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Jacksonville to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Eastern Caribbean
Jacksonville

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44 Jacksonville to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


CMP.JVP avatar

CMP.JVP

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pacefamily

1 Review Written

Smaller ship - longer cruise!

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 - ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Qchell

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small ship did not disappoint

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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kassimer1

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not much to do

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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DeltaMu

1 Review Written

Honeymooners

We chose this cruise as our honeymoon. We had a great time - except for when my husband lost his wedding ring at Half Moon Cay. Due to searching the ocean for 2 hours we got really sunburned, so we spent most of our ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ddeblonde

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never stay in a room BELOW THE GALLEY!!

This was the 3rd time we have taken this cruise out of San Juan and the other 2 times was on the VALOR--which we loved...the Fascination was such a let down and much too small of a ship. Our inside cabin was ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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allenray

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Older is Okay

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+ ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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countrydave

1 Review Written

old worn ship

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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tonyvikki

1 Review Written

We got what we paid for.

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, ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Barnhartopia

1 Review Written

Bang for the Buck

We are relatively new to cruising but have quickly fallen in love with the spoiled lifestyle on the ships. This is our 3rd cruise in 2 years and we are going again in December. We have only gone on Carnival at this ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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BuckeyeJewel

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

We're planning to go again!!

We flew into Jacksonville the morning of day of departure. We caught a cab and headed to the port. Getting onto the ship went very smoothly. Everyone was courteous and all went well. It was just before noon when ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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vanredmond

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Brutal

Staff is short handed, worn out, and depressed. I get the feeling the are trying the best they can but they don't have the tools or resources that are needed. Seems like this ship is where cruise service careers ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Lovinglife11

1 Review Written

Fun time, but not my favorite.

We stayed at the Hampton Inn at Jacksonville Airport, it was very nice and convenient to the port. The breakfast is always a nice touch and one less thing to worry about. Embarkation was easy and very quick. We did ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Pattylibrarian

2 Reviews Written

Rough start

First of all, I had planned a 4-night cruise on the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa in November. Due to a fatal accident on I-75 I was held up in traffic for 4 hours and along with misleading directions to the port ...
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Sail Date December 2014


James 51 avatar

James 51

1 Review Written

Great time

This was our second time on this ship ,we live in jacksonville so when we need a break we go,I dont know what all the complaining is about ,but we find nothing wrong with the ship or port .easy on easy off,ship is ...
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Sail Date November 2014


Professor69 avatar

Professor69

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fascination

We arrived at JaxPort by automobile. Jacksonville is close to home and one of my favorite ports because of the ease of getting there and parking. Embarkation is usually fairly easy at JAX. There were more people in ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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silverpenguin

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Second Great Fascination Vacation

This is the second cruise on the Fascination for DH and I, and also our second cruise overall in recent years. We live within driving distance to the port, so we drove down the morning of embarkation and parked at ...
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Sail Date May 2014


kruth70 avatar

kruth70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NiceThanksgiving cruise

EMBARKATION: easy with RTF. OV room nice -Steward good. Weather: stank. I usually get a balcony room but glad I got OV. Balconies were closed most of treat I o due to very rough seas. Couldn't use pool due to ...
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Sail Date November 2013


chipguy avatar

chipguy

3 Reviews Written

Good low cost cruise

We are regular cruisers. Usually between Royal and Carnival. We have been on Fascination before, so we knew what to expect. The check in process was pretty quick, even though we got to the port at peak time. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2013


lingram001 avatar

lingram001

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fascination May 11th Cruise

I’m a married cruise virgin who is a father of 3 taking our first cruise vacation. For the journey, it’s my wife, two daughters (11 & 17) and my son who is 18 months. From Ohio, we traveled down to Jacksonville ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Mac9624

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Time!!!

We were on the only 7 day voyage out of Jacksonville this year and our expectations were not high knowing that it was an older ship and did not have all the bells and whistles. They certainly exceeded our ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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cruisergirl2002

1 Review Written

Fascinating Fascination

My brother and I are veteran cruisers. My brother has done 11 cruises and I have sailed 17. We brought our cousin along this time for his first ever cruise. This was the Fascinations 1st 7 day cruise...it was GREAT! ...
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Sail Date May 2013


owlfan83 avatar

owlfan83

1 Review Written

Great trip!

This was my 1st solo cruise so I was a little nervous, but it was great. Met a great group of guys in the Imagination dining room the 1st night and hung out with them and a couple from Illinois the entire trip. The ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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bigskyjim

1 Review Written

Disappointed in the Fascination

We just returned from a 5 day cruise aboard the Carnival Fascination. We embarked without any problem at all. Once aboard the ship we were able to check into our cabin right away, however it was about 2 hours ...
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Sail Date February 2013


Meredith625 avatar

Meredith625

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Carnival Didn't Quite Meet Expectations

Our cruising experience is with Royal Caribbean, which we always enjoyed. We chose Carnival for a few reasons: -- Timing of this cruise worked well with my daughter's college break -- Carnival has the ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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