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Carnival Elation Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Fab time on the Feb Elation

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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lesters

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This is a ship that isn’t a big topic on the boards (unless there was something to complain about it seemed) so I am happy to add some information to future cruisers considering the Elation or some info for those of you already booked! To give some context for my review – on this cruise it was myself and husband (both 45) and our 16 yo daughter. This was our 6th Carnival and 7th cruise. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Another Carnival Elation cruise with mechanical issues.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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GSarge

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Booked the cruise for 1-11 to 1-16-2020. So here's the bad: This was (by plan)a cruise to Amber Cove D.R. and Grand Turks. The Elation had "mechanical issues" that limited the speed to about 10 knots. This was too slow to to reach Amber Cove so this port was cancelled. The next day we were to go to Grand Turks. After a couple of attempts they announced the winds were too high to safely dock. In ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Look for a newer, larger ship

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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Sherry573

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I convinced my husband to go on a cruise for our 20th anniversary. I am now afraid I will never get him on another one. First, let me say that service, room steward, food were wonderful! I loved going to the dining room every night. The buffet food was ok, it’s just massed produced food, nothing spectacular. Guy Fieri’s Burger restaurant was great. The problem with the ship is the constant ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


The Elation should be renamed to HELLation! Sell this ship!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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NancySmith

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

I hate to badmouth, but I have no choice but speak my mind and speaking only about this Carnival ship, not the rest. You charge us that kind of money, we expect first class all the way! One engine was bad when we left and stabilizer didn’t work and rocking so hard, people vomiting and running to buy Dramamine! We were suppose to go to Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos and we didn’t have ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Boat needs major improvements

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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specialtee69

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I went on this cruise with a friend who was meeting up with family. As soon as we sw the ship, we could tell immediately that the exterior needed reneviation. Upon boarding it was more of the same...the seats in the dining lounge were old and the food options were not what I expected..not lot of attention given to the quality. Our stateroom was actually decent as we had a balcony. The way the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Smooth Sailing on Fantasy Class

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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HuliHuli

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Trip details: This was our third cruise on a Carnival Fantasy-class ship and we will likely do it again. Despite their age, Carnival’s refurbishment program has done a good job at maintaining and updating these vessels. Having done our pre-cruise homework, we knew exactly what to expect and were not surprised by anything. Getting to the port terminal: We stayed at the Residence Inn by ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


We gained weight and had fun

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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Cemonroe

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We had a lot of fun with everything. Two people stood out with us and made our honeymoon amazing. Eufracio and Jenny Ofreneo and he wanted me to call him Fresh because I couldn’t say his name. If I needed anything they were there anytime and came back at 8 to clean my room and let me sleep in for a nap. please please please! Give them some recongnition or a promotion because they are amazing! ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Perfect ship for a first-time cruiser

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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emcofield

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

We chose this ship mainly for the price point and the itinerary. It was our first cruise, and a lot of the recent reviews were making me very nervous about this ship. But we found it to be perfect. Yes, it's a smaller ship. But for us, that was great-- fewer people meant fewer lines, and a smaller ship meant we were able to find everything easily. The staff was friendly, and so was everyone ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


First time Carnival cruiser

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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eckso

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

A group of friends wanted to get away for an extended weekend and my fiance' and I thought that was a great idea, so we all decided to go on a cruise. This was my 4th cruise, the previous 3 were with RCL. We gave Carnival a try because they are more of the 'fun' and 'party' cruise lines. Plus they were one of the only cruise lines out of Jacksonville which is pretty close to Atlanta(where we're ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Amazing Cruise

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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crusinmama87

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

This was an amazing cruise. The staff went above and beyond to make the cruise amazing. I highly recommend this team!! -We used the faster to the fun and highly recommend it for anyone with children. We were from terminal door to ship in 25 mins. -my child has a food allergy and the staff when above and beyond to help us with this. -Food was yummy and they had things my kiddos would eat. ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


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