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553 Carnival Jacksonville Cruise Reviews

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136
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85
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jadeseymour
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First and foremost, let me tell you how AMAZING the crew on the Carnival Ship was. They were soo unbelievably nice. They did everything they could to make sure you had what you needed, and that you were happy. I've never met so many nice ... Read more
jhoecannon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a great time... the staff was all very friendly... and, the food was great! Our dinner staff headed by Danilo and his team was super. And our breakfast every day at Imagination was excellent and one of the best breakfast we ever ... Read more
navaircva66
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I picked the cruise as I had not sailed on the Elation. Although it is one of the older ships in the Carnival Fleet, that is nothing diffrent about it. It has not had it's ugrade as yet, bit will soon I hear.It does show some wear, but ... Read more
RozElation0502
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Leaving from Jacksonville was smooth-parked at the Parking Mall across the highway. Cheaper than the other parking area. Embarkation was a little slow but moving. The ship was obviously decorated in the 90's, feels outdated a bit but I am ... Read more
rburkart
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was the first sailing of the Elation out of Jacksonville and in spite of an earlier delay, the ship set sail around 7 PM. The Elation is an older ship in the Carnival line, and from appearances, is just about past its prime. I have ... Read more

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nursehartley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
LOCATION OF THE PORT:We chose the cruise because of the cost and location of port. We live only an hour away from Jacksonville, Florida. This was only our second cruise, our last was with Carnival more than 16 years ago and it was seven ... Read more
Mctiff24
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I went on the Elation because it was out of Jacksonville and not far from home plus we used our RCI certificate on it. I have been on one other cruise 10 years ago on the Valor. The Valor feels like a Marriott while the elation seems more ... Read more
FITFABULOUSFORTY8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My partner & I cruised on the Elation from Jacksonville, FL on 4/23-28 and I must say I had an AMAZING time! I read 100's of reviews before we left as this was to be my very 1st cruise and I'm grateful that I'm the type of person that ... Read more
iamqueenbecca@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our first time because it was cheap and only 4 nights. Embarkation was smooth and our room was ready right away so we didn't have to carry our bag around for too long. The good thing about being on Riviera deck was ... Read more
elklemi
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
339 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My first cruise out of Jacksonville and they were very organized and embarkation was very easy and fast. The Fascination was strange after being used to the other ships, life boats blocked the view of the water from many places. ... Read more

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BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have cruised about 25 times, about half on Carnival and half Holland America. The Fascination is a nice size, and it's easy to navigate. I stayed in an inside cabin, which was clean and comfortable and had plenty of storage. It was ... Read more
javaonline
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Carnival Fascination 5-day Nassau/Freeport March 26 Granted this was only my 2nd cruise...(first was on Princess a year ago). We loved the Princess cruise so much that we wanted to bring our kids along. I specifically chose Princess ... Read more
jer79
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my 6th carnival cruise. This was my first small ship. The Good: Crew was awesome. Our room attended was the best. He took care of us, I felt like I was at home. Everyone had smiles and greeted you at every corner. Very ... Read more
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annabee
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Went on the Fascination March 21 - 26, 2016. Of course it was Spring Break and tons of kids on board. The kids were the only group who were in the both hot tubs during the entire cruise (not on the Serenity Deck of course). The only ... Read more
Surfing4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I chose Carnival Fascination leaving from Jacksonville going to the Bahamas. A Little about us: We were Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we are in our mid 30's, I work in the Entertainment Industry and have experience ... Read more

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jerryt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I’ve cruised several times before, but this was my first time on the Fascination. Also my first time on Carnival (previously sailed with NCL and Royal Caribbean.) Work has had me in Jacksonville for a few years now, so I thought I ... Read more
skylane182
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Just off the Carnival Fascination for a quick Bahamas cruise. The weather was fabulous this time of year and the service on board was excellent. The only downside for cruising this time of year was that it overlapped with spring break, ... Read more
Cruiser 000
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We've been on more than 15 cruises, but hadn't been on Carnival in about 20 years. If you have been to Nassau once, that is probably enough to last you a lifetime. It is a dirty city where you have to navigate your way through all of ... Read more
BuckeyeJewel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We flew into Jacksonville the morning of day of departure. We caught a cab and headed to the port. Getting onto the ship went very smoothly. Everyone was courteous and all went well. It was just before noon when we got aboard and, as ... Read more
Terab85
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
418 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Traveling was myself, husband, both our grown daughters (21 & 23), and soon-to-be-son-in-law (26). Drove down from north of Atlanta and stayed at the Marriott Springhill Suites at the airport the night before we cruised. Had two rooms ... Read more

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Terab85
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
418 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Traveling was myself, husband, both our grown daughters (21 & 23), and soon-to-be-son-in-law (26). Drove down from north of Atlanta and stayed at the Marriott Springhill Suites at the airport the night before we cruised. Had two rooms ... Read more
bsg5698
Member Since 2007
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
A group of 12 55+ friends just returned from the Fascination. I'm not sure what past negative reviews are talking about in regards to food and activities. We did the my time diNing most nights with minimal waiting time. The food was very ... Read more
shehackva
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Maybe we are spoiled with Disney cruises--the good food, CLEAN ship, great entertainment. A group of us adults (ranging in age from 40's-70's)took this cruise as a test drive for some of our family members who haven't cruised. If you are ... Read more
Viva_la_Vida
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
345 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise got five stars because you can't beat the value. We experienced exceptional service, a fun atmosphere, and delightful time on the beach, all for an affordable price. You can read countless detailed reviews about the Fascination ... Read more
sarge1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I are both VIFP's (platinum) and I am a stock holder. In the past we have always enjoyed our cruises with Carnival, sailing on nearly all their ships. We live about 15 miles from the port in Jacksonville and cruised many ... Read more

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