Half moon cay was the best part of the trip. What I was told about how wonderful a cruise was. I was disappointed.

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: U40

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I wish I would of looked more into the ship and what it offered. I wish we would of chose a bigger ship that had more pools and outside entertainment. I felt I was always rushing in the evening. It also didn't help that the ship rocked the whole time. Some of my family went on a carnival cruise last year through a hurricane and said the ship they was on never rocked as much as ours did. Maybe if we chose a bigger ship we would of enjoyed the cruise. We still tried our best to make the most out of it and half moon cay was by far the best part of the trip. I do have to say the staff was extremely nice and helpful.


2 out of 5
I was so excited to jump into the pool when we got on the ship at 10:30 am. It wasn't until the next day we was able to get into the pool then we was packed like sardines because it was the only pool on the ship. Kids didnt even hardly swim in it because it was so crowded.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Buffet was a disappointment. Half the time drinks was empty and ice only worked for one. There was not enough drink stations. From others I heard how wonderful carnival buffet was from a trip they took last year. The ones I went on the cruise with was also disappointed by the small selection of juice and drinks available.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


5 out of 5
What entertainment we went to was always good. Just disappointed it was more night time activity versus some day time. I heard so much about TV screens on deck so even if you didn't make it to a show you seen it on a tv screen by the pool and still felt apart of the shows.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone I came into contact with was amazing.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Choose a different ship. If we ever choose to go on another cruise it will not be the elation.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

1 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
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