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Carnival Elation Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 11, 2021

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: M257

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

60% full, seemed like we had the boat to ourselves. Typical carnival food fair. Had to be fully vaccinated, and she proof. Needed a COVID-19 test 2 days prior to sailing. No real problem to we were cruising again!!!!

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Arrived early, quick through the queue, and to the seats. Once boarding started, group C was called in about 20 minutes. Later found this cruise was about 60% full. This was the first cruise for the ship in 18 months. And for the crew.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Lido was cold on evening 4. No baked Alaska on last night

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Typical for carnival.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Mikado Main Lounge

4 out of 5

The one show we saw was good. Cast hit all their marks.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward did an excellent job. Very attentive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great for 18 months of not sailing.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Didn't have in room seating except for vanity stool. Other than that, room was good. Was in the aft, so did occasionally got the exhaust smell

Ship tip

Have fun

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Amber cove (carnival Pier) is nice. Did a 30 minute ride to excursion. The catamaran snorkel was a bust. Rough seas as this is the North side of the island. Not an excursion for kids or one with mobility issues

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Ok Pier is under construction

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Can't do a zero. Don't bother doing the self luggage. We got off the same time as luggage tag 10 was called.
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