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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 15, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: V18

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was a fantastic ship and the staff was great, the food was great, and we all had a wonderful time with lots of good memories. It is not for everyone and you will see negative reviews (as we had a bad experience on Royal Caribbean) but for us it was wonderful and I am getting ready to book my next cruise - with Carnival of course.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was excellent - we mainly stuck to the buffet as the little one liked the pizza and ice cream.

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

We ate here the whole cruise and while there were things on the buffet I did not care for it was always something somewhere in this restaurant that I would eat and I am a very picky eater. Worse them my 4 yo granddaughter. The have 24/7 ice cream and pizza - how could you go wrong with that?!?!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Water Works

5 out of 5

My 4 yo granddaughter had a blast here. Fun for all ages.


4 out of 5
All shows and activities were great and Cam is the best Cruise Director EVER!!!!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We traveled with my 4 yo granddaughter and there was plenty for her to do and the Camp Ocean was great with we wanted to go see shows that I knew she would not enjoy. Dr. Seuss was a great touch on this ship but she did not like Green eggs and Ham!!!

Camp Carnival

5 out of 5

We traveled with our 4yo granddaughter and she loved the camp carnival. She would even ask to go in there to play and the staff was excellent. Kind, friendly and helpful! They do have a strict sign in/sign out policy so you can be sure your child is not going anywhere with anyone but you! Lots of games, movies, face painting and loads of toys for them to play with along with a great staff made it easy to leave her there for some adult relaxation time and to catch some shows she would not have been interested in seeing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff is always great on Carnival. I have cruised twice with carnival and have never had anyone be rude to me or unwilling to help with anything at all. They treated my granddaughter like she was part of their family and that meant a lot to me. She was never without attention on this ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin with extra space especially with 3 people.

Ship tip

Just relax and go with the flow!!!


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

The smile says it all!! (this is at waterworks not casino - it would not let me pick waterworks) Ready fro the Beach!! Dr. Seuss Breakfast Dr. Seuss She did not like green eggs & ham!! Love this place!
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