Fun times

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Verified Review
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 19, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: U10

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I’ve taken this cruise twice now. Both times I’ve really enjoyed them. I will say that Grand Turks doesn’t offer a lot of different activities. So just enjoy the beach time there. The water and sands are awesome.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food is pretty decent. There were some things in each area where food was served that could be different. Mostly making the desserts more flavorful is needed. The desserts are so blah.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Not enough adult FUN activities to do. Can get quite boring and hot just sitting there out in the sun tanning.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The star cast main shows were horrible. All the other entertainers throughout the ship’s area were awesome but the singers on the main stage were so ear piercing at times.

Children's Programs

Didn’t have children with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved our room steward Vasy. She was the best. Our waiters in the main dining area were just so-so. I’ve had waiters that were way better and went above and beyond every night to entertain and really get to know us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
After you get use to the layout, it’s easy to maneuver around to where you want to go

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I’ve NEVER, other than our Alaska Trip in which we had a balcony room, had such a large room. Lots of room to move around

Ship tip

Make sure you do all your paperwork online and get there around the time frame you say, that way you can just walk right up and getthrough with zero problems. It was so easy to get through.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
This was an AWESOME excursion!!!! I can’t believe how great it was and so informative for such a great price. We really felt like we got to know the island well with this tour and our guide was the BEST. I wish I could remember names because he was just great. If you want to get to know about Amber Cove, take this tour!!!!!

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
I took this same cruise in May with my daughter. Oddly enough I took it again this time with my husband and friends. We took this exact same excursion this time also. The lady who took us on our tour in May was sooooo much a better tour guide than this guy. You could barely understand him and just wasn’t as personable. I will say though, he took us on way more different areas than she did in May. Waaaaay more.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It’s really nice that they really enforce that if your level hasn’t been called, then you need to wait. By doing this, it helps with it being less crowded. Really helps!

Traveler Photos

Vasy’s artistic abilities Dancing in the D R My husband snorkeling
Was this review helpful? 6

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing