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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Bahamas
Jacksonville

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

8

Average

6

Poor

7

Terrible

6

Cruise type

Family Cruises

352

Romantic Cruises

90

First-Time Cruisers

84

Entertainment Cruises

43

Senior Cruises

36

43 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


pipsy26 avatar

pipsy26

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

If I could give this entire cruise a negative rating, I would.

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I have been on 3 Carnival Cruises and my wife has been on nearly 10 of them and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had on a cruise. First, I realize that we cannot control the weather but as another ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Tara_belle92

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do not go on this boat

I have been on 7 carnival cruises and I have enjoying every single one of them. This cruise was very dirty, the boat was very old, and there was rust everywhere. The bartenders at every single bar I'm not ...
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Sail Date August 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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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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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


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


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supermayita

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Above and beyond my expectations!

This cruise matched perfectly my kids fall break and it was the reason we chose it. We got the extended balcony Grand Suite and had priority embarkation and debarkation. We are not heavy drinkers so we did not get ...
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Sail Date October 2018


TonyBio1 avatar

TonyBio1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise and Friendly Staff!!!

My wife and I were celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and we decided let's celebrate it onboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Elation. This would be our 3rd Carnival Cruise Ship we boarded; twice to Jamaica and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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shelsid

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MY FIRST CRUISE.....NOW I'M HOOKED!

Keep in mind I have nothing to compare to, but they sure did make my first time great. The cabins were of decent size, similar to a small hotel room. I chose a cabin with the round window and it had a little nook ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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janeldaleduff

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some good..some bad

Embarkation Once we got on the boat we were informed of the safety training. There were only 18 life boats. Very clear..that's not enough. They made several announcements as to what time the training would be and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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karen1229

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of our BEST vacations EVER!

We had a great cruising vacation!. First let me say to those that frown upon carnival as being the cheap low end cruise line..let me say ..cheap is not the word.. but great value, food, entertainment, service are ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Charbug avatar

Charbug

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wow, what a week!!

We chose this cruise because of the gospel celebration going on...everything was great.. Getting on the ship was no problem at all...our departure was delayed due to fog about 5 hours because port was closed, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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cruisehopper29

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good small ship-refurbished

I chose the ship because close to home 6 hours away and inexpensive. The entertainment was great. The rock show outstanding. The band sunset blvd was excellent. The only problem they were near the casino so some ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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draggonsgate

5 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Elation to Half Moon Cay

Wanting to return to Half Moon Cay, we booked this cruise. We sailed on the Elation 2 years ago out of New Orleans to Cozumel, and the old girl was showing her age. Her recent drydock and redo did wonders. The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Nicolecruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was just OK.

We chose this cruise because it was close to home and sounded like a fun get away. While it was nice weather to lay out in, there wasn't much to do. The DJ's did a great job playing music that was fairly family ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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firecpte11

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers who had an Excellent time

My wife and I are first time cruisers, and the Carnival Elation was an excellent choice to get our feet wet. The embarkation was a lengthy process, even with FTTF. We were told that there were passengers who had not ...
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Sail Date November 2017


ptin avatar

ptin

1 Review Written

Disappointed

This ship was supposed to have been recently updated but there were many things that did not work. 2-3 elevators were out the entire cruise, 2 whirlpools did not work and maintenance were replacing/repairing tiles ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Romanoinfl avatar

Romanoinfl

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

There were a few good things to mention about this cruise. The staff was very friendly and helpful...especially the wait staff in Imagination restaurant. We elected to eat here at night because their other ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Fishtales6

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Carnival should have cancelled this debacle.

Long time cruisers, Gold CCL members. We booked this cruise for 2 reasons: (1) for a refurbed Elation with a month long dry dock before our cruise date and (2) for HMC. We accept that CCL can't control weather. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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awsomemom

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

TRAVELED WITH DANCE TEAM /FAMILY

The cruise was chosen for us by dance director, but it was perfect. The size of the boat was perfect. It was too small nor too big, we could locate each other within 15 min. Our room had 3 adults in it, we had a ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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vanjello

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ok for beginners

We chose this cruise because our friends were looking at something relatively affordable and not bad of a drive. The ship is older and smaller, but some public areas are nice, especially the promenade, atrium, spa, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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coldduck22

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise!

We had a great time on the elation. This was our fourth cruise. We went with four other couples two of which were first time cruisers. They thoroughly enojoyed their time on the ship. The ship is a little dated, I ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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dolaher

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great for the Money

This was a last minute Spring Break cruise - brought 7 college kids with two of us Moms (yes, we are brave). There was a nice mix of passengers, but mainly college spring break age (between 18-23). That said, it ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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mclouden

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

In September 2016, we did this very same cruise and enjoyed it greatly and thought we would try it again because we wanted to enjoy some warm weather at the end of winter. Having booked this , we asked for the very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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angelasheffler

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hot cabin... No relief!

Ship is old and in my opinion should be retired... Cabin was outdated, tiles in shower are falling off the walls and very poor air conditioning. TV might as well have been an old 1970 floor model with very few ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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