Took my first Carnival cruise on the Elation from Jacksonville, FL - Nassau Bahamas 11/13~11/18/23 with myself and my teenager son. This was my second cruise overall, the first having been on Royal Caribbean in 2021.
Worst mistake ever.
Boarding was pretty smooth. Zero complaints. Upon boarding, went to Guy's burger place on deck 10 and it was rather delicious. Sailing out was everything I expected it to be: Happy, loud music, excited people on board.