Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail date: February 02, 2019
Ship: Carnival Elation
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Review summaryOK but nothing special, kind of like an airline flight nowadays: it gets you where you want to go but rather blandly. A noisier, cruder clientele than we've experienced on other cruises (I guess it starts from the top: even the Cruise Director was foul-mouthed). Some guests acted like a late-night bar crowd at all hours throughout the ship. Some guests were obscenely attired, which would be more acceptable if they remained in the pool area where we could avoid them, but certainly not in the Lido restaurant or walking the decks. I was involuntarily exposed to some disgusting sights that I should not have to see since I intentionally avoided the pool area. I am glad we did not travel with young children! The staff did not nothing to enforce noise or attire rules. Itinerary and ports visited were fine, and helped counterbalance the above negatives so that the overall value and rating was 'average' for this cruise. We wouldn't take it again, but it may be fine for others who can better tolerate the crude environment.
Food and Dining
Mark Twain Library
Much too small for the size of the ship and relative to other ships we have cruised, but it probably reflects the preferences of the clientele (more inclined to party loudly than to read quietly). To compound matters, the library was closed off several days to accommodate premium dining events.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of call
Jacksonville, Florida Did not visit port