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Carnival Elation Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 30, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E100

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall it was good, the one we took a year ago on the Elation, was a lot better,but the cruise director Jen was Wonderful! I loved her! Wish our waiter Dani would have still been there, glad to hear he moved up tho. The ship did rock a lot too, it was kind of bad. But it was all good. Great weather! Made the best of it! Can't wait for our next cruise!


5 out of 5
Quick and Easy. We had FTTF tho . . .

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
It was mediocre for me. Wasn't bad but it wasn't Great, it was good. I do believe the dinning room food is better than the buffet, its just more time consuming. Guys burger is always good, Blue Iguana was good too.

Inspiration Dining Room

5 out of 5

The waiters made it Great! We worked them too lol they are awesome!!!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Wasn't really much going on this time. Everything is mainly happening in the late afternoon/evening. Need more for the mornings.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

1 out of 5

My husband got charged about $20 for a shot of Vodka (eww) and a budlight (barf) from the Piano bar which we Never have even gone into and we came up here 3 different times to tell them we never made that purchase, they were not nice about at all and made us wait for that bar to open up for the lady in there to be very short and Rude with us and send us back to guest services. Still had to go on the day of disembarking to have it removed, finally got it removed but with attitude.


4 out of 5
One of the comedians was not good, i dont want to be mean. Lol But Jim was great! We got a pic with him too! The music shows in the mikado were ok. The love and marriage show was hilarious!

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My monkey was in Circle C and Nicola was super nice and informative when we met her. But the group of kids this time were trouble, lol my kid didn't hang around too much. The kids gave the Circle C leader a hard time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room stewards and our dinning room waiters were Absolutely Awesome! Extremely sweet, cheerful and attentive. But others around the Ship not so much.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was good, beds were very comfortable, people complain about the size and it being small, but i thought it was a good size. Just need it to sleep, change and shower! I mean, why do people complain??? You trying to have a group Dinner, a dance party, yoga session??? Lol The Rooms are Good !

Ship tip

Its small and old, Has its own charm and would definitely go on it again. Don't be so harsh on lil old Elation. F.Y.I going to the Jekyll and Hyde club to pick up our liquor that we bought was a Nightmare. If you're not there 30 min before they open you won't be getting off the Ship before 8am lol

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Loved it! Great Shopping, Cheap Rum bottles, great pools, slides and zipline. Absolutely loved this place. Wasn't expecting it to be that great.

Grand Turk Island

2 out of 5
Didn't like, was disappointed, got back on ship after like an hour. Had flashbacks of Nassau, ppl trying to braid my hair, sell me chairs, take me to who knows where, will go back but with an excursion Booked. The beach had trash, a friend cut his foot on something in the water. Looks nice, clean and clear from afar but close and personal . . . Umm no. You might get high walking around too. Lol

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Didn't do nothing but the parking and port was all easy, secure and organized


5 out of 5
Again, FTTF, so quick and easy! We were on the road, driving up Hwy 95 north at 7:24am!
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