First and WORST cruise EVER!!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

2.6 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: U11

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was mine and my families and friends first cruise....It was so disappointing. The pool was broken,the food was OK but not great. We missed both ports because of ship issues, and we only received $100 for losing out on that. When were finally let off in the Bahamas, we only had four hours to do anything. I have called Carnival to officially complain as well as my family and friends...and it pretty much was...oh well you got all you are going to get from us. The sea sickness was the high light though...I'm all about giving second chances to places, but at this point I would rather book a vacation at Chernobyl than ever go on Carnival again...might have a better time there!


5 out of 5
Had us leave our rooms at 830 am, to sit or stand around for over three hours ...kept saying it was due to going through customs

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Buffet was OK, sometimes bland..dining room was great, special restaurant s always closed early... Bars were always long wait times

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pool was broken for the first day and a half, the stand up shows were great. Art gallery was nice unless you "won " something then the catch was...oh well you have to buy three paintings in order to get your prize. Rock and diva show great!! Kids took over the hot tubs so abults were never in them


4 out of 5
DJ was good, only on maybe 2 or 3 times..musicians were great

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Friendly...very overworked since we missed both of our ports and had to stay on the ship

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Very confusing...had to go up decks to go down one in front because there was no other way to some areas

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We booked 2 double beds, when we got in, it was a king.. Had to hunt someone down to fix it..but other than that..very nice

Ship tip


Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5
We did not make this port due to technical issues

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

Technical issues with this ship...AGAIN

Grand Turk Island Did not visit port

Technical issues with the ship


5 out of 5
Awful...3 hours of waiting in lobbies, hallways..nothing open so we couldn't even get water to drink
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