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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: U299

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Between the horrible rocking, sea sickness, loud mechanical noises AND 2 missed ports, this cruise was so much of a bad experience that I am considering shying away from further cruises.


5 out of 5
We arrived before our designated time and we were able to get straight on without any setbacks.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Not a fan of the main dining room. Seemed very slow paced. Sat with another family on formal night. They were offered desert but not us.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We managed to participate in the Hasboro Game Show. Dr Seuss Parade, Storytime and Breakfast, as well as 2 games of Bingo and the child Scavenger Hunt.


Never made it to any if the shows

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
She enjoyed her time with Dr Seuss. Did not participate in the child club.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our steward was great but another member in our party had a situation with her steward. End result was to complain at customer service.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I was able to navigate this ship very well. Can only give 3 stars because my floor smelled like sewage the entire trip.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
If you plan on sailing with more than 2 adults, recommend additional rooms. We managed but it was a tight fit. Room is only good for a couple or couple and child. Got what we paid for.

Ship tip

Don't do it. Wait until it has been recorded that this boat has had time to get maintenaned or else you may be wasting money. Or if you're going to sail maybe just try a different ship.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
No excursion. Soley boarded boat.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic Did not visit port

The boat had maintenance issues and could not make it to port.

Grand Turk Island Did not visit port

Carnival is denying that it did not port because it needed maintenance. Carnival blamed this 2nd missed port on wind, yet another ship came right behind us and docked. The boat was making disturbing noises the night before this port.


3 out of 5
Longer than anticipated but no control over Customs.
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