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Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Nice Ship, not so nice crowd
"I will start by saying we have cruised 5 different cruise lines, this was our first Carnival cruise. Yes we have heard a lot of negatives so we were prepared for the worst! However I must say the Elation is in very..."Read More
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jlprete5

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Worst Cruise Ever!!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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Liz-Sem

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

My two best friends and I planned a Birthday trip for this cruise back in August. All of our birthdays are in January and the destinations (Dominican Republic & Turks and Caicos) seemed so perfect. Everything was going smoothly up until the very first night. We experienced extreme rockiness aboard the ship. The ship was making very unusual sounds that had many of us scared. This was my 3rd cruise ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Ship really needs a designer that knows fun

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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TheBearAK

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my second time on the Elation, first was pre-2017 upgrades. Pros: Great crew, lots of potential for entertainment. Our stateroom (on G deck) was great. Embarkation at Port Canaveral is the smoothest I've been through. Some of the restaurants were good. Guys burgers is you get a burger on a bun and then build it yourself. Really nothing special, but still decent. The Taco ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Not a Good Experience

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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sdvenable

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

Let me first start off by saying we departed the port 3hrs late!!! I already had reservations when arriving at the port because the boat was smaller and looked older. The boat’s stops were Amber Cove and Grand Turk. As we were attempting to leave the port someone had a medical emergency (I had no problem with that but will explain my frustration). We set sail on Sat and were at sea on Sun. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


Disappointed with Carnival Cruise # 8

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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RobbPolo143

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Mid winter 50 TH birthday cruise on the Carnival Elation, Some good, some bad and some real ugly. For the record this was my families 8 TH Carnival Cruise since 2013 and our 12 TH cruise overall. This ship is in desperate need of the dry dock scheduled for next month. I was surprised on how much rust was on the exterior of this ship but not all was bad. We had two rooms E-52 & E-56 and also we ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Good not Great

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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dardar14701

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We were just on Carnival Elation for a 5 night cruise. Overall the cruise was good, as it had some things we really liked and some things that were kind of lacking. We did not have any problem with our cabin and our room attendant was attentive and got anything we wanted, i.e. extra pillows , two buckets of ice, and a chair so I could sit up if needed to with my bad back. On the positive note, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Friendliest staff

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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Tracy_A7X

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I chose this particular cruise for the stops in Grand Turk and Amber Cove, and was not disappointed! Embarkation was smooth, fast, and well organized. Because our transportation got us to the port earlier that the time I signed up to board, I was afraid I would have to wait until my designated time but we got right on the boat with no issues or delays. We had Faster to the Fun, which is ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Fab time on the Feb Elation

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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lesters

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This is a ship that isn’t a big topic on the boards (unless there was something to complain about it seemed) so I am happy to add some information to future cruisers considering the Elation or some info for those of you already booked! To give some context for my review – on this cruise it was myself and husband (both 45) and our 16 yo daughter. This was our 6th Carnival and 7th cruise. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


It's what you make of it

Review for Carnival Elation to Bahamas

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crusinbruin

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We are experienced cruisers who generally avoid Carnival, but in this case found a price that was tough to beat and a schedule that worked perfectly. Despite boarding the ship with a questionable attitude, we found ourselves having fun more often than not. The Pros: 1. Our oceanview cabin was surprisingly attractive, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was perfectly functionable, if a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Worst Cruise by far

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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CruiseDad23

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

This was not my first Carnival cruise and have had several very pleasant experiences in the past. We booked this cruise with my Mother-in-Law after the recent passing of my father-in-law and wanted to spread his ashes in the sea. I was initially caught disappointed when we found out we would have to pay full-fare for my 1-year old. According to the Carnival booking agent, it was because this was a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with children


Entry level cruise, nothing overly good or bad

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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hotwired875

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

First of all, any of us that can go on ANY cruise need to get on their knees and thank God we can do so. That being said, this cruise on the Elation in early January was a nice little "entry level" cruise. Honestly if you've never cruised, you'll probably like it. I found it lacking in a lot of areas, but honestly, for the money, it was a good value and that's what we were looking for. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


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