Older ship but ok

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 19, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Not a bad cruise just an older ship. Food wasn’t great and entertainment was mediocre


4 out of 5
Embarkation was a breeze we purchased faster to the fun!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The food wasn’t good at all. Having just came off the liberty 3 months earlier I was expecting about the same quality. Food in the MDR was usually cold. We chose anytime dining and it took over an hour to receive our food. Disappointed because this particular ship did not offer the steakhouse they only had the chefs table which in my opinion is not worth. I didn’t think you could mess up a burger, but guys burger joint was not good. Had an after taste and was too damn greasy.


2 out of 5

Burnt over cooked pizza at night

Jekyl & Hyde Dance Club

3 out of 5

Dj played same music. Dance floor a little small

Dance Club

4 out of 5

Ok dj played same music

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Activities were boring. We had to participate as the ship wasn’t exciting enough. We were a party of 60 so thank goodness for that or we would have had a terrible time. Pools were overcrowded as they only had 1 pool. 2 hot tubs in the common area that usually was occupied by children and no adults. If you wanted to partake in the hot tub you needed to go to the serenity deck.


2 out of 5

2 hot tubs and need to have a pool

Water Works

3 out of 5

Actually not bad


1 out of 5

1 pool overcrowded

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Everyone was helpful FTTF is great


2 out of 5
DJ was mediocre and the cruise director Chris was dull. I think your cruise director creates the overall fun of the ship and Chris just didn’t have it

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward was great!! Staff serving burgers were rude and no personality

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship design is older but overall the staff did a great job at keeping the common areas cleaned

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Everything is good we had our twins pulled together and an upper Pullman

Ship tip

Older ship, don’t expect all the thrills you get from the newer ships

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port

We live in Orlando

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Not too many areas to do shopping. Super overpriced

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
We did an excursion even with the height of the deaths in DR. The excursion was action packed and well worth the $89 spent


4 out of 5
We had to sit in a holding area for about 30-45 minutes until they were ready for priority disembarkment afterwards very expedient
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