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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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Bahamas
Jacksonville

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320

Very Good

209

Average

133

Poor

90

Terrible

76

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133 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews


greenbirdk avatar

greenbirdk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


CruiseFoxes avatar

CruiseFoxes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worried for nothing...

We were extremely worried about this cruise because of the amount of negative reviews indicating that there was sewage smell around the ship. We were relieved to find that the ship did not smell like sewage. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2019


DrPepper41 avatar

DrPepper41

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some good, Some bad

This was a last minute cruise for us - we booked it one week before we left. We booked it because Jacksonville was close by and my husband had to take a week of vacation or he was going to lose it. That said, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


MandaR avatar

MandaR

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time family cruise

I rely heavily on reviews when planning my vacations. I tend to start my trip feeling pretty well informed on the good, bad and ugly to expect. I am also not one to complain and would much rather write a 5/5 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Steph0513 avatar

Steph0513

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short Getaway

We found this cruise and the price was pretty cheap for a short getaway. The ship is in pretty good shape for her age. I want to add that I was all over the ship for five days and never smelled sewage once. We were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


MichelleFlaherty avatar

MichelleFlaherty

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wheelchair Users BEWARE

We departed from Jacksonville, FL and went to Nassau and Freeport. We left Thursday afternoon and returned early Monday morning. My friend and I are both wheelchair users. In order to help preserve the health of ...
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Sail Date May 2019


SMac83 avatar

SMac83

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good service, poor ship

Cheers package- we had this and it cost us about $617+ for my husband and I. Drinks range from $6.85-$15.00 each. So I’m thinking it’s been worth is as you can purchase water bottles through this as well as ...
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Sail Date March 2019


syrupcity avatar

syrupcity

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bahama girls trip

Great to be with an older girls cruise for the long weekend. Friendly service. Food so-so and always only mildly warmed in dining room. Bread very hard. As for entertainment, the dance shows were LOUD ...
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Sail Date March 2019


mpanico avatar

mpanico

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

It's Alright

I titled this review "It's Alright" because that's what we kept saying the whole cruise. Our expectations were low since we knew it was an older ship, and because of Carnivals reputation, but I think they weren't ...
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Sail Date February 2019


dacmer4 avatar

dacmer4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Family cruise

We chose this cruise because it was a good deal for our family of five and were able to get a connecting room for our kids to be beside of us. This was my wife and I's third cruise and our children's first and our ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Ayoung040 avatar

Ayoung040

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Finally our honeymoon after 11 years

My wife choose carnival seeing it is a household name this was our honeymoon 11 years later after our marriage between getting our business up and running then starting our new pitbull rescue up and running it was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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awbunger12

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Room under the gym

Carnival Elation Sailing out of Jacksonville. We were 3 couples with suites V 2,4,6 all together. We all had junior suites and are members of their VIFP club (frequent cruisers) which allows priority boarding. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


ltimmons avatar

ltimmons

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Carnival Elation

Although I have not been on many cruises, this one was by far the worst. - Dining service was extremely slow. This was only corrected after I spoke with the matre D.The first two days we sat in different ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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janeldaleduff

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some good..some bad

Embarkation Once we got on the boat we were informed of the safety training. There were only 18 life boats. Very clear..that's not enough. They made several announcements as to what time the training would be and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


erinx08 avatar

erinx08

2 Reviews Written

Pretty ship, not much to do

This was our first cruise on a ship this small and will likely be our only cruise on a small ship. Elation had just come out of an extensive dry dock a few months prior to our sailing and the decor was beautiful and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Tashab47 avatar

Tashab47

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ok cruises

This was by far the most unorganized, unfriendly cruise I’ve been on. Blue iguana and red rum bar didn’t serve me not once the entire cruise. The staff looked at me and turned there head and started talking to ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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kepjt1445

1 Review Written

Inexpensive family cruise

My son was taking his family on a spring break cruise. I went along to spend time with my Granddaughter. We shared a room together. The room was good size and plenty of storage. However our room attendant was ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Lawrencecruiser2018

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved everything except the cigarette smoke

This is my fourth cruise, second time with Carnival. I LOVE the fun ship! This is also my first time cruising as a vegan. Everyone was very accommodating and I had plenty to eat! Jose in the dining room was my ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Jes2G avatar

Jes2G

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Should Do Better By Employees

This was my third cruise. The previous two were also with Carnival. This time, I realized that the cruise director is an integral part of the experience. The first two cruise directors were amazing. They were ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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8wotw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Carnival Cruise, not bad, just not exemplary

My daughter's dance studio performed on this cruise, normally I am not a Carnival cruiser (usually Royal Caribbean), and Bahamas is not a favorite destination. However, we did find our cabin to be larger than ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Nicolecruise avatar

Nicolecruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was just OK.

We chose this cruise because it was close to home and sounded like a fun get away. While it was nice weather to lay out in, there wasn't much to do. The DJ's did a great job playing music that was fairly family ...
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Sail Date January 2018


ellink avatar

ellink

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretty good for a first time cruise

This was our family vacation for the year and my husband and I's first cruise, we are 29 and 33 years old. Overall our experience was okay. We had heard several good things about this ship and ports so we were very ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Gla4g avatar

Gla4g

1 Review Written

Not a big cruise fan

One of our daughters chose the line and made most of the arrangements. Her husband and I got the Cheers package. It's a reasonable deal. My biggest gripe is how long it took to get served. Captain Morgan's on Half ...
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Sail Date October 2017


tomeka567 avatar

tomeka567

1 Review Written

Carnival Elation review

For the most part i had a great time but there were a few things that i think carnival can improve upon. First, the medical staff response time is way too long. My godmother was chocking on their dry waffles and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


ptin avatar

ptin

1 Review Written

Disappointed

This ship was supposed to have been recently updated but there were many things that did not work. 2-3 elevators were out the entire cruise, 2 whirlpools did not work and maintenance were replacing/repairing tiles ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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