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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E62

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

To be completely honest, it was the worst vacation that we have ever had. From seasickness, the bland food, our Stewart, too Long to receive our food, wrong food orders, the show being the same as the year before, to the horrible experience trying to get off the ship. Literally beginning to end. We had a few issues from another Carnival ship last year. But overall it was a good experience. We spend too much money, to be so miserable for five days. You’re getting a 2.7 rating. But that’s mostly from the excursion. The ship gets a 1. We plan to take a cruise every year. However moving forward it will NOT be with Carnival


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Guys burgers only thing that was consistently good. All other buffets and main dining was consistently mediocre at best.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


3 out of 5
Due to the constant ship rocking, we were too sick to do all that one show. The one show that we were physically able to attend, was the exact same show that we saw on another carnival cruise the year before. This has no bearing on the entertainers themselves. They were good. But regardless of it being a different carnival, why would you do the same show from the year before?

Children's Programs

Did not bring children

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Got our order wrong on a few occasions. People eating around us, having the same issue. Read wasn’t ready, eventually would give us one piece at a time. A room Stewart was the worst. Never saw him. When I called him, he acted as though We were inconveniencing him. No smile, no contact. I requested a small fan, because the room would not stay consistently cool. Was not a problem last year. This year, he said fans are only for people with medical needs. Also mentioned that our refrigerator did not work.I guess we should be happy that he gave us a bucket of ice every day.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was fun. Unfortunately we spent 90% of our time on the ship in our room. My husband was sick, but I was much worse. Throwing up, and barely out of the bed. My husband went to the front desk on the last day, to mention our experience. We did not want anything in return. We merely just wanted them to know. But she did not show any compassion. It was just one excuse after another.

Ship tip

DON’T GO! The ship is small, and seems that they’re understaffed

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Would give it an excellent, but the drive to her destination was pretty rough. Especially trying to recover from the cruise and the sea sickness. Also they mentioned on more than one occasion about gratuity. Which We had no issue with giving gratuity, (and we did, plenty) but it was a bit overkill.


1 out of 5
Several hours late getting back to Port Canaveral. We understand the issues happen, but they took forever once we even got to port. Too many people don’t follow procedure. You have people trying to leave this ship who are not called upon. Making it unfair for the rest of us.There must be someway. A better way to enforce this.
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