Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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886 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews
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hsantucci
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
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
canes20
Member Since 2009
1 review
78 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
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drlsllc
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
17 forum posts
5 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
ncfuncpl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
159 forum posts
4 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
7 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
GeorgiaPeach1211
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
15 helpful votes
First the pros: VERY inexpensive cruise Easy access from JAX airport to the port Fastest check-in I have ever experienced Musical entertainment was good Dinners were good to very good Evening Dining room service was good ... Read more
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ott
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
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
4 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
9 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
kodipepper
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we thought it would have a lot of children's activities. Our 4 year old was too little for the slide. The daycare was mostly free play and tv in a small room, not the educational cruise we thought. To ... Read more
crazyfrazee
Member Since 2010
1 review
452 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was cruise number 10 with carnival. This cruise was a complete let down by carnival. I knew it was an older smaller ship so the badly worn out ship was ok for me. I normally book 3 rooms per cruise but this cruise we booked 10 for a ... Read more
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happyatsea2323
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First warning, we are Platinum and I had a knee scooter due to an ankle injury. The priority embarkation is a free for all. I was literally trampled as they don't actually allow Platinum and Diamond guests to board first. Once we were ... Read more
PanWife
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this sailing because we wanted to see Half Moon Cay, and it was near enough to drive to the port. The people that work on the Elation were wonderful, always smiling and saying hello. They worked very hard so that we had a ... 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
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
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NancyandTom
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
5 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
8 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
allenray
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Jacksonville is a convenient drive-to port, and we had not been aboard the Carnival Elation previously. Booking our first back-to-back cruises, total 10 days, we were optimistic that we would not be bored. As 80+ though active ... Read more
knowfere
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
14 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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