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We chose this cruise because the port was close to home and we wanted just a short little long weekend trip. We have cruised before with Carnival, but first time on this ship. We had all levels of cruisers from first timers to platinum cruisers. Getting on the ship was excellent. No complaints, but that's the only positive! Could not get drinks at the bar, completely overlooked several times. The food in the main dining room was HORRIBLE! The first night I ordered the flank steak, which wasn't flank steak. and it tasted straight up like chemicals! a mixture of lighter fluid and charcoal is what it tasted like. straight TERRIBLE! And the service was super slow!!! 2 1/2 hour dinner? Nowhere to get to, but too long to wait for dinner. Comedian, some guy on the 3rd night, TERRIBLE! all his jokes bombed. Can't even remember his name. Service on the rest of the boat was mediocre at best. Not as friendly as some of the other cruises I've been on. DeEmbarkment was a NIGHTMARE! 3 hours to get off the boat! HORRIBLE! I would recommend that they take this boat offline for a week or two and give the staff some time to regroup and figure out their lives before cruising out again!

Horrible Cruise, Terrible Service, Food was Yuck

Carnival Elation Cruise Review by GingerSnap35

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior
We chose this cruise because the port was close to home and we wanted just a short little long weekend trip.

We have cruised before with Carnival, but first time on this ship. We had all levels of cruisers from first timers to platinum cruisers.

Getting on the ship was excellent. No complaints, but that's the only positive!

Could not get drinks at the bar, completely overlooked several times.

The food in the main dining room was HORRIBLE! The first night I ordered the flank steak, which wasn't flank steak. and it tasted straight up like chemicals! a mixture of lighter fluid and charcoal is what it tasted like. straight TERRIBLE! And the service was super slow!!! 2 1/2 hour dinner? Nowhere to get to, but too long to wait for dinner.

Comedian, some guy on the 3rd night, TERRIBLE! all his jokes bombed. Can't even remember his name.

Service on the rest of the boat was mediocre at best. Not as friendly as some of the other cruises I've been on.

DeEmbarkment was a NIGHTMARE! 3 hours to get off the boat! HORRIBLE!

I would recommend that they take this boat offline for a week or two and give the staff some time to regroup and figure out their lives before cruising out again!
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