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876 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews
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Jenn1133
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
4 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
NancyandTom
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Planned a family Christmas Cruise with 5 adults for a year. The ship was old, dirty, and just plain worn out. Carnival sails at capacity but I think this ship was overbooked. So crowded you could not relax. Drunk, disgusting, smelly people ... Read more
mastersonsherry
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because the date and port were the most convenient for us. My expectations were not high because the last Carnival Cruise we went on had gone way down with its quality of service. This was our 8th Carnival cruise. ... Read more
dougdowds
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We cruised to the bahamas and were thoroughly pleased with the staff,food,ship and the shows.Our steward Herald was the best steward I could have wanted. He knew everyone by name and took care of you to make your trip pleasant.We stayed on ... Read more
knowfere
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise because more than any other location I wanted to go to Half Moon Cay. This was my 3rd cruise and all have been with Carnival. Jacksonville is an 8 hour drive from where I live. I liked the idea of it taking a full night ... Read more
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Dennisgal
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first cruise, we are a couple in our mid 40's. We choose this cruise based on the date, departure port, and the cost. We had a great time! Our cabin and bathroom were plenty roomy. It was kept neat and clean by Eugene. The ... Read more
jason80inky
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was affordable and it fit my week of scheduled vacation. Almost everything was as I expected it to be based on my last cruise. This ship had the exact same lay out as the last cruise so it was very easy to ... Read more
sallyranisme
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise. We chose this cruise because my husband didn't want to fly. I had a good time but I would not choose a ship this small again. We are not drinkers and most of the activities centered around alcohol. The pool is ... Read more
gmanjesh
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This is our first cruise ever and a familly of 14 adults and 8 kids. We were pleasantly surprise. My parents visiting from India had apprehensions of a ship being dirty and wet but were completely awed by the ship and cleanliness ... Read more
Nollymer
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Boy we just get out of the ship yesterday and booked again! The ship is showing its age but they were doing maintenance all the time, that was great to see! We had a blast! I will sum up our experience: Faster to the Fun: Yes, spend ... Read more
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rskater59
Member Since 2007
1 review
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it was during school vacation week and the DW is a secretary in the school system. It fell within our budget. Embarkation was fine. Uber had an issue at the port and got a ticket, but we were fine. Ship: ... Read more
SnowbirdWannaB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
For our kids' first cruise with our boys aged 16 and 11, we chose Carnival's 5-night Bahamas cruise aboard the Elation. This was only the second cruise for myself and DH; our first was 7-nights aboard Celebrity Reflection. So, we've kind ... Read more
Kacot
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Just got back early this morning from our 5 night cruise on the Elation. Once again I was pleasantly surprised by our experience, especially after reading some of the other reviews on this forum. We took a taxi directly from the airport ... Read more
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tommiemaggggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We sailed with our extended family because of a wedding.The carnival people onboard were great,but the cruise its self was very rough.many passangers were sea sick.half moon cay was beautiful.the food on board was good.The bar service was ... Read more
Buckimion
Member Since 2015
1 review
99 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise due to trying to plan way in advance of another event while taking advantage of a reduced deposit sale. Of utmost importance to me as well was booking a HA cabin for my scooter which factored into my decision to book ... Read more
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Mawelch
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
81 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for a quick relaxing get away before the upcoming holidays. Sailed Fasination twice before out of Jax and this ship is not much different. First FTTF was a good investment for us. Embarcation was a breeze. Went right to ... Read more
civilservant
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
First cruise, will not be cruising again. Pros: - Bed was comfortable - Departure and Arrival times accurate - Half Moon Cay was beautiful - Drinks package well worth the cost if you can hold your alcohol and not get crazy ... Read more
Tennessee_Duo
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Sudana, our stateroom steward, was great! Our room was kept very clean, and he always greeted us with a smile and by our first and last names. We never had a chance to mess up the cabin because he was always right behind us cleaning and ... Read more
Megaburn
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Overall was a great cruise, lots of fun. Food and drinks overall were fantastic. Entertainment was great and kept us fully occupied, so much so we had difficulty at times deciding which event to attend. Only disappointment was the ... Read more
cruzelife16
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
we chose this cruise because of our anniversary. It was a first cruise for us. The ship was nice and clean. The crew was the best. The dining was nice. we know now the we don't really need to pack all the clothes we did. Once we saw ... Read more
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sheila.kelley
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise due to the dates we could travel. We heard from friends and seeing other reviews it should have been a great trip. It wasn't. The ship itself was nice. The stewards, bartenders and waiters etc. were excellent. The ... Read more
cruiserwebb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Being the (somewhat spoiled) child of a woman who loves going on cruises, I have gone on about 15 of them, including Carnival's Paradise, Fantasy, and Ecstasy. On this particular trip, I went with my girlfriend. She's never been on a ... Read more
nobuns9
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,260 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were suppose to go to the Bahamas but because of Mattews we had to go to Key West which was great. The Captain keep us away from the storm .I don't think we even had rain . This ship is old but still looks good.The staff was ... Read more
Oilbiz16
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Loved the cruise and crew. The only disappointment was the food wasn't as good as my first cruise in 2008. Not a deal breaker as I have already booked the elation for 2017. We loved Spike Davis, Hasbro Game show, and Kevin was fun! We have ... Read more
redneckdiver
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
On a larger ship with better ports of call, this could easily have been a 5. The staff were excellent, as usual, and made the best of our Hurricane Matthew experience. It was nice to see Key West on the first day, but it doesn't seem ... Read more
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