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668 Carnival Jacksonville Cruise Reviews
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nannysweet01
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Our budget, and when we got on the elation, WOW, we had a grand time. The cruise director Kevin , was the best, our Waiter Christian, he was super. He knew what we wanted to eat, before we knew. food was fabulous, Oyr cabin was roomy, ... Read more
rsbansley
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We decided to do a last minute vacation for my son's spring break. Carnival had a good price and the port was only a couple hours drive. Getting on the ship was easy and the staff was friendly. The cabin was a decent size and the bed ... Read more
PegasusGM
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
449 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I wanted to sail out of Jacksonville as I had not done so before and was lookig for a cruise to take my daughter in law for a quick cruise. I have cruised Carnival three other times and have done 42 cruises. Embarkation was delatedfor ... Read more
Jhamm77
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I paid for the faster to the fun which was helpful in getting us on the ship quickly. The safety brief took over an hour 1/2 to complete and was not very helpful, just a lot of waiting around. We made the mistake of going during spring ... Read more
Vidimom
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
1,590 forum post
5 helpful votes
This cruise was taken so that my daughter could get a vacation during her spring break from teaching and take my granddaughter on her 1st cruise. It started out with a letter and a phone call message letting us know that boarding would ... Read more
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pmacbuttons
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose Carnival for a family cruise because of the location and timing over spring break. It was our 8 year old grandson's first ever cruise and we had 6 cabins full of family. It was our 5th Carnival cruise out of 22 overall. The ... Read more
mzjan
Member Since 2007
1 review
86 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Traveled with another couple, not sure of their cabin number. Embarkation was a breeze!! Even though it is a small ship, we love sailing on the Elation...this was our 3 sailing on Elation! Great cabin steward Puspa! Great MDR staff in ... Read more
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dolaher
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a last minute Spring Break cruise - brought 7 college kids with two of us Moms (yes, we are brave). There was a nice mix of passengers, but mainly college spring break age (between 18-23). That said, it was still a very ... Read more
mbrain
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I are very experienced cruisers. This cruise was our 5th to the Bahamas, but we had never cruised out of Jacksonville before so we thought we'd give Elation (only ship out of Jacksonville) a try. Actually, Jacksonville is a ... Read more
pageg17
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Me and my boyfriend (at the time) wanted to take a vacation that didn't cost us a fortune and would allow us to travel somewhere we had never been before. Of course our first thought was CRUISE! We looked into several different cruise ... Read more
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mclouden
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
In September 2016, we did this very same cruise and enjoyed it greatly and thought we would try it again because we wanted to enjoy some warm weather at the end of winter. Having booked this , we asked for the very same cabin we had before ... Read more
angelasheffler
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Ship is old and in my opinion should be retired... Cabin was outdated, tiles in shower are falling off the walls and very poor air conditioning. TV might as well have been an old 1970 floor model with very few channels. Reported A/C ... Read more
ajtraveler66
Member Since 2009
1 review
207 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were looking for a 4-5 day cruise in mid February, and a friend of ours recommended this for us. My only complaint is that there are few (if any) cabins that have balconies. Other than that, everything was great! The ship is smaller ... Read more
hsantucci
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The staff aboard the Elation could not have been nicer and each worked very hard for all guest. We stayed in a grand suite and the room was ample in size and comfort. No FOX news and not much on TV all together but the fun is outside the ... Read more
djraines
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose Carnival because I have used them in the past but this trip was not worth the money. The hallway that our cabin was on smelled of smoke and something else (not sure what). We got a cabin with a view but the windows were so dirty ... Read more
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canes20
Member Since 2009
1 review
78 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We lost about an hour of lido time due to unloading and loading of supplies on this trip but still embarkation went smoothly. Very nice weather the entire cruise. Juudy was fantastic in taking care of our stateroom. We requested ice and ... Read more
BryanElGuapo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our head waiter was fantastic. Roy knew our names, preferences, was super attentive. Great guy who always had a smile. Whenever he saw us around the ship he always greeted us by name. We had anytime dining and always waited so we could ... Read more
Oldrip
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Good timing, (41st anniversary on Valentine's Day) GREAT value!! We wanted at 7-8 days, but did not want to travel to lower Florida. Got smart and took a B2B out of Jacksonville. A wonderful experience!! Did not even have to leave ... Read more
drlsllc
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
First of all, I will say that I probably went on this cruise with too high of expectations. My fiance and I decided a while back to to book this short get a way. Our birthdays are on the 1st and 2nd of February. We thought it might be fun ... Read more
missj2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise because I wanted to go to the Bahamas and it was pretty cheap. This was my first cruise so I have nothing to compare it to. I feel like the service from the Carnival Elation crew was great. Freeport blows but I enjoyed ... Read more
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ncfuncpl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
164 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
It's a great value for the price. We'd been to all of the ports several times. We were already in Florida, so it worked for us. The ship shows it's age and is scheduled to be updated. Some renovations were going on while we were on ... Read more
bravesfan114
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I took this cruise for our 20th anniversary. We sailed out of Jacksonville for a 4 day cruise. Initial first impressions of the ship were that it is older. The decor inside is a bit gaudy with all the brass and loud ... Read more
ott
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it left from Jacksonville, FL and went to Key West, FL and Nassau Bahamas, two places we had never been. Our travel agent warned us that it was an old ship. The ship did show its age, but everything was clean ... Read more
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RNLovetocruise
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our 19th cruise, 17th on Carnival. We had been on the Elation 2 previous times, so we were familiar with the ship. The only disadvantage on taking one of the Fantasy class ships is the lack of balcony cabins. Other than that, ... Read more
Vincegfan2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
10 helpful votes
After reading all the negative reviews of the Elation I didn't know what to expect. I was greatly surprised. The ship was clean, The Grand Suite was awesome ( a few signs of aging) The Service EVERYWHERE on the ship was excellent. The ... Read more
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