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First time Carnival cruiser. Cruised on holland America multiple times. Inside cabin - roomy and staff was super. Always spotless!! Shows were good though somewhat similar. Comedy was good. . Cruise director was very good. Food on lido was great. Guys burgers were really, really great! Dining room food was good but never hot. After asking to make hotter, they handled it. Panda, our server was super - best of any cruise we’ve been on. Always ask for her. Only bad staff were bartenders at casino bar. Slow with attitudes! Ports of call embarkation / debarkation was fast and easy. Big downer was leaving when we returned to Jacksonville. Had to be Out of our cabin by 8:30. Our deck wasn’t called till 10 and then another 1/2 hour before we were off of the ship. We got a porter which cut out 45 minutes in line for immigration. They definitely need some help there! All in all great value for the money!

Great staff, poor debarkation planning

Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Ggrainger

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior
First time Carnival cruiser. Cruised on holland America multiple times. Inside cabin - roomy and staff was super. Always spotless!!

Shows were good though somewhat similar. Comedy was good. . Cruise director was very good. Food on lido was great. Guys burgers were really, really great! Dining room food was good but never hot. After asking to make hotter, they handled it. Panda, our server was super - best of any cruise we’ve been on. Always ask for her. Only bad staff were bartenders at casino bar. Slow with attitudes!

Ports of call embarkation / debarkation was fast and easy.

Big downer was leaving when we returned to Jacksonville. Had to be Out of our cabin by 8:30. Our deck wasn’t called till 10 and then another 1/2 hour before we were off of the ship. We got a porter which cut out 45 minutes in line for immigration. They definitely need some help there!

All in all great value for the money!
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Cabin 4E U138 / U110
Clean - great staff
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