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Carnival Elation Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 23, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E71

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very good vacation 👍. This ship would be perfect for a first time cruiser. The staff is well trained and the food is really good.


5 out of 5
The embarkation process was very organized and quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was really good all around the ship.

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

Good food!!!


5 out of 5

How can this pizza be so great? Very tasty baked to perfection. The pepperoni pizza was my favorite.

Imagination Dining Room

5 out of 5

Food was very good as well as the service. One particular individual, Ravzan, was very professional and made sure our dinning experience was perfect.


5 out of 5

Great Cuban sandwich!!!

Dance Club

5 out of 5

Dance club was very good. DJ T-Willy did and excellent job.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Jen did a good job keeping us entertained.

The Fun Shops

5 out of 5

Good prices and great selection.


1 out of 5

This ship was built before they came out the the idea for a Serenity Deck. Is not made for it. No clam chairs, no pool. Only two small jacuzzis that are always overcrowded.


2 out of 5

Only one pool onboard. Was not able to use as it was too crowded.

Elation Atrium

5 out of 5

Very entertaining and great atmosphere.

Casablanca Casino

5 out of 5

The casino was not as smokey as in other ships.


5 out of 5

Mikado Main Lounge

4 out of 5

Shows were very entertaining

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Old ship well kept. Obviously can't compete with most other ships out there when it comes to amenities.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was Sigui and he made sure our cabin was kept clean. Very efficient and professional.

Ship tip

Great for a first time cruise!

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. Super friendly and helpful people. Food was great and the Brugal was 😚 delicioso! Must come back to this port soon. The pool area inside the port is impressive.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Beautiful beach... That's about it for this port. Only one person was friendly towards us and he was Mexican. We were told that while in port, all the beach chairs and clam chairs are totally free, but the allow locals to put their own chairs in between the free one to scam money out of tourists. Not cool.

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5


5 out of 5
Quick and organized!
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