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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 06, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E73

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

For our first cruise, it was a great experience and we had fun.


3 out of 5
The people were very rude and not helpful at all. But, once we got on the ship the cruise staff was awesome.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The buffet was real good. We were given the Inspiration as our specialty restaurant and they refused to accommodate our large crowd. So, we went to the imagination restaurant and they were very helpful and accommodating to us every single time. The staff and everyone was very friendly and helpful.


2 out of 5

The pizza crust was way too thin, and over cooked. It always tasted burnt, and that is the only flavor you could taste. This place needs a lot of work.

Imagination Dining Room

5 out of 5

We loved the Imagination. Very friendly and so helpful for our large group.


5 out of 5

The bars were awesome. The staff was excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We did the pool, the hairy chest contest, etc....we had a lot of fun.


5 out of 5
The stage shows were awesome, we really enjoyed ourselves and had lots of fun. Chris was tons of fun!!!!

Mikado Main Lounge

5 out of 5

We had so much fun in this venue.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
We were in cabin E73, our room steward (don't remember her name), but she was awesome, helpful, sweet, kind, always smiling, always asking us if we were having fun and needing anything. The bartenders were awesome, even making us drinks that were not on the menu. The only ones that we felt was kinda rude was the staff at the service desk. We know that they deal with rude people the most, but they seemed to be short with everyone.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We were very impressed with the upkeep on the whole ship. Especially the pool area. They did an awesome job.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our cabin. Always clean and well maintained. In fact I think I left my brown sandals under our bed....LOL. The only complaint that I would have, is the banging noise that we would hear late at night and early in the morning.

Ship tip

Take advantage of everything that the your cruise as to offer. Don't just stay in your cabin and wait for the fun to come to you.

Ports of call

Jacksonville, Florida

4 out of 5
We got on at this port, so really didn't do anything

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Beautiful Island. We had fun on this island. The flys were a pain. Getting to the island was good, but getting on those boats to get back to the ship needs some work. The amount of time we had to wait to get off the small boat to get back on the ship was ridiculous.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
I didn't have an excursion, but my husband did. He said the amount of time it took to get to his excursion took up just about all the time and not enough time to actually do the excursion. It was not worth the money. I got lost from my group when we went out shopping, and had people grabbing at me, and then I had two Officers watch me and follow me, so I immediately went back to the ship, and didn't get the souvenirs I wanted to get for my friends and family. I was scared and just wanted to be safe.


3 out of 5
Again, the ship staff was awesome, but once we got off the ship, the people were rude

Traveler Photos

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