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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 08, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E107

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Best vacation of my life!! We enjoyed every aspect of the cruise.


5 out of 5
Very simple, good directions from all the Carnival employees.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All food was great, we loved the Imagination restaurant for dinner. Guy's Burgers were fabulous for breakfast and lunch.

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

There was always plenty of food, and a pretty good variety.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We liked just walking around and watching people. Loved sitting in the Serenity area.

Elation Atrium

5 out of 5

If I could I would give it 6 stars!! Our cabin was on the same floor so we spent a good deal of time here. It was a beautiful area that got even better as it got dark. We really enjoyed David who sang and played guitar there. When Cam, the cruise director was there and we had sing along trivia. All the balconies filled up and it was awesome. Mary was a great bartender, always happy to serve and give you a big friendly smile!!


5 out of 5
All the shows were excellent!! We loved the trivia lead by Cam, the cruise director in the Atrium.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room stewards were absolutely fabulous. The room was always spotless and he remembered our names after our first meeting. The waiters and bartenders were also great. Always smiling and ready for a good laugh.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout was fine. Our cabin was kind of in the middle so we had easy access to everything.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I had heard how tiny ship cabins were and I was pleasantly surprised. There was plenty of room to walk around the bed, a nice lighted mirror with a stool to get ready to go out and a really nice amount of closet space. Our bed was super comfy!!!

Ship tip

Relax, enjoy everything!!

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
I felt they were organized and efficient. It was easy on and easy off. I would use this port again.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Absolutely gorgeous. Just sit back and enjoy!!!

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
No problems, got to our truck very fast.
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