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Carnival Jacksonville Cruise Reviews

Pulling away from the Carnival Vista during a shore excursion in Belize.
Creek Street in Ketchikan.
Bald Eagle near the pier at Icy Strait Point.
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This was a great cruise!

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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CM1984
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We cruised on the Elation 4/23-4/28/2022. We had read so much on social media and Cruise Critic, the positive and the negatives and I was a bit concerned. So you will see here that we enjoyed our experience very much. PRIOR to CRUISE: We stayed the night before at the Crowne Plaza Airport, which provided parking for 7 days within the total cost. $5.00 for each day thereafter. They do NOT ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Disappointed

Review for Carnival Spirit to Bahamas

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amygirl472
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The port in Jacksonville was very easy to find and to get a park. So much better than New Orleans. No homeless people hanging out like New Orleans. The Embarking and Disembarking the ship was total chaos! We had verifly app and had a passport. We didn't get out of there until 11:30 a.m.! Having a passport did help some, but not much. Embarking and Disembarking was so much better on Carnival ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


This is no longer a kid friendly cruise. NOTHING for them to do.

Review for Carnival Spirit to Bahamas

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marlana31077
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

My daughter loves Dr. Seuss, and they have cancelled it due to Covid, but they don't tell you that on the website. Get ready to COVID test your child every port and they charged $150.00. Plus the internet service I paid for didn't work. They told me because I paid in advance they couldn't refund my money $80.00 down the drain. Oh and if you have concerns don't bother talking to Guest ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


Just off Spirit ....SAD

Review for Carnival Spirit to Bahamas

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layteacher
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Please don't hate on me but our cruise was sad. Not sure if it was due to new port, Post-Covid, or what. I am not a complainer and usually just go with the flow, but this was pitiful. Just got off of Spirit this week. Took 3 hours to board. We actually were about 25th in a line of about 500 when a Carnival worker ( very nice older gentleman) told us to get in another line since we had all of our ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Disappointed

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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CruizeRox
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

First of all this is an OLD boat that sounded like it was losing parts along the way. We paid for a window room. The window had barnacles, paint spots and dirt, therefore we could hardly see thru it. The food was disgusting and tasted old. With the coronavirus going around they did take precautions by not allowing anyone to serve themself at the buffet which was a good thing. The ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Best Family Vacation

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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Jannafrei
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We chose this cruise because it was cheap and were not expecting much, but we were blown away. The ship was so clean, the employees were the kindest people I have ever been helped by. Our three dinner servers were amazing people that made each night so special for my family and me. The food was delicious, we always found something yummy. Too many yummy things actually. :) The activities on board ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Best part was getting off the ship

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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msg59800
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Firstly it reeked. It smells of sewage. The water they serve smells like sewage. Out of the 5 days we were cruising I can tell you I only had 1-2 decent meals. Bread served at every meal was hard and old. Food was always served cold. The buffet and dinning were the worst and least edible. We literally ate out of necessity. I can't even recommend food. Bring your own snacks and mostly survive on ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite (obstructed views)


Ship needs better dining room quality of food and cleaner outside windows.

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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greenbirdk
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Friends booked this cruise and we decided to join also. Have been on this ship a few years ago and decor is nice except for sewage small emanating from around Atrium at all levels. We were informed that they 'were working on i'. After 10 days it was still putrid smelling. Entertainment in showroom was OK, nothing special. Comedians - all 4- since we did a 5 day back to back were the worst ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Retire this ship

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Bahamas

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theobservant1
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

leading up to embarkation we did hear about the infamous smell. Right off the bat stepping onto the ship it was there to greet us. While not throughout the whole ship, I feel like it’s prevalent in some pretty important areas.. near one of the main dining rooms and the atrium. Hard to sit and eat with that horrid smell lingering. When asked what has been done to correct the smell we were told by ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

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jetsfan58
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Good afternoon. We just returned from this Cruise. It was very nice overall and a very nice family getaway. Our oldest son achieved his Platinum status on this cruise so he was elated. We are a family of four. The Jacksonville Cruise port experience was very nice. We arrived a bit earlier than our scheduled time but had no problem boarding. The first and second days at Sea were very ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


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