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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,107 reviews

Carnival Elation needs to do better!

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Elation
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2022
Cabin: Interior

We took this cruise as a last-minute Father's Day gift, and it was close to home. Embarkation was a disater. We had an 11:30 AM embarkation time, which was not adhered to. As we entered the terminal, we were told we must check our luggage due to the size. This never happened at the other Florida ports. Then, the lines were ridiculous and long, and very few people wore masks. Once we arrived in our stateroom, we discovered that by running the water in the bathroom sink, the water left a brownish/orange stain on the washcloth. Naturally, we were alarmed and called guest services. A floor supervisor arrived; needless to say, the water problem was never resolved. What a disappointment!

Teenagers took over the ship at night, running wildly on the staircases and the walkways without regard to other passengers. Security had their hands full, trying to keep the teenagers in check, especially on the last night of the cruise.

Now, for the "Express Debarkation," which was anything but. On the last day of the cruise, the former cruise director gave a seminar, explaining he knew what worked about debarkation. But, no, he didn't. We wanted Express Debarkation, which entailed keeping our luggage and being called off the ship first by our muster station, ahead of those passengers who checked their luggage the previous night. However, when calling the second muster station (out of 6), passengers with checked luggage were also called. Apparently, the cruise director must have forgotten his seminar from the previous day; muster stations were supposed to exit first.

Cabin Review


The Interior cabin was kept very clean, but the water was brownish/orange. So be sure to check the water in your cabin. Let it run warm on a washcloth for 10-15 minutes and look at the result.

Port Reviews


This port was close to home. We will hesitate to use this port again.

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