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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2536 guests have reviewed Carnival Elation, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(2536 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples39%
Families w/older children17.4%
Singles/Friends12.8%
Families w/young children10.8%
Groups7.1%

Most Recent Reviews

Great cruise. We totally loved Atlantis in Nassau. We liked Half Moom Cay, but I wasn't impressed with it. The food was not good at all, and the staff didn't seem prepared for us. Half Moom Cay needs to be re-evalulated or vastly improved.

Dec 10th, 2018

Overall, it was a great cruise. Atlantis is nice but very expensive. If they want more people to select Atlantis for their excursion, they need to lower the price a bit. As for Half Moon Cay, the staff is not nearly as friendly as the staff on the cruise ship. The food at Half Moon Cay was horrible, and there were lots of flies in the dining area. Many of us didn't know that lunch was only for a set time. Carnival needs to make some significant improvements to their private island. The folks in the dining facility didn't seem to know what they were doing.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Exceeded Expectations

Dec 9th, 2018

Ship was recently renovated and you could tell! Not one thing was old, damaged, or used looking. My husband myself and two older children stayed in a suite with extended balcony and there was PLENTY of room. Don't have high expectations for pool. They only have one and it is crowded with kids. With that being said, we had a great time hanging out on the serenity deck or the deck above the pool on the side of the ship! We requested that the automatic gratuity be taken off at the end of the trip, as we tipped our room steward ourselves and also the bar staff, every time we got a beverage. We did not get the bev package that was offered. My husband, myself and two kids (24 years and 26 years old) drank a moderate amount. We each brought a bottle of wine onboard and consumed three of them on our 5 day cruise. My husband also purchased a bottle of Jamison while on the ship, for happy hour in our room every night. The Jamison that we purchased, coupled with our bar tab, was still less than the bev package would have been, so we were glad we didn't purchase it. Three of us get motion sickness and the wristbands we purchased from Amazon worked like a charm!!! Also had ear patches as backup but didn't need them. Read bad reviews on the JAX terminal but we thought it was awesome. Our first cruise and everyone was soooo nice and it was easy to navigate. We pre purchased parking at the terminal. The private beach was fantastic. Beautiful blue water and clean beach. You can rent snorkel gear on the beach. Zero regret that we chose Carnival Elation to Bahamas for our first cruise. It exceeded expectations. Only advice is to take the 5 day cruise not the 4 day, if it is your first one. It takes 2 days just to get into the groove. LOL.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dec 8th, 2018

This was my 8th cruise with Carnival and it was the only one I wasn’t completely thrilled with. For a ship that just got re-furbed, there was a lot not working. The crew was nice, but the food was just okay. Don’t plan on using the HUB app too much. Of the 24 in our group, only 10 could get their phones to connect to the WiFi. Was this cruise better than being home at work? Absolutely. Was it on par with the others I’ve done? No.

Enjoyable

Dec 8th, 2018

Great. Sorry I missed the Christmas cruise by one week.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Not good cabin Freeport cruise.

Dec 5th, 2018

Over all good but my concerns with the smell in the room did affect my trip.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dec 3rd, 2018

We had an awesome time on this ship during the first Halloween La Lido Loca group cruise! Meet and hung out with a lot of new friends! We can’t wait to do it again.

Ok cruise food was bad

Dec 2nd, 2018

The room and room staff was great. Dining was bad.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wonderful

Dec 2nd, 2018

My first but definitely not my last. Love the crew!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Unforgettable experienxe

Dec 1st, 2018

I traveled on the Carnival Elation for the last week of November and my family and I had an amazing time. The staff was so helpful and the cruise director made sure we were informed and entertsined.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Nice Caribbean cruise

Nov 30th, 2018

The ship, staff and entertainment was awesome!! Enjoyed our cruise

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

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