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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1082 reviews
2 Awards

Family vacay

Review for Carnival Elation to the Bahamas
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Grand Vista Suite
Traveled with children

We planned a 5 day trip to Disney and decided to take a cruise. Family of 5. My husband 40, myself 40, daughter 19, son 14, and youngest daughter 8. I had no preconceived thoughts. My first cruise. I would have rather just take the money spent on this cause and booked a week long vacation at Destin, FL. The room was spacious and it accommodated us just fine. We really enjoyed our private balcony. However, it was not clean. The bathroom smelled of urine/sewage and was hard to stomach. The water was yellow that came out of the faucet. The boat was extremely rocky but I realized I was in the middle of the ocean. I felt there were surprise charges that were not properly explained. We paid them because, it is what it is. The formal dinner was a joke. The only thing I loved food wise would be Guy burgers...yum. Hong was an awesome server! He appeared everywhere. The room service food was gross. Nassau was trashy. We could not afford anything excursion at the ports. Freeport was better with a cute shopping area at port. You can not walk to or see the ocean unless you taxi out of the gates fenced port area. Again we could not afford an excursion. Let some 2 for 5 people. I was shocked at how raggedy the boat looked.

Cabin Review

Grand Vista Suite

Spacious and was fine to sleep our party of 5. Bathroom smelled horrible. They were not cleaned completely. Still dirty from previous cruisers. Gross.

Port Reviews


Looked at water through a chain fence. No beach.


Trashy port. Beach is trashy.

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