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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 08, 2022

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U60

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

We just wanted to get back into cruising. Nice ship, a short enjoyable trip with nice ports of call. We knew these ports would be warm this time of year. Plenty of sun, and we met some new friends. Good food and plenty of it. When I cruise on carnival, I always look to see if Guy's burgers are an option. Because of Covid, it wasn't a great cruise but it was very good. Carnival is the fun ships, and we did have fun.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and quick embarkation. On the ship before noon

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All dining rooms were clean with easy access. No waiting.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Activities were limited because of cover. Pool and hot tubs were open. Side was nice but closed when windy. The ship was very nice and we were happy to cruise.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Entertainment was good, some shows were excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was great, but there was a change in room stewards. The only check you room once a day now. You must choose morning or evening cleaning.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean, and the ship was elegant. Well designed, teek deck, which the new ships don't have. Nice lounges, glass elevators, and a smaller ship which I like.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice roomy closets, few drawers comfy bed, and 40 inch TV. Shelves and a safe, a hair dryer, also a refrigerator. Good size shower, but little shelves in the bathroom .

Ship tip

Enjoy the decor of the ship. I enjoy the detail of the ship. I enjoy older well kept smaller ships.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursions at the port, but on our return there was a rocket lift off which we stayed to see. We enjoyed the lift off and the return of part of the rocket. (first stage)

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
No excursion here. We did some local shopping and enjoyed the free pool and water slides there. It is a nice area.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
No excursion here. Did some shopping here, saw the NASA displays and enjoyed the Beach. Snorkeled with the ship close by. There is a nice pool and food.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Disembarkation was quick and easy. Ahead of schedule.
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