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Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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1091 reviews
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Just off Elation
"Pros Cheap Hardly any lines anywhere Sitting outside at Buffet Cons Basic room Dining room food wasn’t great Getting off in Amber Cove Excursion in AmberDay 4 At sea Brunch again, not as nice as last time, my salad was supposed to have kale and spinach but was romaine, when I asked about it I was told they didn't have kale on the ship, the steak wasn't filet either and the waiter replaced it...."Read More
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This was a great cruise!

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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CM1984
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We cruised on the Elation 4/23-4/28/2022. We had read so much on social media and Cruise Critic, the positive and the negatives and I was a bit concerned. So you will see here that we enjoyed our experience very much. PRIOR to CRUISE: We stayed the night before at the Crowne Plaza Airport, which provided parking for 7 days within the total cost. $5.00 for each day thereafter. They do NOT ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Promo cards for pictures

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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Karivas
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I purchased pix from one of the dinner night, and received a special offer with a butterfly cards which had expire date of 9/30/22 however when I went online the offer had already expired on 3/31/22. Didn't appreciate receiving invalid promo. The pictures were great if was hard to only pick one set, but they are a bit pricey and the special promos help the value but if they are invalid that is not ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Disappointed

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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mightykasey14
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Went to amber cove and grand turk for spring break. If you go on cruises for the food this ship is definitely not for you! The buffet breakfast was just about the same everyday. Eggs were absolutely the worse eggs i have ever seen in my life. The trays with the eggs had atleast a half in of water on top of them. Previous trips on carnival were ok food wise but this one was different. Even ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Disappointed!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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Wini56
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I chose to sail on Carnival Elations because the cruise line is fun. This was not the case on the 5 day cruise that I took with family. The food was awful, you have a bit over 1500 or more guests on a cruise, and you put only 4-5 entrees on the buffet 1-2 meats, mash potatoes, grilled veggies that were awful and the menu never changed. The clumped rice, hard rolls. The breakfast wasn’t any better, ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Not what I was Expecting

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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raine1084
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I chose this cruise because it was zero dollars and I just had to pay port fees. The food on board was not appetizing. The buffet had a small selection of choices. Desserts tasted like they had just been taken out of the refrigerator. There wasn't much to do on the cruise. The excursion to Amber cove was a bore and the food there wasn't good either. Bathroom in the room always smelled horrible and ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Great Time!

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buttons25
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our family enjoys going on cruises and try and go every year once or twice. Except last year we had 4 canceled on us because of Covid. We have cruised Carnival most of the time. Have been on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Carnival is much more family friendly. I read the reviews for the ELATION before they dry docked her last year. WOW! Not good...OUR Service was terrific in the main dining room. ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


Love a Small Ship!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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vacationmary
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our third time to sail on Elation. It’s the oldest and smallest ship in the Carnival fleet. This is our 18th cruise and we’ve been on the largest and smallest ships and might like the Elation the best due to its small size (less walking) and the outdoor eating area in the buffet. Yes, it’s got some rusty spots but as we’ve learned the only difference in the largest and smallest ships is ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


An older ship with an incredible crew!

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Neededavacationnow
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted a five day cruise on Carnival leaving out of Cape Canaveral in January. We booked in early November, so the new stricter vaccination protocols hadn’t started yet. Carnival was in constant communication with us regarding their requirements, I am very thankful for that. The ship although somewhat older, was pristine, everyone wearing masks, and the crew was so kind and professional as ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Carnival is not up to par as pre Covid cruising

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Benelli2015
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise since it had Bimini, Bahamas and Half Moon Cay and NOT Nassau. Our port of call to Half Moon got switched to Nassau. Very disappointing as I’ve been there many times and not impressed. Carnival would not give anything to compensate for change 7 days prior to sailing. The safety briefing is better now as when you get on ship you go right to do briefing and only takes 5 ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Fun time but lots of improvement possible

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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wldct97
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This was our first Carnival cruise and it did not meet our expectations. Several areas were done well but as our title says, there was a lot of room for improvement. We had a lot of fun but our expectations was that Carnival as FUN, FUN, FUN & we did not see that. Paully (Cruise Director) & his team were awesome!! The Love & Marriage show was very funny & the contestants were easy to root ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Traveled with disabled person


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