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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1069 reviews
2 Awards

Engine was broken in port - so we ended up in Nassau

Review for Carnival Elation to the Eastern Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Ocean View
Traveled with children

What a complete joke of a cruise. The ship is completely outdated, the food is subpar and not being able to actually go to your destination makes it a very frustrating experience. There was a billow of black smoke pouring out of one side of the stacks as we were about to depart. I knew something was wrong right away. Then the proceeded to take us into 10-15ft swell while telling us that we're not going to make our destinations due to engine problems. Incremental weather I understand but engine problems? I'd that's the case refund us instead of offering some measly ship credit. They should have decommissioned this ship because everything about is old. The pool holds 50 people max with a 2000+ people on board. The 3 jacuzzis are smaller than my bath tub at home and the decor is something out of an 80's movie. Somehow the stars on Cruise Critic show 4 but you can see its actually less than 3.5 stars.....

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Ocean View

Cabin 6E
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