Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 13, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E188

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was ok. Ship constantly rocked port to starboard yet seas were pretty calm. Up charges for everything... even in the dining room. Be prepared to be "upsold" at every turn. Nassau was a disaster, as soon as you walk off the boat people were on you like vultures trying to sell you anything imaginable. Half moon cay was a nice stop but even it was a constant upsell, even had more "gift" shops.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Inspiration Dining Room

4 out of 5

Great staff, limited food selections and you have to pay an additional $20 for a lobster tail?? Really?

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Casablanca Casino

3 out of 5

Very poor selection of games. Never been on a ship with such a small casino. Slots were all generic and confusing. 6 video poker games...

Photo Gallery

1 out of 5

Omg, $13 for a small photo and then up from there... you cant take pics yourself in many areas... you must use their photographer. No thanks.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

1 out of 5

Way too expensive and extremely short times. Example: $65 each to walk into Atlantis resort... plus cab fare to get there. Looking at $200... no thanks.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Be prepared for rude guests.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
We were put in a warehouse with no air for almost an hour waiting to get luggage and through customs. Terrible.
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