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3,854 Carnival Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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jjennings1990
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have never been out of the country and me and my sister had talked about experiencing a cruise for years now . From excitable teenagers dreaming of getting away to becoming wonder-seeking adults we now hd the funds too and thanks to a ... Read more
bcoris
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this as a "wonder what it is like now" cruise because the Bahamas was our first ever cruise many years ago - i.e.40. Chose Carnival because it went to both Freeport and Nassau and was relatively inexpensive. This was first ... Read more
Nursejohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First time on Carnival and probably the last. Previous cruises on Holland America and NCL but decided on Carnival due to friends opinions and availability of 5 nights to Bahamas. Part of the disappointment was not fault of Carnival; ... Read more
pilotmanchee
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Carnival is hard to beat when it comes to cost. Cruising on Disney, Royal Caribbean and Carnival in the past I though I knew what to expect when it came to this short getaway. Don't get me wrong we had a good time but I fear to keep cost ... Read more
Santosh_M
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I was planning to celebrate my wife's birthday at cruise, and it was beyond expectation. Its life long memories for us. Really happy with Carnival staff service, especially housekeeping and dining. Food - Food was awesome, I ... Read more
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dprice1834
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Charleston is a great port to sail from. It was easy to get into and parking was fairly easy. The embarkation process was mostly painless. The entire process took about 45 minutes. The ship is one of the oldest in the fleet but I knew this ... Read more
lilprincessmarg
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We originally booked on the valor and they changed the ship on us and put on on the LIberty They separated my family by putting them on deck 1 and us on deck 6. After numerous calls they did the right thing and upgraded them to a ... Read more
wisnir
Member Since 2015
7 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is my second Carnival Ecstasy five day cruise out of Charleston SC. It is an easy drive from NC. EMBARKMENT: parking is somewhat unusual, as they don't open it up until 11 am and then you snake through to the check in canopy, then ... Read more
jaynorris
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for. I loved leaving from Charleston, S. C. It was so convenient for us and apparently a lot of other people. The food was ok, not great, not bad. We all thought it was sort of Applebee's quality. ... Read more
Fishtales6
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
407 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Timing with track out school break made this our only option for cruising. Stayed at our usual hotel for the cruise package, but cannot honestly recommend them due to a poorly thought out policy of placing a hold of 25% of your hotel bill ... Read more
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Cork-dork
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
65 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My family (DW, DD, father, and stepmother) booked adjoining interior cabins on the Sensation for a 5 night cruise to Half Moon Cay, Freeport, and Nassau. DD is a first-time cruiser (she's 4. We'll forgive her), while DW and I have been on ... Read more
KMTankersley
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had 19 people in our group. All but 1 stateroom was on Deck 1. There was a horrible sewage odor in the hallway and 2 of the staterooms had air-conditioning issues. Both requested fans and only one of the two received a fan. ... Read more
allygiff
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The overall cruise was nice - but the poor quality of the food overshadowed the entire time. Grossly overcooked meat and fish, about the driest chicken I've ever tasted and bland unimaginative sides. Apple pie that was more like jello ... Read more
gurupat
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
I wanted to take some time and let you know how our cruise on the ELATION went. I don’t like to start with this BUT it needs to be addressed. Our first afternoon on board we went to the LIDO deck to get a bite to eat. We got ... Read more
dlina1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Beware!!!! Don't waste your money and time, you would spend more money on medications after your trip!!! I would never recommend anyone to travel on Carnival Elation Cruise Line!!! Don't spend your money on such a disappointing vacation. ... Read more
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vette1cruiser
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We choose the Carnival Ecstasy because it was only a 4 hour drive from our home, as opposed to going to Florida to catch a ship. We understood prior to signing up for this cruise that the Carnival Ecstasy was an old ship in need of being ... Read more
jimm942
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I'll try to keep this short and hit on the highlights. We are a couple and traveled with about 6 other couples from the Carolinas. We drove to Charleston and stayed the night before downtown. Took Uber to the port in the morning around ... Read more
Jenn1133
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 21st cruise with Carnival. We'd cruised out Jacksonville in years past several times on the Fascination. We decided to give the Elation a go as it had recently moved to Jacksonville. Embarkation went fine, was quick enough ... Read more
NicoleW
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I am really unsure why there are so many bad reviews of this cruise. Before going on the cruise, I was very worried that it was going to be like all these reviews state, but it wasn't! PROS: -Dinner every night was absolutely ... Read more
dffitt
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Embarkation went ok, they need better organization because and more room at the counters to assist travelers. Muster was very inefficient and a waste of time. It took almost an hour for them to show us how to put on a life jacket. The ... Read more
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Staci0615
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
168 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Good- Not much, got to spend time with family. Able to switch our group of 9 from Anytime Dining to a set table at the early seating on the second night( Spend a whole day wondering if they could accommodate) The Bad- We got a ... Read more
rcclover1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Perfect vacation for our family with teens. Kids had fun socializing and doing organized activities as well as just hanging out playing soccer or eating late night pizza. The kids made lots of friends as there are plenty of kids on this ... Read more
Fin4Fun
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to its price and timing for our family. We were also interested in visiting the Bahamas. We found leaving out of Charleston, SC was much more affordable at this time of year than Florida. We did not have too ... Read more
ginbuck
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
204 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We took this cruise because we could drive to the port and because it fit perfectly with my grandchildren's vacations. We appreciate the kid's program on Carnival, and it included New Year's Eve. We are very seasoned cruisers with ... Read more
msalkeld
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I think I have been really spoiled by Royal Caribbean. Pros: Cheap, good for a first cruise. Ports were good. Party boat. Free Room service for a bunch of foods and pretty cheap for other things. Cruise Pictures were good. Gym was ... Read more
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