Our 1st cruise was everything that I had intended it would be! We had such a great time sitting at the bar making new friends and making new memories! We love how artfully detailed the ship was! So beautiful and relaxing! I would definitely recommend anyone who has never taken a cruise do so nos
I wouldn't recommend this cruise line to no one. I was not impressed. More or less disappointed that this was my first cruise. I expected to have the time of my life, but all I did was sleep and eat. That's pretty much all they had available for you to do at all times.
Although main dining service and food quality was great, the menu options were not what was expected. Buffet was very disappointing with not much variety and choices were substandard. Buffet food temperature could've been better. Our cabin was great and all ship personnel were very attentive.
Enjoyed the cruise but a bit more sleazy feel than elegant feel to the experience. Entertainment was a bit redundant, would have liked more variety in the entertainment options. Also, this ship did not have quiet places where one could go to read and relax -- the library was used a waiting area for dining room and/or booked with private parties.
The cruise with Carnival was awesone and everything was excellent with staff, friendliness, cleanliness. The food was delicious. The director of Elation was awesome. The director Kevin done an amazing job, thank you
This was my third cruise. I have cruised on Holland America, Princess and now Carnival. This Carnival was the worst cruise and if it had been my first, it would have been my last. I feel bad to say that because of the staff on the Elation. The staff on the Elation was the one excellent experience of this cruise! I am hopeful that this information will encourage Carnival to clean (top to bottom) the Elation, repair elevators and other items and to dock this ship until finished and inspected by an independent organization.
Overall for the money still a good value. Buffet food is decent, always plenty of chairs on the decks to relax, and the Adult Only Serenity deck was awesome--super quiet and relaxing. We lucked out and had great weather in Freeport and Nassau and definitely enjoyed our beach day excursions that we had booked outside of the ship. Skip the dining room. Also, the people that were on this cruise generally seemed to lack polite behavior... people were extremely loud in the halls in the evening (after 11PM) and I found some people just to be generally rude to the staff, especially during the disembarkation process. I would likely not book another cruise out of JAX, but go to another port instead.
It was wondeful and fantastic first experience. Kids & adults had wonderful experience.
The Majic show by Manoj was very engaging.
It would be nice,if we can make the sides of the ship,little kids safe.
Disappointed that the Elation did not have more to offer the passengers. Did enjoy the program to celebrate the Veterans on Veteran's Day. But usually promote Carnival and now not so sure, it just didn't measure up to all the others I have been on.
We loved this cruise! We love sea days, so having one in the beginning and end works perfectly for us. We like the smaller ships so we don't have to fight long lines, etc. - and we don't have to walk a day and a half to get from one end of the ship to the other! :-) Guy's Burgers and the Cantina was a really nice addition, and we definitely enjoyed them! Looking to book our next one!
I had a wonderful cruise. It was my second time taking this exact same cruise 2 years in a row. Love how thrifty it is, and I loved the renovations. I also love the cruise director Kevin. I will likely go again next year again!
I had a blast on my first cruise. The only three thing I believe need to be improved upon. The ventilation in the casino for those of us who do not smoke, the food options for vegans, and music selections during guess the song 70s, 80s, 90s.
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