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688 Carnival Jacksonville Cruise Reviews
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110
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87
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Senior Cruises
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Elvis1001
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Summary – We enjoyed our four-night cruise to Freeport and Nassau. We do our research on CC before selecting a cruise and know what to expect as far as condition of the ship, food quality, etc. so we can adjust our expectations ... Read more
lacylong
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
First, I have been on several cruises and this was by far the worst. Upon entering my room, i noticed 2 beds and a mattress on the floor on top of what looks to be a lawn chair type frame. I know I DID NOT pay to sleep on the FLOOR! So ... Read more
Solanofun
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The crew is very attentive and hard working. Older ship is kept looking very good for its age. Cabins are in need of update but are o.k. some venues are too small such as jekyl and Hyde club. Overall it is what carnival advertises, a ... Read more
Coolme10
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
The shop was very old and outdated. There wasn't much to do with kids except the kids club and pool. The service was great but one of the staff members lost my kids sail and sign card. The food was average nothing to exciting. The arcade ... Read more
cubanito2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Exquisite food, cleanliness in all areas excellent, our Stewart Alexander, very kind and gentle, Cleaned the cabin very well, and at any time we needed it was there. At dinner time all were with a smile and good deal. I'm delighted. The ... Read more
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KionaShakesnider
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to visit the Bahamas and the dates lined up perfectly following our wedding. However, when we arrived, we had to wait 2 hours to get into our room after driving 10 hours to get to the ... Read more
US_TRAVELER_72
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We received good reviews on certain aspects of Carnival from friends. So we relied on them. The cost was also a factor in this decision. The cabin space though Interior is compact. Just enough for 4 people to sleep and maybe spend some ... Read more
cruiserbrianj
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise overall and second on the Elation. We traveled with our 3 year old and my parents for this particular trip. We arrived around noon to the port as our check in time was 12:30pm. There was a short line of cars ... Read more
vanjello
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because our friends were looking at something relatively affordable and not bad of a drive. The ship is older and smaller, but some public areas are nice, especially the promenade, atrium, spa, buffet, and dinning ... Read more
MsParker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We left out of Jacksonville with two other couples and our children. Our ports were Free Port and Nassau. The staff are wonderful and you could not ask for better service. The cruise director is funny and full of energy. We stayed on deck ... Read more
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whipzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on 5 previous cruises. 4 of them were Disney and one on NCL. We wanted to see how Carnival was as the port is only 15 minutes from the house. Makes it very convenient for us. Unfortunately we did not have a ... Read more
Lazy in NC
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I had already prepared myself to be disappointed! But to my surprise I had a great time. Yes the rooms are "worn" but still functional! The rooms on my deck, Main, had already been renovated in the front of the ship from 101 to ... Read more
Gveretg
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was the only cruise we were able to find that fit into our granddaughter spring break. My husband and I have been cruising regularly over the past few years and have grown to enjoy each cruise on a variety of Cruise Lines. The ... Read more
lmf24lmf
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Had a great Easter trip on this cruise. We traveled by taxi from Jacksonville airport to Jax port for $35. It was very easy transportation . As suite guests the express embarkation was a breeze. As always, the sail away party was ... Read more
coldduck22
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a great time on the elation. This was our fourth cruise. We went with four other couples two of which were first time cruisers. They thoroughly enojoyed their time on the ship. The ship is a little dated, I would compare it to the ... Read more
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nannysweet01
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Our budget, and when we got on the elation, WOW, we had a grand time. The cruise director Kevin , was the best, our Waiter Christian, he was super. He knew what we wanted to eat, before we knew. food was fabulous, Oyr cabin was roomy, ... Read more
rsbansley
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We decided to do a last minute vacation for my son's spring break. Carnival had a good price and the port was only a couple hours drive. Getting on the ship was easy and the staff was friendly. The cabin was a decent size and the bed ... Read more
PegasusGM
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
452 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I wanted to sail out of Jacksonville as I had not done so before and was lookig for a cruise to take my daughter in law for a quick cruise. I have cruised Carnival three other times and have done 42 cruises. Embarkation was delatedfor ... Read more
Jhamm77
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I paid for the faster to the fun which was helpful in getting us on the ship quickly. The safety brief took over an hour 1/2 to complete and was not very helpful, just a lot of waiting around. We made the mistake of going during spring ... Read more
Vidimom
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
1,590 forum post
7 helpful votes
This cruise was taken so that my daughter could get a vacation during her spring break from teaching and take my granddaughter on her 1st cruise. It started out with a letter and a phone call message letting us know that boarding would ... Read more
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pmacbuttons
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose Carnival for a family cruise because of the location and timing over spring break. It was our 8 year old grandson's first ever cruise and we had 6 cabins full of family. It was our 5th Carnival cruise out of 22 overall. The ... Read more
mzjan
Member Since 2007
1 review
86 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Traveled with another couple, not sure of their cabin number. Embarkation was a breeze!! Even though it is a small ship, we love sailing on the Elation...this was our 3 sailing on Elation! Great cabin steward Puspa! Great MDR staff in ... Read more
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dolaher
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a last minute Spring Break cruise - brought 7 college kids with two of us Moms (yes, we are brave). There was a nice mix of passengers, but mainly college spring break age (between 18-23). That said, it was still a very ... Read more
mbrain
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I are very experienced cruisers. This cruise was our 5th to the Bahamas, but we had never cruised out of Jacksonville before so we thought we'd give Elation (only ship out of Jacksonville) a try. Actually, Jacksonville is a ... Read more
pageg17
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Me and my boyfriend (at the time) wanted to take a vacation that didn't cost us a fortune and would allow us to travel somewhere we had never been before. Of course our first thought was CRUISE! We looked into several different cruise ... Read more
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