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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 13, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Carnival Eleation needs more public bathrooms as well as more pools. Pool always crowded(only 1!)and public bathrooms had only 2 stalls. Food buffets were too fancy & should offer more casual foods. We loved the Guy's burgers! Our cabin was well kept & should be commended! This cruise line is more for adults, not children.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining is fancy...we were underdressed. Buffet was good but could've been more casual foods & desserts! Leave the special dishes, meats, & desserts in the fine dining space

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Marty from entertainment was the Best!! We only had 1 very small pool on deck for hundreds of people. Couldn't even move around!


2 out of 5

Only offered 1 pool area for everyone other than water slides for kids. Cruise was during a hot month.....and pool was packed elbow to elbow.


5 out of 5
Marty, entertainment leader was the Bomb! All the music/dancing shows and entertainers were Excellent 😎

Children's Programs

Didn't have children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All your staff were EXCELLENT & all deserve a day off and a raise!! Our steward for cabin U162, I KETUT did an excellent ob & should be commended for his hard work. All the crew members were continuously working & I was very impressed!! I'm in the environmental business in a hospital & would take him in a Heartbeat. THANK YOU SO MUCH🙂

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Common areas were always clean & well kept! Ship needs more public bathrooms and elevator service.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was kept very clean by steward!! Size is very small but we didn't stay indoors too much

Ship tip

Alot of swimming, drinking, partying. Is not suitabablele for the impaired or young children. Leave that to Disney. Nice air conditioning but HOT on the islands

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
No excursion except for ziplining in Amber Cove inside pool area. What a bargain!! $20 for unlimited zip lining!!!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Zip lining was great & pool area. No beach in safe zone

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Enjoyed that this island had an actual beach instead of just a pool


5 out of 5
Went very smooth & ahead of schedule
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