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Carnival Elation

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Fun Ship Trip

joy336 reviewed 3 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"Even the dining room food was tasteless and buffet even worse." in 78 reviews.

"I learned a lot of Carnival Cruise from friends before." in 28 reviews.

"The wait staff and the casino people were just great and the ease of getting on the ship was great." in 22 reviews.



Carnival Elation departs from:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Carnival Elation sails to:

Caribbean - Western

963 reviews from our community




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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jan 19, 2015

The ship was very nice for the price. I have been on much more expensive cruises and there is a difference. Overall food was good and lots of it. Cabin was more roomy then I remember from other cruises. Did not book any excursions, my husband and I prefer to design our own day trips.

Cozumel was great, beaches beautiful, water clear, weather great. We got our own cab to international beach just past Paradise beach, cheap. Met a bartender, Martin, he took great care of us all day.

Stopped in Progesso. I think this port is in it's infancy and needs alto of work. I guess if you were on a booked excursion it may be different if you were going out to the ruins, etc. Not much to speak of a town, very little to see, beach is just okay. Had a beer and went straight back to the ship. Would not get off the ship in the future.

Embarkation was smooth, organized and very well done. We gave our bags to the porter. Since we got on the ship around 11:00 and our cabins were not ready till 12:30. We did not want to lug our suitcases.

Getting off the ship was smooth as well. We took our luggage with us to get off the ship and that worked best. We were off the ship by 8:45.

Overall nice trip and would do it again. Sailing out of New Orleans is a blast.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jan 10, 2015

all in all it was a fun cruise. There were a couple of issues that I think carnival should address. 1 the fact thatthe layout for the smoking section in the drama bar makes no sense.all of the smokers have to stand at one corner of the bar where there are air purifiers that do no good. 2 when the buffet was shut down the other areas like pizza and deli did not seem to have enough help because there were always lines. 3 we booked in ocean view because they only balcony is on this ship are expensive suites, but we could not see out most of the time because our window was so dirty on the outside. other than those things we had a great time in the dance bar and with some of the other entertainment on board. The majority of the crew was extremely friendly

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Fun Unlimited

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jan 01, 2015

This was a first cruise for me with my grandkids. They had a ball and so did we.  Everything we needed was right at our fingertips.  All of the staff were courteous and always on their job. There was some type of entertainment available for all ages. Shopping was a plus with many bargain items. 

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New Orleans Elation cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

Overall the cruise was good considering the weather that we had. Suggestions:

1.D Emergency procedure drill - Liked the way RC did theirs where you have to find your own way to the boats then they give instructions.  Yours took too long and I didn't remember where I was suppose to go afterwards.

2. Pictures - What a waste of paper...thought they would be online by now.  Should be able to look them up by our boat card.  This way you could reduce overall cost to purchase and people would possibly buy more.

3. Progresso - did the corona beach party.  Constant parade of vendors trying to sell stuff!  Options are limited if not interested in ruins.  Carnival either needs to buy some property there or maybe just spend two days in Cozumel.

4. Shows were pretty good.  Was satisfied with the food.

5.  My teenage children was hoping that there would be more activities for their age.

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Terrible Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

There was pounding all night for 5 days,like there was construction going on. The waves were horrible, I did not get good usage out of my cheers package and when I called Carnival to complain the person that answered the phone asked me did I read my fine print when I signed up for the package because there is no refund.

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Wonderful Christmas vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

Wonderful experience for a family vacation. Victoria in the spa was so sweet & professional & a fantastic asset to Carnival's team. The wait staff was very attentive. We would definitely travel with again .

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Some good stuff, some bad stuff

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

Pros: Clean on board, very polite service staff, some good food, exciting shows

Cons: More noise from loud music than expected at Mid-night; gang of kids jumping around stairs making really annoying sound at deep nights; limited food choices for salad bar and seafoods

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Great Family Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

This was a family vacation for my entire family (parents, sister and family, and brother and family). Overall, we had a great time. Our wait staff Putu and Mere were wonderful. We also participated in many of the on board games. Was not as good as other ships I have been on but overall would do it again. 

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First cruise.

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

Overall a good experience.  I traveled with my daughter and I can see where it would have been a better experience if we would have traveled with a larger group.  I was expecting the pool to be bigger great for kids but not adults.  Our cruise ship was the Carnival Elation so maybe other cruise ships have bigger pools?

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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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