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Jacksonville to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful small ship

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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dreamtown1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

the entertainment was great we had such a good time at all of the shows we didn't attend the hasbro game show though maybe next time. We really enjoyed playing bingo and I loved the clue game it kept you going everyday to places to find clues hopefully they will start some kind of whodunnit on all the ships. Lido food was really good and as always Guys burgers was better than best dining room food ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Do not go Carnival

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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Brennan005
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Worst cruise i have ever taken. First night no fresh towels, watered down drinks, had cheers package told i couldn’t have Tito’s when i had it previous days. Cold dinners, lastly had a massage and showed up for my time and they tell me they changed it to 30 minutes later. The massage was the worst the lady was pulling my hair. Bartender at the casino avoided me every single time then when i asked ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Enjoyed the 7 night itinerary versus the normal 4 or 5 night Bahama only cruise

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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CMP.JVP
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I selected this cruise, because it was 7 nights with an itinerary we have never been to. We live in Jacksonville, which makes it a very convenient port. This was our 3rd time out of Jacksonville, but first time on the Carnival Ecstasy, previously we sailed on the Carnival Elation out of Jacksonville. The embarkation and disembarkation progress has really been simplified, last year we got ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Smell and Dirty Water

Review for Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Eastern

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GACruiser1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Reason we chose this cruise: It was in a day drive, low budget and fit into fall break for our teen. Embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth and efficient. Ship was old and dated and many of the areas on the ship had cosmetic issues - tiles off of walls, cracks and rust. After the second night in the dining room we successfully found a great service team that we stuck with for ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Smaller ship - longer cruise!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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pacefamily
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to do a week cruise on one of the smaller ships...thus we chose the Elation for the job. Normally this ship runs to the Bahamas, which we have actually taken on her. We were onboard prior to the refit - which was a surprising uplift to the vessel. Since our adult daughter was coming along, we got a suite for the obvious extra room...good move. The Grand Suite was a bit smaller than ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

Traveled with children


Small ship did not disappoint

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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Qchell
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

It's been a number of years since we sailed on a Fantasy class ship, but I recalled the pace feeling less frantic, not feeling crowded and having incredible service. Elation did not disappoint and reaffirmed those remembrances. There was never a venue, dining room, bar, deck, etc that we were unable to easily find a seat in. Service was generally top notched and there was always something to ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


Not much to do

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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kassimer1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised many times and this was the worse ship ever. There was nothing to do. Our room was an interior. I usually love interior rooms because they are so dark it makes sleeping easy. Not on this ship. There is a big crack all around the door letting the hallway light spill in. The way the bed was set up every time I rolled over light was shining in my face. The room was stated for 4 ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


Older is Okay

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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allenray
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Jacksonville is a convenient drive-to port, and we had not been aboard the Carnival Elation previously. Booking our first back-to-back cruises, total 10 days, we were optimistic that we would not be bored. As 80+ though active passengers, we especially appreciate the perks of being "platinum" Carnival cruisers. With early check in, we went directly to our prepared cabin to unload minimal ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


old worn ship

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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countrydave
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

chose this trip for convenience and price i guess....i can't recommend this ship......needs a remodeling, badly. the smell of raw sewage near the end was sickening, of course, and.should never be allowed. the bedding was beyond worn out. it was our third cruise with carnival in twelve months and overall we enjoyed the first two more. I've found carnivals crews to be friendly and hard working, ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


We got what we paid for.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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tonyvikki
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

First if you are wanting a classy cruise, THIS IS NOT IT! The ship is old but clean. Our bed was comfortable but our friends bed was hard and not comfortable at all. We had a picture tube television in our room, kinda weird. The food was not very good. The food at dinner was so so quality. It seemed to all taste the same each night. Steak was tough one night but ok another night. The stage ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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