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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Elation
Bahamas
Jacksonville

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Very Good

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Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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284 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews


dlnjones avatar

dlnjones

1 Review Written

Carnival Has Cheapened Their Cruises

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I sailed with a group of ladies. The dining seated was constantly messed up to keep us together. I realize we had a large group, but what happened to assigned seating. Breakfast in the Imagination Room, we were ...
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Sail Date May 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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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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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


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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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GingerSnap35

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrible Cruise, Terrible Service, Food was Yuck

We chose this cruise because the port was close to home and we wanted just a short little long weekend trip. We have cruised before with Carnival, but first time on this ship. We had all levels of cruisers from ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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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


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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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RinaR

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Room location was awful

We are frequent cruises and lower our expectations when necessary. The ship itself was well maintained and the food was good. Guys burgers were awesome! Room service was also very good and had many free options and ...
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Sail Date March 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


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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


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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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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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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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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


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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


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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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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


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BrookeCollins328

1 Review Written

Carnival missed out of the fun.

We took this cruise to end a very bad year following the death of my father. We spent the extra money to place our grown girls in their own room. As SOON as we pulled into Jax. we got an email stating that the ports ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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New Yawker

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

An Out of Sync, Disjointed Mess

In general I would tend to give Carnival the benefit of the doubt, as it is nothing more or less than it aspires to be — a no-frills, inexpensive means of getting together with friends or family members while ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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


AtotheJ avatar

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


Prometheus1 avatar

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


Carnival Elation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.8
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family5.03.9
Enrichment3.03.2
Service5.04.1
Value For Money4.53.8
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