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Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise for The Southern Gospel Singing groups, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Hoppers, The Whisenants, The Talley’s, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River and more!!!!!!!!! The concerts were great and well organized. The ... Read More
We chose this cruise for The Southern Gospel Singing groups, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Hoppers, The Whisenants, The Talley’s, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River and more!!!!!!!!! The concerts were great and well organized. The preaching by Herb Reavis was outstanding!!!!!!! The food in The Inspiration Restaurant was very good, but it was a long wait to get our order. The food at the buffet wasn’t all that great. Unlimited ice cream was a very nice touch! There was a lot of walking and climbing on this ship. Several people fell on this cruise, partly from the rough ride! The first day, the entire day, was a very rough ride, several people got seasick and people were staggering from the rocking motion!!!! Our Stateroom Stewart, ALEXANDER, was superb!!!! He met all our expectations and more, very friendly and courteous! We really enjoyed his service and his personality!!! ALEXANDER is great!! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
The staff was great and I enjoyed the entire cruise. Brittany kept the fun going and Ronodolph was always on the spot when needed for the stateroom. Everyone that were there to support you KNEW you by name and did a great job making ... Read More
The staff was great and I enjoyed the entire cruise. Brittany kept the fun going and Ronodolph was always on the spot when needed for the stateroom. Everyone that were there to support you KNEW you by name and did a great job making everyone feel right at home. Jerome the photographer was my BFF while on the boat and kept the pictures displayed. The kids had Camp Ocean the ladies in there were very professional and attentive to the kids. My boys did not want to leave. The Dr. Seuss theme was so much fun for the kids as well as kids at heart. There was even a parade and Dr. Seuss pics. Food was plentiful and always good. The burgers are juicy and cooked fresh in front of you. Don't go on cruise to relax because there is ALWAYS something to do. When I got home I needed a couple days to rest. :-) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
This was our third sailing with Carnival, and our last. This ship is old, and needs a complete face lift. Paint was pealing all over the deck. The food was mediocre. The breakfast buffet was the same everyday, as was the lunch buffet. We ... Read More
This was our third sailing with Carnival, and our last. This ship is old, and needs a complete face lift. Paint was pealing all over the deck. The food was mediocre. The breakfast buffet was the same everyday, as was the lunch buffet. We were drinking what we thought was iced tea, only to see one of the staff pour in a container that said "iced tea flavoring mix"..... The buffet felt more like a mess hall in the military. Plastic platters, short little yellow and green cups, silverware wrapped in old faded napkins. The only night we had dinner in the dining room, it was very rushed. We sat down, were given our menus and literally a minute later the waiter asked if we were ready to order. We said we needed a few more minutes, he did a heavy sigh and walked away. After we did order, the food came out fast. It was not a great experience. Guy's Burger Joint was about the best food on the cruise! The Comedy shows were great, just wish they were a bit longer. The staff was personable and helpful. Our stateroom was average. It was in need of paint and refurbishing. There is not a way to adjust the temperature in the room, so we had cold air blowing on us all night. Our room steward was exceptional! There needs to be a larger adult only area. The weather was not great on our cruise, but the one day it was warm and you could swim and catch some sun, the pool was filled with kids... the hot tubs were filled with kids. Had the same problem on my other two Carnival Cruises. Embarkation and Debarkation was smooth and stress free. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This was our 21 cruise, our 3 with Carnival and it will be our last. the Elation is an older ship but was recently refurbished. Our outside window cabin on Deck 6 was on the small size. Well maintained and clean except for the window, ... Read More
This was our 21 cruise, our 3 with Carnival and it will be our last. the Elation is an older ship but was recently refurbished. Our outside window cabin on Deck 6 was on the small size. Well maintained and clean except for the window, which was leaky and glass was very dirty on the outside. Cabin was made up once a day only. We had the anytime dinning which was not easy to get in, every night we tried a different time and still experienced long lines and upto a 30 minute wait to get a table. The food terrible, mostly made up of processed foods, all the meats were tough, and the breads which are normally very good were nothing special. The entertainment around the pool was the usual and very loud. We went to a few shows only, the comedian was great, and the singers in the show were good. Service was nothing special, not one standout person, with most just doing the basic to get by. We stopped at Nassau and Freeport, nice beaches and people. Every gift shop pretty well sold the same thing. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This was my husband and my first cruise. We left from Jacksonville on the Elation. While the ocean was a rough, it did not stop our fun. There was always something going on. The ship was beautiful! Amazing colors. The Carnival Hub ... Read More
This was my husband and my first cruise. We left from Jacksonville on the Elation. While the ocean was a rough, it did not stop our fun. There was always something going on. The ship was beautiful! Amazing colors. The Carnival Hub app is amazing. The night before we would select our favorite events on the schedule for the next day and the app would send reminders. The crew was fantastic. Our room steward did an amazing job. We loved seeing what towel animal he left behind every evening. Guys Burger was so yummy!!! Our late dining waiters were attentive, fast, sweet, and overall just great! There was lots of different foods to try but I am not big on that. haha Absolutely loved the Love & Marriage Show, The Hasbro Game Show, the Comedy Shows (well most of them), and Epic Rock. Divas and Heart of Soul were good but I liked the others best. I enjoyed playing Bingo and spent some time in the Casino. We also tried our hand at some trivia. We had a Ocean View room and it was enough room for us. I do wish at ports they would rewash the windows. We did not do any shore excursions but did venture out in both Freeport and Nassau. At Freeport we just checked out the market at the port. At Nassau we ventured out. The free beach in Nassau was beautiful. The straw market was an experience in itself. We ate a Bahamian restaurant and it was terrible. Next time I will just head back to the ship to eat. Overall we had a great time and I can not wait to take another one. I would love to take our children on one as well!!! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Depressing and old ship, the service was terrible the bartenders and one Asian guy serving the burgers who basically through us a food we don't understand how a person like that works in a cruise. Thank God our waiter at the restaurant ... Read More
Depressing and old ship, the service was terrible the bartenders and one Asian guy serving the burgers who basically through us a food we don't understand how a person like that works in a cruise. Thank God our waiter at the restaurant (Mario) was very friendly because if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have anything positive to say about the service. The quality of the food in general is horrible. There was only one show (living in America) which by the way was very good. The Latin band not organized, always starting late and didn't have a program to follow they improvised all the time. The smoking areas were in the middle of the ship in the bar next to the casino an area too big and impossible to avoid. the pool area also people smoking. We don't recommend this ship to anybody and never returning to this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
I went on my very first cruise for the 40th birthday and while I was very excited about the aspect of going on my first cruise it was not at all what I expected. The weather was horrible making almost impossible to enjoy the lido deck, ... Read More
I went on my very first cruise for the 40th birthday and while I was very excited about the aspect of going on my first cruise it was not at all what I expected. The weather was horrible making almost impossible to enjoy the lido deck, various cruisers threw up all over the boat and in the dining hall making the smell very unpleasant and u appealing while your trying eat. While the staff was very friendly and courteous the boat itself lacked some pizzazz. They overcharged me for the price of one beer while I tipped everyone in cash they still charged me $10 for a beer and with the tip came out to $13. And as the weather was not pleasant it made disembarkation into the Bahamas almost impossible, as we didn’t get to the Bahamas until after 1pm stating we could sleep over and not board until the next day. Whereas we could only stay in the Bahamas for a few hours due to the huge embassy warning of being put in the Bahamas after dark. The food was very good and the staff was excellent but it was very disorganized. Hopefully it will not deter me from cruising again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Good time, oceans were a little rough. But the crew did an amazing job making sure everyone had a safe and fun time. Overnighted in Nassau due to a late arrival because of the weather. Comedians were great as usual, took in numerous ... Read More
Good time, oceans were a little rough. But the crew did an amazing job making sure everyone had a safe and fun time. Overnighted in Nassau due to a late arrival because of the weather. Comedians were great as usual, took in numerous shows and enjoyed them all. Guys Burger Joint was really good and moved very fast, even with the lines. The fries were great also. Dinning was normal Carnival fare. It does seem Carnival is cutting back on staff since the last cruise I was on. Fewer staff in the Dining room, not sure if this was due to the party size being smaller than in the past. Our stateroom wasn't serviced as often as I remembered in the past. It was still kept clean, but some of the smaller touches were missing. That's about all I have for this Cruise, Have fun and enjoy yourself On the Liberty. Read Less
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