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49 Jacksonville Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

FoxKin avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected


We were looking for a trip in the US and this one on the Intracoastal Waterway was a good deal compared to the same trip on the same boat with Road Scholar. Based on reviews on this site we weren't sure what ...
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Sail Date March 2020

elklemi avatar


12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Suits my wants

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


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

dlnjones avatar


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

syrupcity avatar


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

terriknost avatar


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

bellamae avatar


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


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

Shimano1 avatar


3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Nice

We chose this cruise , because we have been on American Cruise Lines before and enjoy the quiet , laid back atmosphere. We also enjoy seeing beautiful, scenic areas of our own country, without the hassle of ...
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Sail Date March 2018

nc_growth avatar


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

younggranny5656 avatar


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

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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


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


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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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Meals in over 45 cruises

My wife and I selected this cruise simply to relax in pleasant weather exploring a new part of Florida for us. We arrived the day before the start of our cruise with an overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency ...
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Sail Date March 2017

allenray avatar


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

darwinfair avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expected mediocre, got worse

We chose this cruise for a smaller ship, on board lecturer, fewer passengers. We had to miss our first port due to hurricane damage and that was understandable. We missed another port due to engine problems but ...
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Sail Date November 2016

Cowgirl10 avatar


5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lived Up to Their Slogan - Perfect

American Cruise Lines has a slogan, "Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly." Yep, they certainly did it. Everything was perfect. The food was scrumptious. I liked that they offered half portions, so I was less ...
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Sail Date November 2016

nobuns9 avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mattews took us to Key West

We were suppose to go to the Bahamas but because of Mattews we had to go to Key West which was great. The Captain keep us away from the storm .I don't think we even had rain . This ship is old but still looks ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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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


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

boarderbill2 avatar


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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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Pleasant with Food a Plenty on the Independence

All in all the cruise was a total delight and we were treated very well. Not only did the waitresses and crew make the trip pleasurable, we fit in well with the age group of the passengers. We were celebrating ...
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Sail Date April 2015

GARBALU46 avatar


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

joepaul8703 avatar


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


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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