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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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209 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Cruise Reviews


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jetsfan58

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

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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. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Suits my wants

I sailed the Ecstasy on January 13, 2020 out of Jacksonville. I chose this cruise as it is one of their smaller ships, easy drive from Tennessee, and I had never been to Princess Cay. I take a Carnival cruise each ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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yankeenurse

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Christmas Cruise

This was a trip 8 months in the making. 16 members of our family boarded the Ecstasy on December 21,2019. We were beyond excited to be spending Christmas/Hannukah at sea. We were all on the Empress deck which is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marshhawk

12 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Attitudes change with Latitudes

This was a cruise that was planned more than a year ago- a Christmas cruise with friends. There were 4 of us from the Atlanta area-three of us are retired, and one still works. ( I work part time now, but I have so ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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nczeebs

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ship is showing its age

We just came off a cruise on RCL Allure of the Seas, but Carnival had great last minute prices, and our schedule was open so we jumped. It's not fair to compare the world's largest cruise ship to one of the smallest ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruiseguyohio

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Last minute cruise with no kids

This was a last minute booking. I booked on Sep 12th around noon and got in the car to drive South. We like sailing at of Jacksonville as it is not to hateful of a drive from Ohio. We were just looking for a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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hollieluvs2sail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

BEST BIRTHDAY EVER

Port close to home with easy access. Girls trip to celebrate our birthdays. Wanted to see the Bahamas as we both have seen Mexico. Price was great and reasonable. 2nd time cruising on this same ship. I love Carnival ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Ggrainger

1 Review Written

Great staff, poor debarkation planning

First time Carnival cruiser. Cruised on holland America multiple times. Inside cabin - roomy and staff was super. Always spotless!! Shows were good though somewhat similar. Comedy was good. . Cruise director ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Luv2CruiseAway

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not Too Big, Not Too Small -- Just Right

My 5-Night cruise aboard Carnival's Elation from Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas accomplished my primary goal: relaxation. This was my first Carnival cruise, my first cruise out of Jacksonville, FL, and my first ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Shelby1118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

This year instead of gifts, we decided to take a family vacation. We did the 5 night Bahamas cruise out of Jacksonville, FL. I added the Faster to the Fun to our trip and it was worth the money. We never waited in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AtotheJ

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Such a great time!

This cruise was such a great time and turned out better than I thought it would. I have a few minor complaints but there were minimal compared to the awesome time we had. This ship is 20 years old but did not feel ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Prometheus1

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Short cruise on fun ship

Chose this cruise for a quick getaway and couldn't pass up on the price. Embarkation- got there slightly after 12:30, my boarding time was 12:00-12:30. They let us go in the shorter line since our time slot had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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terriknost

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Much better than reviews indicated!

19th cruise, 9th with Carnival and this was the best ship out of Jax so far! M148 was large with converting twins, no elevator noise and excellent room stewards! Don’t buy the alcohol package, the ship ran out ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Beachgirl#12

1 Review Written

Watch out in Nassau

The cruise was great. My sister-in-law and I booked last minute and had a blast. Staff was super nice! This was an excellent value. Can not go to the beach for week for the same price. We had an interior cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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emcofield

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Perfect ship for a first-time cruiser

We chose this ship mainly for the price point and the itinerary. It was our first cruise, and a lot of the recent reviews were making me very nervous about this ship. But we found it to be perfect. Yes, it's a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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eckso

1 Review Written

First time Carnival cruiser

A group of friends wanted to get away for an extended weekend and my fiance' and I thought that was a great idea, so we all decided to go on a cruise. This was my 4th cruise, the previous 3 were with RCL. We gave ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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travelocctherapist

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Can't pay for Chick-fila and expect Ruth Chris

So we went on this cruise as a bargain trip. The price was low and our expectations were about that same. Four nights was the perfect amount of time on this ship (5 would of been fine too). The layout of the ship ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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CarnivalKris

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mixed Emotions

This ship is fairly decent for the most part. We felt the Lido Deck was lacking, the pool is small and it was always jammed with people. The food on the Lido Deck was more like glorified cafeteria style food and /or ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mmb1974usa

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good Cheap Spring Break Cruise with Kids

We chose this cruise for Easter weekend because we wanted to take the kids someplace warm for Spring break, but did not want to blow out our budget. We got a good price and we were able to drive to the port in ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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fourscoops

1 Review Written

Fun, sun, romance, and relaxation

This was our 8th cruise and we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. People ask, “which cruise is your favorite?” I always answer the one I’m on. We had a wonderful time. The crew made us feel special. We ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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KMJennings

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spring Break, Kids Ahoy!

Spring break cruise with the kids, and 900 of their friends! It was a fun experience with our two boys, 8 and 6. Camp Ocean was crazy though, so it wasn't always the best place for them. Food was so-so, you ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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unclebobg

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Food Could Be Better

We went on the short four night cruise to the Bahamas because the Port of Jacksonville is just twenty minutes down the road from us. I've been on eight or nine Carnival cruises before this and one on Royal ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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cgtcruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic

Cruise was good for the price. Embarkation and Disembarkation was good, friendly people in security which always makes me feel better. Too bad you're not allowed to take pics, I would love to get a pic of all the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Hobbsey

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not bad for a short cruise

The ship is in GREAT shape. If you are into alternative dining or lots of on-board activities then choose a different ship. Even though were had a full ship there were few problems finding seating in the shows or ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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flislandgirl

1 Review Written

Valentine's getaway

I chose the Jacksonville cruise since it's close to home. The Elation just came out of drydock and she was nicer than I expected. Embarkation went smoothly but getting off the ship was a disaster. The ship docked a ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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