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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Bahamas
Jacksonville

Traveler rating

Excellent

140

Very Good

81

Average

54

Poor

40

Terrible

31

Cruise type

Family Cruises

352

Romantic Cruises

90

First-Time Cruisers

84

Entertainment Cruises

43

Senior Cruises

36

352 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


greenbirdk avatar

greenbirdk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship needs better dining room quality of food and cleaner outside windows.

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Friends booked this cruise and we decided to join also. Have been on this ship a few years ago and decor is nice except for sewage small emanating from around Atrium at all levels. We were informed that they 'were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jetsfan58

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy Review - 1-27-2020

Good afternoon. We just returned from this Cruise. It was very nice overall and a very nice family getaway. Our oldest son achieved his Platinum status on this cruise so he was elated. We are a family of four. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jcookejr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lower decks smell of raw sewage....

Cruised the carnival ecstasy with huge family and could not have been more disappointed. This was our 4th carnival cruise and it had been about two years since our previous. Since then, so many things have changed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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yankeenurse

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Christmas Cruise

This was a trip 8 months in the making. 16 members of our family boarded the Ecstasy on December 21,2019. We were beyond excited to be spending Christmas/Hannukah at sea. We were all on the Empress deck which is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sailorpetes

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Smelly, messy, waiting, annoying

We have used Carnival for many years and have enjoyed it and considered it a good value for a vacation. Traffic, waiting in line to get on and off the ship is expected and a concession you’re willing to make when ...
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Sail Date December 2019


rc4music2 avatar

rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Still a great deal.

Over 20 cruises with Carnival. Each one an experience. Although this ship is a little old now,she is still a fun ship. Great staff on this ship makes the voyage lots f of fun and entertaining. Cam,the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pipsy26

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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


MandaR avatar

MandaR

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time family cruise

I rely heavily on reviews when planning my vacations. I tend to start my trip feeling pretty well informed on the good, bad and ugly to expect. I am also not one to complain and would much rather write a 5/5 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Jcbl

1 Review Written

The ship smells of sewage!!

Do not book a cruise on this ship!!!! It smells of sewage !! Very disgusting !! Although the food and entertainment was decent it wasn't worth dealing with the awful smell thru out the boat. With so many ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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evamariesegovia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

This was my first cruise, and I have to say that everyone I interacted with (with the occasional exception) was truly FANTASTIC! Cam (the Cruise Director) was phenomenal; the bar staff including Lulu, Hery, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


shepink72 avatar

shepink72

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst food ever

So to start this review it must be known that this was my 13th cruise and 3rd on Carnival. I selected Ecstasy because it fit my travel time and location. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze. That was very good. ...
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Sail Date July 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


Ggrainger avatar

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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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


RinaR avatar

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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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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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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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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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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MamaTeapot

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Small ship, loads of fun

Our kids loved it, my Inlaws had a great time, and my husband an di had a great time!!! The staff were very kind and not robotic and depressed like. The excursions were way too expensive for us so we didn't partake, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Small ship big adventure

Carnival always provides an exciting and adventurous cruise. This was our 23rd with them, and we took along 20 other friends and family. We chose this ship as it was only 5 hours from home. Also, the ship was small ...
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Sail Date November 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


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terriknost

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Much better than reviews indicated!

19th cruise, 9th with Carnival and this was the best ship out of Jax so far! M148 was large with converting twins, no elevator noise and excellent room stewards! Don’t buy the alcohol package, the ship ran out ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bellamae

1 Review Written

Carnival Elation

This was my first time on a Carnival Cruise. I didn't like it at all. The service was great from everyone that worked there though.however the cruise itself was disappointing. This ship is really dated and it shows. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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