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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Wasn't a bad cruise for our first cruise. Would definitely sail on the Elation again. Look forward to our next cruise in November!!


5 out of 5
Quick and easy with no problems

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was good, plenty of lemonade, iced tea, and water to drink. Plenty options food wise that you never go hungry.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Plenty of lounge chairs by the pool area


5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the Divas and Epic Rock shows. Spike Davis provided lots of laughs at the Punchline Comedy Club. The Hasbro Game Show was lots of fun.

Mikado Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Easy to find, easy to get around in. Lots of seating. Not overly crowded. Could see the stage from anywhere we sat.

Cole Porter Club Aft Lounge

5 out of 5

Very clean, not overly crowded. Enjoyed the comedy shows.

Children's Programs

Did not have any kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward, Agus was always so friendly and done an excellent job on our room. The waiters were great! We never experienced anything but friendly staff everywhere we went on the ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Easy layout of the ship. The ship was always clean and well-maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin had plenty of room to store our belongings and plenty of room to move around in the cabin. The cabin was very clean.

Ship tip

Experience all the shows you can get to, try all the foods and enjoy your cruise

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy to get to the port, staff was friendly and made the embarkation process easy. Safe place to park your vehicle. Plenty of security.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly. The beaches were clean, lots of lounge chairs. We did not do any excursions.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We did not do any excursions. We walked the city and shopped. It was easy to get past all the guys trying to get us to buy an excursion...we just told them not interested and kept walking. Most of the locals were friendly.


5 out of 5
We had bought faster to fun which helped with disembarkation too. We were some of the first ones off the boat. We carried our luggage off which also made things go faster.

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