Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Great Trip, Bad Food
"We chose this cruise as “first-time-cruisers”, learning every step of the way.Fortunately, Carnival is an amazing cruise line and did their best to ensure that we had an awesome time, and we sure did...."Read More

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First time cruiser

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Ladybug155
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I read several reviews that mentioned this was a good option for a first time cruiser so we decided to try it out for our 25th anniversary. I brought a sign to decorate my door but it did not stick to the door so it appears they are not metal and I would suggest an adhesive hook for anyone considering door decorations. We were fortunate that our room was kind of in a corner so we didn't have ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


The best trip ever is going on a cruise across sea

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Marco27
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I had an wonderful time, and would love to cruise again. The food, clubs, comedy, and drinks are the all good. The staff is the best and I would prefer everyone to go try it out. The captain handle the ship very nice, and Lance the comedian had me laughing. My best part of the cruise was the app they had to help guide you with different activities going on. There was a lot of things you can do on, ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Traveled with children


My favorite so far!

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Dfmrfld
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Loved the smaller ship the Elation. Wasn’t. Crowded at all and hardly any lines for food etc and was told it was at capacity. Perfect time of year also because children are in school. Jacksonville port was smaller and easy to navigate and you park right beside the ship. Half Moon Cay was the first stop and was the perfect low key beach day. Nassau was the second stop and was nice to see and had ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


A Two at Best

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

96199
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

A few good things first: We had a suite, so boarding and disembarking were quick, no problems. The staff at the port are wonderful! We were able to go to our room immediately upon boarding. The suite was quite large. No problems there other than the big pole in the middle of the room right by the bed--made getting up at night hazardous. The walls also seemed very thin. We could hear crying ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

Traveled with disabled person


I’m almost speechless

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Deemalone
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I went on this cruise as part of a group. I flew into Jacksonville and was disappointed that they don’t have transportation to the port. Embarking was the usual maze but the walk up several planks to the ship was exhausting! Luckily a kind employee saw me struggling and allowed me to ride his scooter. The ship is old but well maintained. The food is nothing like it used to be years ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Fun ship - some info for you

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Kabee
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Took 5 day cruise to Bahamas on Elation. It is a Fun Ship! Everyone in our group including adults and children had a great time. Very nice staff. We loved Gabe, our cruise director, who was overflowing with energy and smiles! A few things to know about the Elation. It seems like an entry level cruise ship. Smallish and needing updating. Two hot tubs full of children <10 yrs old, plus two hot tubs ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Becoming rundown

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Sammy 7724
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We used to cruise a lot before Covid. We are gold card members on Carnival. Our kids are 8 and 9 and this was their 6th Carnival cruise. We recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise on the Independence of the Seas and had a great time, but we loved the Carnival kids club and had fond memories of cruising when our kids were much younger. They hadn’t been on a cruise since 2019 when they were 5 and ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


Horrendous

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Mew_Cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Took my first Carnival cruise on the Elation from Jacksonville, FL - Nassau Bahamas 11/13~11/18/23 with myself and my teenager son. This was my second cruise overall, the first having been on Royal Caribbean in 2021. Worst mistake ever. Boarding was pretty smooth. Zero complaints. Upon boarding, went to Guy's burger place on deck 10 and it was rather delicious. Sailing out was everything I ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Traveled with children


So loud

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Josie bell
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The dinning room was crowded and loud. The attendant could hardly move around. The noise level was so loud I couldn't hear my companions that were seated next to me. Then a woman flashed to some people. That was the first night. We didn't go back until the 3rd night and it was just as loud, a young child apparently choked on her food and her father got up and did the upper thrusts until he ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Traveled with disabled person


First cruise review

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation

Lyalishia
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We just returned from our cruise on the Elation,over all it was ok but the food was awful.we had a suite which was very nice.This was my husband’s first cruise but I’ve cruised before.The entertainment could definitely need some help and the prices on the drinks was very high as expected.The crew was nice on and off the ship was a easy process and Gabe was awesome!Overall I asked my husband would ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


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