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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 23, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: R196

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We took our kids on the Caribbean cruise for Christmas we had a great experience and so much family time. There was so much to do we weren’t able to do it all. We loved our trip and would highly recommend this trip.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was so smooth. There was no wait at all. We were on the ship within 1/2 hour of getting out of the car.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We are in the main dining room every night. Jowie was an excellent waiter. He knew all of our names and talked to us every night. He gave recommendations and always got our orders correct. We had excellent service. Teresa and Janet assisted Jowie and were wonderful as well. They even recognized us and talked to us in other places on the ship.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
We really enjoyed the shows, piano bar, trivia, dance parties, comedy club, and night clubs.

Children's Programs

We had our adult kids and teenage sons. They never went to the teen rooms. They were having too much fun with the other activities available.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ikomman was a wonderful room steward. He kept our rooms clean and ready at all times.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean and easy to navigate and find you way around. Every area was clearly marked.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom was larger than I thought it would be. There were USB ports for charging along with regular outlets. The bed was very comfortable and the cabin had tons of storage and was very clean.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Port Canaveral is very nice. The set up for embarkation runs so smoothly.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We loved Puerta Plata. We went to an exclusive resort with a tour of the city on the way. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Grand Turk was wonderful. We did a snorkeling excursion where we went to the wall and a coral reef. Our tour guides were so friendly and helpful. They made sure we had the best experience.


5 out of 5
There was a hold up in customs that made disembarkation a little longer than normal, but we were kept notified of what was going on the entire time. We used the luggage porter and he got us right through customs and took our luggage to the car.
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