Turns out that Circle C was the place to be and my 15 year old wanted to join in on all the fun they were having . They played the Wii, did crafts, played games. My daughter has made a life long friend she met in there. My 15 year old had fun too in her club and made a lot of friends. They just didn't have as many activities scheduled as Circle C did. They both say it was the best vacation ever and as soon as we got off the ship are asking to go on another next summer. :)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff couldn't have been more friendly. They were amazing. Everyone learned all of our names within the first few minutes on board. The ship was so clean. On the lido deck the buffet area the plates were cleaned as soon as you were done eating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I love the layout of the ship. We never felt the engines or the ocean. It felt like a big hotel with lots of fun things to do.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This so far is our favorite room. We weren't to sure we'd like it at all when we opened the door. It's a king bed with fold down bunks over our head and one over our feet. The beds were amazingly comfy. Our room attendant put away the bed over our feet every day so we could access the balcony. He would come back in at 6 and put the bed back down every night. He was amazing. The room was quiet and we didn't hear any outside noises. Usually exhausted from our fun it wasn't any problem falling asleep. We never felt the ship moving. None of us ever felt sea sick.

Ship tip

The muster drill is the whole area so get there early and have seat. As soon as you see people checking badges get yours scanned. The faster they get the drill done the faster your vacation starts!

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
We got into town a couple days early and had fun exploring the area.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We took a taxi to Junkanoo beach which is free and about 15 minutes away walking. The taxi driver there was very helpful and told us how to know what a taxi looks like and we got another ride back to the ship. The drivers were so friendly and shared lots of information about the area.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
The sand is the softest I've ever felt. The water was colder then I had expected but since the suns rays were so strong and hot the water felt amazing. We've never experienced the sun so powerful on our skin. after a few hours we were ready to get out of the sun and go back to the ship. With sun screen we didn't get burned and we had a lot of fun looking for fish snorkeling.


5 out of 5
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