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Carnival Elation Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 27, 2018

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U148

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Halloween sailing with a group, had an amazing experience! Staff was exceptional and I hope they enjoyed our group as much as we enjoyed them!


4 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth! We had FTTF and it helped, but even the general embarkation line was moving much quicker than it did at PortMiami. No rudeness from the staff.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
MDR experience was fantastic! We sat at a table of 8 and made 6 new friends almost immediately! Our wait staff was exceptional! After day 2, our entire table's drinks were already at our seats ice cold and waiting for us! Food choices were ok, same menu repeated 1st and last night in MDR, but taste was excellent! My wife and I partook in the Chef's Table experience and had one of the best dining experiences in our lives! Food, presentation and description of the dishes from Chef were top notch! I highly recommend Chef's Table, even if you aren't an adventurous eater, I'm not, but if you have an open mind, you'll have a great time!

Duke's Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Had the opportunity to be highly entertained by the talented Davey Wild! He sang, played piano and guitar! He also provided a fantastic pro food tip on where to get a great local meal! If you sail with Davey, please see him, you won't be disappointed!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was great for my wife and I! Yudah, our Steward, was phenomenal! My wife sprained her ankle early in the cruise, and Yudah would always have ice in a ziploc bag in the ice can ready for her when we would get back to the room. We never asked him to do this and only asked for a bag of ice once, he chose to go the extra mile from the kindness of his heart! Room was always clean and comfy!

Ship tip

We sailed during Halloween and had an amazing time! The ship was fully decorated for the occasion and the staff ensured the guests had a fantastic cruise!

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
HMC is a beautiful place to visit!! There are some ports you visit and once is enough; however, that is NOT the case with HMC. I don't think I'll ever get tired of lounging on a chair right next to the crystal clear waters, being able to get up and snorkel or just float with a beverage!

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Jacksonville, Florida

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Disembarking was just as seamless as embarking was! Great job by the staff at the Port of Jacksonville!!
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