2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Our kids loved it, my Inlaws had a great time, and my husband an di had a great time!!! The staff were very kind and not robotic and depressed like. The excursions were way too expensive for us so we didn't partake, but got off the boat at ... Read More
Our kids loved it, my Inlaws had a great time, and my husband an di had a great time!!! The staff were very kind and not robotic and depressed like. The excursions were way too expensive for us so we didn't partake, but got off the boat at Nassau and took a taxi to a local beach passed junkaroo. It was alright but lots of seaweed. Buffets and all were great but not spectacular. The drink package prices are way too much for us bc we only want to drink one night, but then every drink is like $10 so, we just drank the wine we brought. Cam the cruise director was amazing. On the last day fog held us on the boat for many hours but the crew, if they didn't know what they were doing, tried their best to make us all happy!!!! I love the crew and the boat and miss it terribly!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Carnival always provides an exciting and adventurous cruise. This was our 23rd with them, and we took along 20 other friends and family. We chose this ship as it was only 5 hours from home. Also, the ship was small enough for 1st timers to ... Read More
Carnival always provides an exciting and adventurous cruise. This was our 23rd with them, and we took along 20 other friends and family. We chose this ship as it was only 5 hours from home. Also, the ship was small enough for 1st timers to get around easy. It is big enough as well to get away from everyone for some private time. Half Moon Cay is also one of our favorite ports. This private island really is a relaxing place. Weather was beautiful and sailing lots of fun. Entertainment was great, Cam the cruise director made each day fun. Singers and dancers were excellent, however we did not care for one show called "Divas". Otherwise the rest of shows were great. Only saw one comedian, he was ok. Lots of events are happening at same time, so you have to pick and choose. Get anytime dinning when possible. We were booked for early dinning and had to stick to time schedule, which caused us to miss some things we would have liked to have done. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
The staff is what makes this cruise so great. We werent overly impressed with the food options or the dining experience. Bar service was some of the best I ever received. We were disappointed that the pool was closed 2 of the 4 full days ... Read More
The staff is what makes this cruise so great. We werent overly impressed with the food options or the dining experience. Bar service was some of the best I ever received. We were disappointed that the pool was closed 2 of the 4 full days on the ship and the hot tubs are a joke (warm at best). Room service is great and he came to our room the first day to introduce himself (cant remember his name). Some of the best staff: Bartenders/Alcohol servers: Jose (tequila bar), wayan (rum bar; won as the best overall), surjeet (multiple bars), noel (casino bar), Marko (casino server), Arie (served on Half moon cay and comedy club), Bambang (rum bar), Atilla (pool server and comedy club) Servers: Achmad (imagination) Other: Room service guy and cam entertainment director Everyone had a lot of fun but just know this ship is small with little shopping, minimal pool time and a small casino. Dining service is good because they sing and dance but the food is disappointing. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
We had a lot of fun with everything. Two people stood out with us and made our honeymoon amazing. Eufracio and Jenny Ofreneo and he wanted me to call him Fresh because I couldn’t say his name. If I needed anything they were there ... Read More
We had a lot of fun with everything. Two people stood out with us and made our honeymoon amazing. Eufracio and Jenny Ofreneo and he wanted me to call him Fresh because I couldn’t say his name. If I needed anything they were there anytime and came back at 8 to clean my room and let me sleep in for a nap. please please please! Give them some recongnition or a promotion because they are amazing! Nassau was kind of a dump but half moon cay was awesome and we saw a stingray. I would do Carnival again but I wouldn’t go back to the Bahamas or not Nassau. I would like to go on a bigger ship next time too so we could do more activities and explore more. The cruise director cam was very nice and funny as well. All for Nassau we enjoyed ourselves and hopefully will cruise again! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
We went for a mother’s day adventure. Took my mother to the Bahamas. It was a great time. Staff makes the experience even better. Every staff member says hi in passing and you can tell they truly love their jobs. Cam is extremely ... Read More
We went for a mother’s day adventure. Took my mother to the Bahamas. It was a great time. Staff makes the experience even better. Every staff member says hi in passing and you can tell they truly love their jobs. Cam is extremely entertaining and great at his job. Phillip, our photographer, was kind and takes amazing photos. Our dining team Dean, Anak and Deni made us laugh during our entire meal and gave us memories we won’t forget. Our housekeeper, Mayura, was so nice and did a great job keeping our room looking great. It was a great experience and I would go back again. My only complaint would be disembarkation. It seemed rather unorganized. Entire boat had to be out of rooms by 8:30 am and moved to level 9. This was a lot of people to stay on one level. Halls were blocked off and we were forced to sit in casino and wait. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem however, smoking is allowed in casino and the smokers didn’t hesitate to light up. It was hard to breathe in this room and I have asthma. I smelled like smoke and couldn’t wait to get away. My personal opinion is that smoking should not be allowed anywhere on the boat during the disembarkation process. Smoking is illegal in public buildings in the United States, but allowed in a crowded room on a boat. Doesn’t make much sense to me. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
This was our first cruise. It was everything and more. Our waiter in the dining area (Ashton) made our dining experience out of this world. Ian our waiter on the lido deck was one of the best. These 2 people made sure we did not go without ... Read More
This was our first cruise. It was everything and more. Our waiter in the dining area (Ashton) made our dining experience out of this world. Ian our waiter on the lido deck was one of the best. These 2 people made sure we did not go without anything. We never waited more than 5 minuets without them checking on us. The shows were phenomenal. Cam made sure everyone had so much fun. There was always something to do. Avinna in the spa was so wonderful. We will definitely be back. This experience was the best ever. We will be back. Not our last one. Next one will be at another date and a little longer. If you want pampered this is the way to go. The spa massage was so awesome and relaxing. We loved it. Maybe next one we take might be adults only. Too many kids. Fun sailing. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
This cruise matched perfectly my kids fall break and it was the reason we chose it. We got the extended balcony Grand Suite and had priority embarkation and debarkation. We are not heavy drinkers so we did not get any drink package and ... Read More
This cruise matched perfectly my kids fall break and it was the reason we chose it. We got the extended balcony Grand Suite and had priority embarkation and debarkation. We are not heavy drinkers so we did not get any drink package and actually brought some wine in the boat. All the restaurants were really good and we did not have to wait long in line at the buffet or to be seated. There had so many activities to do that overwhelms. The evening shows were amazing as well as the comedy club. My favorites were Cam the cruise director, Neil the guitar player and Mow Mow (butchering the name) who had great voices and were able to entertain all day long. My kids love the mini golf and the water slides. They also enjoyed the kids Camp Ocean so much they wanted to go there every day (not the case when we travel to all inclusive hotels in the Caribbean). Overall it was a great first cruise for some of us and a way better cruise for one of us who had cruise before. There were great deals at the shop, the spa, the art gallery, etc, but not that much time to enjoy it all. The crew were so kind and helpful, Wayan the steward would leave nice notes with the fun towels everyday. Anatoliy performed 2 magic tricks for my kids in the dining room. Magali was so sweet and kind to my kids and family. I mean, I could go on, but they really made us feel like family and appreciated. Looking forward to our next cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We purchased FTTF so embarkation was a breeze. Seth, our steward, had our anniversary decorations hung in the room upon arrival. Ocean view was larger than expected. Room was spotless daily. Food was very good. We ate in the MDR ... Read More
We purchased FTTF so embarkation was a breeze. Seth, our steward, had our anniversary decorations hung in the room upon arrival. Ocean view was larger than expected. Room was spotless daily. Food was very good. We ate in the MDR all dinners and Sea day brunches. The food was excellent. The host staff was always friendly and accommodating. Magali and Iseth were so helpful. Komung was an awesome server. We had any time dining and never waited more than 5 minutes to get a table for 2. Guy's and the taco bar were great. Food on the buffet was lukewarm at best. Wayan, Gede and Jose were great at the pool bars. We fully utilized the Cheers program. Entertainment was amazing. Love and Marriage and the Epic Rock shows were incredible. Live music was great. We were able to dance when we wanted to and sit back with a drink and listen to lighter music also. Service was awesome. There was always someone to take care of anything you need. Always crew detail cleaning around the ship. Stayed on the ship at HMC. We had the pool to ourselves. No lines anywhere. We stayed in Nassau for about an hour. The hawkers became annoying very quickly. So we returned to the ship. FTTF enabled us to get off the ship very easily. Have a porter carry your bags at debarkation. They have a dedicated line at customs and you bypass the line. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
19th cruise, 9th with Carnival and this was the best ship out of Jax so far! M148 was large with converting twins, no elevator noise and excellent room stewards! Don’t buy the alcohol package, the ship ran out of Budlight and ... Read More
19th cruise, 9th with Carnival and this was the best ship out of Jax so far! M148 was large with converting twins, no elevator noise and excellent room stewards! Don’t buy the alcohol package, the ship ran out of Budlight and Michelob Ultra day 4 so everyone hashtagged Facebook to complain- crew bar below deck had to give up theirs so we had beer by end of day. Ship was clean, employees were polite and the ship didn’t not smell of sewage like other reviews complained about BUT no free lobster, yes we had a bar fight and a couple went to jail. A lot of pot smell but security and housekeeping cleaned house and more people went to boat jail. People who drank too much and yes we saw a few were escorted to their room, card cut off and all alcohol removed for 48 hours! Guys hamburgers were okay but definitely ask for a double and don’t take no for an answer. They have to give you what you ask for! Pool was drained and cleaned everyday, tables were always stocked...to be honest the only problem our group had was was rude cruisers with an attitude that they should be treated like royalty. The Jax Port is being refurbished so here is the best tip I can give you...get there early and forget what your boarding pass says..people who were scheduled at 2 pm were on board at noon! They have no where to make you wait at so just get on board as soon as you can or you will be standing in the heat sweating your butt off! Read Less
Carnival Elation Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 5.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.5 3.9
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.5 4.0
Rates N/A 4.4

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