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Carnival Elation Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,144 Reviews

Great sail!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review by rc4music2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Porthole

This was our family cruise. Nine of us sailed aboard the Elation and had a wonderful time. We had sailed on this ship before and were not disappointed. We had 3 first time cruisers with us, and now they are hooked. This ship made a great impression on them. Crew and staff were extremely helpful and quick to respond on all matters is or concerns.

Our cruise director did a fantastic job and was everywhere making fun for all. Shows were good and we enjoyed them all. Had seen couple of them on another cruise, but these guys and girls really put Their heart in it! Great singing and dancing.

Tried to enter corn hole competition but filled up too quickly. Bummer! We did have 2 of our family make it on stage for Hasbro game, although they did not win they enjoyed playing. Played shuffleboard and enjoyed pools and slides. Lots of room for working on tans, and played putt-putt. Was wanting to play bocci, but no pieces? Went to art show, however I did not stay. Have bought several pieces prior, but seemed to be same art on each ship.

Had a 7 year old that had a blast! Loved kids camp and eating ice cream. Made lots of new friends.

Food was good as usual,dinning room staff was superb. Always attentive to each of us and fun to be with. Made us feel at home and worked very hard. We did early dinning,and enjoyed some new items on menu, I think 1 was called mungo and the other was la Madera. Both were very tasty, recommend!

Grand Turk was beautiful, took your of island through local taxi service. Driver was not very talkful,perhaps because we said we had been there before. Saw lighthouse on far end of island, and previous area where navy used to be. When you get off ship here, swimming area is to the left. A little rocky but still nice and calm. Ship is right there. Carnival has chairs and umbrellas, but got to get there early. Go to your right however and get a great massage from a mother and son team that are great and reasonably priced...not $150 like on board ship!

Amber cove was nice as well,took your here from locals too. This guy was great! Went to amber museum, saw government houses, beautiful church and street full of umbrellas. The beach was nice, but the waves of were awful. Need to be a good swimmer here. Very strong under current as well. Word of warning,don't be taken in by ladies offering free foot massage. They do 1 minute free and continue on without asking, then want to charge you.

Overall this was a great cruiseship and cruise. Look forward to our next one. This was number 26! Never enough cruise!!

Had porthole room, which was kept spotless. Had anawesome issue with smoke smell, I which was addressed quickly and room sterilized. Great team on this ship!

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Cabin Review


Room was of good size. No couch,so it made room seem bigger.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Beautiful beach called Sousa beach. Be careful of waves and undertow! Take your through the locals,about $25 each. See mountain from Jurassic park! Amber museum very educational. Look for guys in green shirts.

Grand Turk

Not very informative. Get yourself a massage at the beach area, as you leave pier turn right. These guys do a great job, and nothing else like hearing waves, feeling breeze and getting massaged. Joel and his mom are great!

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