Beautiful weather, nice ship!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great weather. Nice ship with some upgrades since our last time on her. Since we've cruised her twice, would probably choose another ship. Loved Half moon cay. Would go there again but happy to skip Nassau.


5 out of 5
Smooth and easy. Faster to the Fun!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
MDR were good except for breakfast. Very hard to get an over medium egg but once we did, the steak and eggs and eggs Benedict were amazing! Gluten free pancakes were awful but had lots of other options for Celiac folks.


5 out of 5

Loved the Atrium bar. Reynold took great care of us! How do they remember everyone's names and drinks?? Dewa took great care of hubby in Red rum frog bar too! Loved the Zaya rum!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the pool. Liked that it was near the bars. Shame there's only one pool. Could not get near Serenity deck.

Photo Gallery

1 out of 5

Once we found pictures, they were covered in smeared fingerprints. Color and quality were not the greatest compared to past years. Lighting bad and very pale and washed out looking. Did not purchase.


5 out of 5
Comedy shows, both Male and female were awesome. Cam did a great job with the Newlywed Game too!

Children's Programs

No children present with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Sam took great care of us! Room always stocked and clean. Beautiful! Brought us robes upon request too!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
2nd time on this ship. Not crazy about ship layout. Not enough flow with deck plans. Lots of going down to go across and go up. Plan very chopped up. All bathrooms used were constantly clean! But lots of fans on floors running to dry carpets.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small for a balcony cabin. Pretty much the same size as our neighbors interior room. No couch or table like we're used to with a balcony room. Very clean and lots of cabinet space. Small bathroom with no countertop around sink.

Ship tip

Do it. Nice ship. Stay midship if motion bothers you.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursion. Easy to find. Easy on and off ship. Lots of construction in area.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
It's o.k. Lots of boards up with construction. Found a taxi driver to give us tour of island.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Bought a cabana! Loved it. Both days could have been spent here and skip Nassau! Wish the Cheers program worked here but no. Beautiful water. Plenty of chairs and relaxation!


4 out of 5
Hoping to have been off ship sooner but it still went smoothly.

Traveler Photos

Leaving port Small balcony View from Cabana #11 Roasted pineapple
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