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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E146

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Had a great time. Was a New Years cruise. They really know how to celebrate New Years. Free champagne, noise makers, and a grand countdown. Happy New Year.


5 out of 5
No waiting got right on ship in time for a good lunch

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining rooms food was very good. The buffet was ok, could have been better, except for the desserts, especially at lunch cakes were outstanding.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Played Bingo. Sat by the pool. The serenity area could have been better.


5 out of 5
The entertainment variety was good. Liked the stage shows except for the Diva show. The piano sign alongside were great and the comedians very funny.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff on the ship were very friendly and helpful. Our room steward and dinning staff were excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Although it was an older ship it’s decor was nice, it had been refurbished. The staff kept it very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room and bath were bigger than I was used to, I guess be cuz it was an older ship. Plenty of storage space, bed very comfortable and the shower was large compared to other newer ships. Only issue was a smell in the bathroom, but our steward took care of it.

Ship tip

Just to relax and enjoy. Also eat breakfast and dinner in dining room.

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Did not do any excursions. Port was nice, a lot of shopping of course.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Did not do any excursions. Port was very nice with a pool and a beach area with chairs.


5 out of 5
Best disembarkation I have experienced, I’ve been on 18 cruises. Got up went to breakfast and as we finished our number was called to disembark. Great.

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Pool deck
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