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Jacksonville to the Bahamas Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Bahamas
Jacksonville

Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

8

Average

5

Poor

4

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

352

Romantic Cruises

90

First-Time Cruisers

84

Entertainment Cruises

43

Senior Cruises

36

36 Jacksonville to the Bahamas Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


elklemi avatar

elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Suits my wants

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I sailed the Ecstasy on January 13, 2020 out of Jacksonville. I chose this cruise as it is one of their smaller ships, easy drive from Tennessee, and I had never been to Princess Cay. I take a Carnival cruise each ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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dlnjones

1 Review Written

Carnival Has Cheapened Their Cruises

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 ...
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Sail Date May 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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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


Jes2G avatar

Jes2G

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Should Do Better By Employees

This was my third cruise. The previous two were also with Carnival. This time, I realized that the cruise director is an integral part of the experience. The first two cruise directors were amazing. They were ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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nc_growth

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Surprised by the Newly Refurbished Carnival

A few years back I sailed on Carnival from Charleston and was very disappointed by the overall lack of quality on board, especially in dinning options. But three friends and I needed a break after the holidays so we ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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younggranny5656

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

I am a frequent cruiser; this was the first time out of Jacksonville port.

I choose this cruise due to ports. I have wanted to go to HMC for sometime. I drove up night before and stayed at Jacksonville Plaza and had shuttle to/fro port...hotel and shuttle only had 2 pick up times as if ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Mail Lady11 avatar

Mail Lady11

1 Review Written

Elation refurbished-clean, updated & fun

Price was right, They have upgraded added meal options and bars on Lido deck. It does not have Alchemy but it does have a bar that serves Martinis & drinks like the Alchemy which is great. Also had new EFFY store ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Coolme10 avatar

Coolme10

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Meh

The shop was very old and outdated. There wasn't much to do with kids except the kids club and pool. The service was great but one of the staff members lost my kids sail and sign card. The food was average nothing ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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jhoecannon

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Half Moon Cay

We had a great time... the staff was all very friendly... and, the food was great! Our dinner staff headed by Danilo and his team was super. And our breakfast every day at Imagination was excellent and one of the ...
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Sail Date May 2016


SamuelK avatar

SamuelK

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Time, Highly Recommended

This was only our second cruise and they were 32 years apart. Great value, we enjoyed the shows the comedians the food even though they charge extra now for lobster...The weather was a bit cool and we only got sun ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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boarderbill2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nov 2, 2015 cruise from Jacksonville to Freeport and Nassau

We drove from Port Stanley, Ontario and stayed overnight in Savannah, Ga Sunday night. An easy 2 hour drive to Jacksonville Fl on Monday morning. Sunday night in Savannah we visited River Street and had an awesome ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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GARBALU46

12 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fascination Jan 31, 2015

We are retired and platinum members. We were in Florida for a few weeks and decided to extend our vacation. We knew what to expect as we had taken the ship many years ago. The port of Jacksonville was different in ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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joepaul8703

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Made 2 Order

Two active & Vibrant Seniors - Very pleased with Carnival. Great mix of people from Seniors, families, old & young.. A great blend of folks and NEVER a problem with the "supposed party image". But; plenty of fun to ...
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Sail Date October 2014


deacon721 avatar

deacon721

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable cruse at a reasonable price.

Just back from a 5 night cruise with my wife to the Bahamas on Carnival Fascination. Wanted to get away for a few days and this is a cruise port that is only 4 hours away and the cruise pricing is low, compared to ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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vhash77

2 Reviews Written

The perks of a smaller ship

This was our 4th cruise with Carnival, 3rd on a smaller ship. The Fasnicaition is tastefully decorated with deep rich colors. We had no problems boarding at the port, check in around 12:30 and went straight to our ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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wally437

8 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Again

We decided to take my mother-in-law on a cruise for her 75th birthday and chose Fascination again. This is our 5th trip on Fascination and having just went about a month and a half before it was good to see a lot of ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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wally437

8 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Ever!

We were on a 5 day from 21 June to 26 June and it was our 4th trip on the Fascination. We last went on her back in January and it was pretty awful to tell the truth. The crew just seemed unhappy and were for the ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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wally437

8 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Third time and it lost its charm

This was our third cruise on the Fascination and second in six months. Our past experience had been very positive so we were looking forward to another trip on a ship we were very familiar with. It was a ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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bobpattiw

1 Review Written

Great Value

This was my 7th cruise on the Fascination. It is a better value that just to go to the beach or anywhere. This cruise was less than $200 each and yes it was an inside cabin. Who cares. This was our 7th cruise in the ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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antique sailor

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

VERY PLEASANT SURPRIZE

AHOY SHIPMATES I live 11 miles from the port but never had the urge to travel on Carnival until DW and friend did the 7 day cruise in May 13. They came home with RAVE reviews, and believe me , they can be "picky". ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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grampycruiser

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise but lied to by Carnival about casino cash credit

My wife and I sailed on the Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville on April 27, 2013, a 5 night cruise to Nassau and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. We booked this cruise mainly because of Half Moon Cay (Carnival's ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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cuppettmd

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

My Fascinating Halloween Cruise

Hey, Ya'll; This is a short version of our Halloween cruise on the Fascination. This was our 5th time on this ship! We keep coming back because we Love It! Embark was great as usual, Jax. is very easy to maneuver, ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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