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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Bahamas
Jacksonville

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Excellent

320

Very Good

209

Average

133

Poor

90

Terrible

76

Cruise type

90 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews


Sailorpetes avatar

Sailorpetes

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Smelly, messy, waiting, annoying

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We have used Carnival for many years and have enjoyed it and considered it a good value for a vacation. Traffic, waiting in line to get on and off the ship is expected and a concession you’re willing to make when ...
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Sail Date December 2019


avic77 avatar

avic77

1 Review Written

Good enough but not great

Carnival review First I would like to say that the staff on this ship was excellent! Unfortunately the overall cruise left us rather disappointed. I knew going in this was going to be a budget get away but I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


northga avatar

northga

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

I did and don’t do it !

Yes it was a great price for a suite with other spiffs thrown in. However, Dorian did cause issues. Were were not contacted with final details until 6pm the day before the cruise. Had to be at Jacksonville port ...
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Sail Date September 2019


naomi77 avatar

naomi77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not sanitary

I was very disappointed with this cruise. Old ship which needs a face lift for sure. Saw them doing poor paint job, just touching up certain patch areas which only made it look worse. Public bathrooms were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


shepink72 avatar

shepink72

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst food ever

So to start this review it must be known that this was my 13th cruise and 3rd on Carnival. I selected Ecstasy because it fit my travel time and location. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze. That was very good. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Brandonakirk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Do something else with your money.

Where to start... 1. Lines, be ready to wait in a lot of them. From dining, boarding and getting off the ship you will spend 10-15% of your awake time standing in some kind of damn line. Also be prepared to have ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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naim_haji

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Dining Lets Down Experience

My wife and decided to have a last minute get away and thought that the Bahamas cruise on the Elation would be a great choice. Overall we did enjoy our holiday but there were some areas that could be greatly ...
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Sail Date February 2019


beckymorris76 avatar

beckymorris76

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor ship

Took my kids and grandkids on first cruise for Christmas. Ship needs to be retired! Engine(s) or motor went out more than once. Crew was clearly overworked, tired and underpaid. Food and food choices not as good. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


bellamae avatar

bellamae

1 Review Written

Carnival Elation

This was my first time on a Carnival Cruise. I didn't like it at all. The service was great from everyone that worked there though.however the cruise itself was disappointing. This ship is really dated and it shows. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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shanshanshan

1 Review Written

Too many issues

Recently went on cruise to Bahamas on Carnival Elation and there were quite a few issues throughout my trip. 1. My LUGGAGE WAS MISPLACED. I was traveling with family and altogether we had 4 bags with us, all with ...
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Sail Date September 2018


danwilk avatar

danwilk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had fun but worst cruise so far.

Day one we got to the cabin and reported that it was warm and the A/C didn't seem to be working. We went out checking out the boat which was okay for an older boat. We returned to the cabin in hopes to settle in for ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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606crystalc

1 Review Written

Worst ship I have been on

Ship is to small for the number of guests. Trying to eat was always a hassle. Food was terrible. Service was terrible. Trying to get a drink was almost impossible. Bartenders would look at you and turn their heads. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Vickilk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed in this Cruise

I was very disappointed on this 5 day Carnival Elation cruise, I expected much better. The food was awful, there was limited food variety, substandard and rude service. There was very little direction to find the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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allieoops13

1 Review Written

Dining Room food was poor, no ice day 1, shuttle w/ no air

2nd time to cruise with Carnival. First time was great so we will needed away from home time and were very excited. 1. “If you are flying in, you can get the ease of being met by Carnival staff at the airport, ...
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Sail Date May 2018


KRo71 avatar

KRo71

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Extremely small pool and casino. Too many people on this small of a ship. Everywhere we went there were crowds and lines. Unlike other ships, this one allows people in the casual dining area with no shirts and no ...
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Sail Date May 2018


arekgb avatar

arekgb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hurry up and wait

Pros: *Employees across the board were excellent! Service was great and everyone was wonderfully pleasant and helpful. *Cabin was roomy enough and very clean upon arrival. * Cabin stewards kept rooms clean ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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pcmorris18

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Underwhelmed - poor first impression

Carnival Elation – March 1 – March 5, 2018 I was invited to join a wonderful group of girlfriends who have been cruising with Carnival for years. I jumped at the invitation and could not have asked for a ...
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Sail Date March 2018


furball4 avatar

furball4

1 Review Written

Mediocre at best/ No follow up whatsoever !!!

Lack of follow-up: We had a significant issue when the bar staff served alcohol to my wife, who order a virgin drink due to being allergic to alcohol. She got very sick and spent an entire evening in the cabin, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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jenabrown51

1 Review Written

Only take this cruise as a first cruise

I didn't chose this ship. I didn't know how different it would be in comparison to Fascination. The size of the vessel was not the problem at all. The service was. Nothing was on time. The staff was not that ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Romanoinfl avatar

Romanoinfl

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

There were a few good things to mention about this cruise. The staff was very friendly and helpful...especially the wait staff in Imagination restaurant. We elected to eat here at night because their other ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Kanikkij avatar

Kanikkij

1 Review Written

Newly "refurbished" means they are working and painting while you sail

Cruise Recap Pros- Childcare was awesome. All 4 kids loved it. Dining room meals. I loved it. Waiters were great. My kids danced every night we went 3 times. My small room was perfect. No window ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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heycarp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pretty poor experience

had daughter , her husband and 2 kids in inside stateroom and wife and I were in balcony suite with 3rd grand kid. this arrangement was so that son in law & family could afford their 1st cruise. Good - the dining ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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SherrieandTim

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not a good experience for a first time cruiser.

We smelled burnt oil during this cruise and had power outages. The food on the bar was cold and not good quality,breakfast in particular. The dining room food was ok. Horrible experience at port when we ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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cngwilliams

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The birthday girl chose this ship. We had a large group. The food in the dining room was horrible. If you went to the grill the lines were long. Seems like they would have more employees serving. Tiffanys ...
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Sail Date July 2017


lacylong avatar

lacylong

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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