Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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884 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews
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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
3 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
rskater59
Member Since 2007
1 review
89 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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SnowbirdWannaB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
4 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
105 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
Mawelch
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
88 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
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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
3 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
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
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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
7 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
4 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
5 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
breeze.woodall
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Let me start out saying it was a nice cruise and it was fun. Booked it for my daughters 21st birthday. What made the cruise good, was the people working on the ship. Our stateroom was nice, bright and very comfortable. Our steward was ... Read more
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laura boggs
Member Since 2007
1 review
26 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We enjoyed this cruise more than any other. Brian Bradley was the best comedian and the entertainment was broadway quality. So empressed! Our time was so hard to plan because there was so many things to choose from. We loved the bands ... Read more
t&nluv2snorkel
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise. Everyone said we would LOVE it. It was OK. Getting on was a breeze. Our cabin was always clean and the steward was always polite. Not much to do during the day on sail days unless you want to sit in on sales ... Read more
Ms matcoman
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Carnival cruise as expected.. chose this as price and time worked for our timeline. this ship needs some much needed updates.. broken light covers, non-matched touched up paint at many points.. (the decorative pillars on either side of ... Read more
Complex15
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I went on the Carnival Elation to the Bahamas. The staff was great. Everyone was happy to assist you. In relation to the buffet on the 10th floor, I had a major issue with the food and the waste of it. I don't eat pork, so there was no ... Read more
cruzdiva1971
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After cruising Fascination for many years, it was refreshing to have a new ship in Jacksonville. I flew to Puerto Rico in April to cruise back to Jacksonville on Elation and love it so much, I immediately booked an August and November ... Read more
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