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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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Bahamas
Jacksonville

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320 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews


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O&P Cruiser

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

My first B2B

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I was on the ship for the 11/14 and 11/18 cruises. I must admit it was a WHOLE different group of people on the 4 day cruise vs the 5 day cruise. Everyone complains of a smell on the ship. I only smelled a slight ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Still a great deal.

Over 20 cruises with Carnival. Each one an experience. Although this ship is a little old now,she is still a fun ship. Great staff on this ship makes the voyage lots f of fun and entertaining. Cam,the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jcbl

1 Review Written

The ship smells of sewage!!

Do not book a cruise on this ship!!!! It smells of sewage !! Very disgusting !! Although the food and entertainment was decent it wasn't worth dealing with the awful smell thru out the boat. With so many ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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evamariesegovia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

This was my first cruise, and I have to say that everyone I interacted with (with the occasional exception) was truly FANTASTIC! Cam (the Cruise Director) was phenomenal; the bar staff including Lulu, Hery, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mydadlife

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First of hopefully many....

We specifically wanted to do a Bahamas cruise for our Wedding Anniversary, we chose the Elation because Jacksonville was a reasonable drive from home for us. Overall, our experience on the cruise was magnificent! We ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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JennZenn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Cruise

This cruise was so needed after a hard 6 months with my step dad beating cancer, & some other stuff leaving him in a wheelchair. This was a huge family ordeal with 14 of us needing some serious R&R & Carnival ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Shawnchar16

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing

Embarkation and disembarkation was very easy..I would recommend FTTF.. Cabin and luggage were ready when you board.. The ship was beautifully maintained.The cabin was very cozy,comfy bed.Our steward Gusti kept the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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BobbiSox

11 Reviews Written

77 Helpful Votes

Awesome 5 days on the beautiful Elation!

The Elation has been kept up beautifully and she doesn't show her age. New carpeting, paint, and loving care has done wonders to keep her in her original 'glory days' condition. I booked last minute and was able to ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Maurice and Milia

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing

This was my wife and I first cruise trip together. Also this was our honeymoon trip. Although we had a small problem with knowing what to bring at the embarkation, we were excited. Everything was amazing. The food ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Cg0028

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great

A wonderful time - the jr suite was great, We enjoyed ourselves from the time we stepped on board until we disembarked. Davy Wild at the piano bar brought a room full of strangers to a small band of friends. Frank ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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MamaTeapot

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Small ship, loads of fun

Our kids loved it, my Inlaws had a great time, and my husband an di had a great time!!! The staff were very kind and not robotic and depressed like. The excursions were way too expensive for us so we didn't partake, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Small ship big adventure

Carnival always provides an exciting and adventurous cruise. This was our 23rd with them, and we took along 20 other friends and family. We chose this ship as it was only 5 hours from home. Also, the ship was small ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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supermayita

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Above and beyond my expectations!

This cruise matched perfectly my kids fall break and it was the reason we chose it. We got the extended balcony Grand Suite and had priority embarkation and debarkation. We are not heavy drinkers so we did not get ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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MamieV

1 Review Written

Blast

This was our first cruise. It was everything and more. Our waiter in the dining area (Ashton) made our dining experience out of this world. Ian our waiter on the lido deck was one of the best. These 2 people made ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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HallieM

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing!

We LOVED it! My second cruise, my partners first. We had an ocean view room which was perfect for just the two of us. We loved waking up the sunrise every morning. My only complaint would be the food. It wasn’t ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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matt&nina

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Incredible trip

We purchased FTTF so embarkation was a breeze. Seth, our steward, had our anniversary decorations hung in the room upon arrival. Ocean view was larger than expected. Room was spotless daily. Food was very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Scorpion48

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Better than expected

Embarkation was smooth as was the debarkation. The ship was spotless as well as the cabin. The main dining room was nice but 1 thing they should do especially for 1st time cruisers is to put more emphasis on ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TonyBio1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise and Friendly Staff!!!

My wife and I were celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and we decided let's celebrate it onboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Elation. This would be our 3rd Carnival Cruise Ship we boarded; twice to Jamaica and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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jaxcruiser1961

23 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great ship. Incredible service

My friend Josh and I just returned from an amazing 5-day cruise on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation. Here are a couple highlights and comments: 1. Embarkation was a breeze. Josh and I parked at the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Silence76

1 Review Written

Fantastic cruise

Not all impressions are lasting but Canival Elation Cruise Staff/crew members made sure that my first ever cruise will be memorable. Food was limitless, amazing. The staff went above and beyond to make the cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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56dad

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Carnival Elation July 2018 5 Day Bahamas Cruise

Just got off the elation it was a great trip, what surprise me was the food was amazing on the ship, the best I have had in 12 cruises, I had an obstructed view suite and wont do that again, we had crew members ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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shelsid

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MY FIRST CRUISE.....NOW I'M HOOKED!

Keep in mind I have nothing to compare to, but they sure did make my first time great. The cabins were of decent size, similar to a small hotel room. I chose a cabin with the round window and it had a little nook ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Alanacombs1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First cruise and we loved it!

We chose this cruise because it was the best deal and the one of the shortest drives to the port. We had been to Nassau (not by cruise) before without the kids and enjoyed our time there. We had never been to Half ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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crusinmama87

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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BlazinSunsets

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise on a smaller ship

I was in a junior suite. Used my wifes casino offer to get it for practically the same price as an oceanview. So embarkation was a breeze due to being priority. This ship is smaller than the newer ones but that ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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