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not long enough

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What people said about this ship:

"However the dining room food was wounderful." in 77 reviews.

"The Elation from Carnival Cruise lines is a dirty ship and smells real bad." in 28 reviews.

"...awful the iffy satellite connections, the awful customer service , the obvious only goal being profit and in no way..." in 17 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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not long enough

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

This was our first cruise and it was great, The food was never ending and was great, We went to as many shows as possible and the people were very friendly. The weather was perfect and I wish we had booked a longer cruise, Next time we go it will be for a week or longer.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
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RELAXED

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 29, 2014

MY WIFE & I HAVE TAKEN QUITE A FEW CRUISES NOW AND THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST ONES. I HAVE TO GIVE EXTRA CREDITS TO OUR MAITRE D' WHO WENT ABOVE & BEYOND TO ACCOMADATE OUR NEEDS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HARD TO FIND A NEGATIVE FOR OUR TIME ON THE BOAT.

GLEN & JACKIE

ELATION 11/29

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

3 out of 5
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My Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 24, 2014

The crew was wonderful and the service was great. The boat was very clean and cabins were adequate. I was on my honeymoon and did not expect to see as many children on the cruise that were present. My wife and I would like to take another cruise that had different stops. We did like the 5 day experience and thought that 7 days may be too long. The food was marginal but being from south Louisiana our expectations on food are rather high.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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great first time experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 20, 2014

Excellent service from the staff, plenty of things to do on the ship, I only give it 4 stars because I never received my on board credit, and I the guided tour didn't show me all of the Mayan Ruins in the park. In fact we only saw half of the site. And we were only given 45 min of beach and lunch time. I would def, rent a vehicle next time and go at my own pace. But other than that. Outstanding experience for my first time.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
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A relaxing getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 15, 2014

  This cruise was a gift to myself to celebrate retiring from a very tedious 4 year volunteer position.

As usual the services & amenities were excellent.   My one complaint concerned the actions of our table server at the last night's dinner.  He (Topu/Topo/Puto/??) pressured the last 6 of us still seated to consider extra tipping to him for the time & effort he put in to providing his good service & entertainment and to help his family back home.  I personally saw 2 of the ladies each give him a $10 bill.  To me this is extortion and put us all in a very uncomfortable and embarrassing situation.  I refuse to give tips under duress.  

 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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how I enjoyed my cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 15, 2014

It was my first cruise and we loved it. Everyone that works there was amazing. the food was excellent.  The weather was great. The room was kept up very nice Ilook forward to another cruise hopefully soon. thanks for eveeything.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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5 star

Great Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014

the room, the Dining, the service, the beach excursions the shores, the beaches, the people all these things were the Greatest!!!!! our first time on a cruise and we enjoyed it so much we want to plan maybe a cruise to Alaska or Bahamas or the Mediterranean somewhere just cruise. Thanks Ronnie & Susie

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fun dining fun dining we loved the towel pets

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Good cruise for the price

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014

This is a cheap cruise.  The first meal served should have been thrown in the Miss. River. The food was not that good.  However the service was great.  The stateroom attendant, dining room team and everyone else worked their hearts out.  The comedians were good.  This was about the only entertainment on board besides the welcome aboard show.

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
5 star
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5 star

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Oct 18, 2014

Vacationing on the Elation along with it's crew members was a wonderful experience.  The food and entertainment were great.  It was so personal and comforting that the crew members even knew one's name.  During the entire cruise, I received only five star quality attention from the Elation's crew members.  We sailed through a tropical storm and that too was a great experience.  I would like to send out a special thanks to our house keeper Kevin and to our waiters in the formal dining room, Wichit and his co worker.  All in all, I definitely recommend this cruise ship and destination to anyone who is looking to vacation.  In fact ,I am thinking of returning sometime after Christmas.  That is just how much I  enjoyed the whole experience!!!!!Love

 

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

5 out of 5
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Carnival Cruise on the Eletation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Oct 18, 2014

Carnival was absolutely wonderfully.  The staff was outstanding, especially Darwin our cabin steward, and Novita, Leomark, and Chrislee our wait staff in the dining room.  We would definitely recommend this cruise to others.  Book your trip directly with Carnival and NOT CRUISES.COM

 

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND BOOKING THROUGH CRUISES.COM. THEY FAIL US IN MANY WAYS.  MISREPRESENTED  THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD GUARANTEE THE THREE CABINS BOOKED WOULD HAVE THE SAME FLIGHT SCHEDULE.  AFTER RECEIVING OUR FLIGHT INFORMATION AND CALLING THEM THE STILL TOLD US WE WERE ALL ON THE SAME FLIGHT.  THAT  NEVER HAPPENED AND OUR 84 YEAR OLD PARENTS HAD TO SIT IN THE NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT FOR 10 HOURS WITHOUT US AND WE HAD TO PAY A PORTER $100 TO ENSURE THEY WERE TAKEN CARE OF AND GOT ON THE CORRECT FLIGHT. 

 

CRUISES.COM ALSO MISREPRESENTED THE 100% ANY REASON GUARANTEE.  THE CHARGED US OVER $222 AND WHEN WE WERE ADVISED OF OUR FLIGHT SCHEDULE AND ASKED TO CANCEL OUR PLANS WE WERE TOLD THAT OUR POLICY WAS ON 75% AND THAT WE WOULD LOSE 25%.  THIS WEBSITE IS TRULY NOT WORTHY OF ANYONE BOOKING THROUGH THEM.

 

 

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The Pizza bar at the back of Deck 10 is tremendous. You might have to wait a couple of minutes while they bake your pizza, but they have six or so kinds and they are all quite good. For the adventurous: try the mushroom and goat cheese (chevre). It's to die for!

We love dinner in the main dining room, but also the dinner buffet in Tiffanys is great! Oh and then the late night pizza after dancing the night away!

The fine dining room food was OFF the CHARTS! I couldn't understand why other people ate at the cafeteria style restaurants (they were always full) when you could eat free gormet and fabulous food for all three meals a day!

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