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Jacksonville Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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The worst experience ever

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Felita Gibson
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I was satisfied with the food, the cheifs table was great , our room and room service was great and the comedy show was great every thing else worst the worst it was very boring the music was the worst I've ever seen on any cruise I felt like I was a senior retirement cruise everything was chartered to Caucasians. The employees were very Nonchalant. I will never visit this ship or recommend ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Carnival Elation needs to do better!

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housingpd
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We took this cruise as a last-minute Father's Day gift, and it was close to home. Embarkation was a disater. We had an 11:30 AM embarkation time, which was not adhered to. As we entered the terminal, we were told we must check our luggage due to the size. This never happened at the other Florida ports. Then, the lines were ridiculous and long, and very few people wore masks. Once we arrived in our ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Good Experience

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cruisinwithyou
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Amazing cruise with very friendly staff. My favorite spot was the coffee bar, which had amazing coffee and excellent service. One lady named Cherry went out of her way to make each coffee better than the next. She was super sweet to talk to as well. The food was good and the desserts were Fantastic!! If you go do NOT miss the Diva Show or the Rock Show!! it was incredibly and unforgettable. You ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


This was a great cruise!

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CM1984
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We cruised on the Elation 4/23-4/28/2022. We had read so much on social media and Cruise Critic, the positive and the negatives and I was a bit concerned. So you will see here that we enjoyed our experience very much. PRIOR to CRUISE: We stayed the night before at the Crowne Plaza Airport, which provided parking for 7 days within the total cost. $5.00 for each day thereafter. They do NOT ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


BEST BIRTHDAY EVER

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hollieluvs2sail
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 as I have sailed 4 times since 2016. There is lots of live entertainment and I love the way they donate to ST. Jude as I am a cancer survivor. They make it easy for the disabled to ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Carnival Has Cheapened Their Cruises

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dlnjones
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 always told that we had to wait for the rest of the group to show up. We would then look around and find other members of our group already seated. When we asked to be seated close to them, ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

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Good service, poor ship

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SMac83
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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 coffee (that’s not in main dining and other drinks alcoholic or non) for whatever the reason- drinking water seems really far away the entire time lol. They only have water spouts in the main ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Great staff, poor debarkation planning

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Ggrainger
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 was very good. Food on lido was great. Guys burgers were really, really great! Dining room food was good but never hot. After asking to make hotter, they handled it. Panda, our server ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Bahama girls trip

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syrupcity
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 electric music with flashing lights. Singers going to the top of voice range which means I had to put hands over ears. Nice costumes and movement around stage. Avoid Kirk as a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Horrible Cruise, Terrible Service, Food was Yuck

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GingerSnap35
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 first timers to platinum cruisers. Getting on the ship was excellent. No complaints, but that's the only positive! Could not get drinks at the bar, completely overlooked several ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


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