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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 05, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin number: E259

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, we had a fantastic time. As stated earlier, this is a smaller ship. Don't expect multiple pools, big rooms or many choices in dinning. There are 2 sit down style service dinning rooms, a very small buffet and a couple burger/pizza joints. The cruise director Cam did an awesome job of letting everyone know what was happening and his high energy during events was fun to watch. The pool is VERY small and filled up within minutes. There is plenty of seating around it and the upper decks so that was never an issue. The room we stayed in was VERY clean and our steward was the absolute best. The room however was far to warm for my liking and not much airflow. That's a personal preference thing so I can't really complain about it. I like my space very cool when I sleep. The bed... Well, it's what you should expect from 2 twins being pushed together. I knew this before hand so my expectations were not high for this. The sheets were soft and comfortable but again, it's 2 beds pushed together so don't expect a true king comfort. The staff aboard this ship is what really made the trip. Not a single time did I pass by any of them without a smile, good morning etc... They were all wonderful especially our steward. Can't give that man enough praise. Even when he was busy, he was still very accommodating. I never felt he was fishing for a tip either. It was actually genuine. If you don't mind giving up a few amenities, this ship is for you. If your looking for the 5 star treatment and amenities, I would look at another ship. Our only complaints were the room temperature and the dinning options. If you are cool with that, highly recommend this cruise.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

It's not one of the largest ships and as such, don't expect the same amenities as the larger ones. Food selection was not what was expected but it was hot and good, just limited.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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