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What people said about this ship:

"...were on the very front of the ship, yet were put in the dining room in the evening at the opposite end of the ship." in 72 reviews.
"The Elation from Carnival Cruise lines is a dirty ship and smells real bad." in 4 reviews.
"I was impresed with the customer service and communications." in 3 reviews.

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great cruise too expensive.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


I had no clue the drinks on the cruise were going to cost as much as they did. I budgeted a certain amount and it was blown out of water in 3 days. The gratuty on top of that also hit me very hard. I will not go on another cruise because of the additional cost. I spent nearly 4000.00 for a family of 4 with a 9 year old included. The prices for the drinks are not the price you pay. You pay an additional tax and gratuty on the drinks as well. My bill and the charges on my card were different as well. I am very unhappy with that part of it. Everything else was fine.

 

PS. Progresso was a waste of time.

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Fine experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


I took the crew with my wife and two daughters and in general it was a fine experience. The interior room for four adults was some what crowded but the room was clean and the beds were made twice a day. Staff are very friendly and always availalbe for help - they call you by your name from the first day. My daughter did not like the food and lost about 5 lbs in five days but for the rest of us it was okay. The cruise allow to board with limited quantity of alcohol and we brought some wine in our luggage. They did not allow it to our cabin and said we should have hand carried when checking in. It was disappointing they were not flexibile when we told them we did not know about it. The adult only comedy shows with Lance and Billy were halarious.    

 

 

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Cozemel and Progresso Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


This was a consistant Carnival Cruise with average food, average excursions and ports.  The staff is always friendly and professional.  This is a family friendly cruise with many children on board. Cozmel had alot to offer for shopping and sight seeing. Progresso was not interesting at all, just alot of junk shops.

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The best day ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jul 03, 2014


This was the best vacation ever! This our first cruise and everthing was simply fabulous. The staff was very professional and personable. The food was the best. There was plenty of entertainment. I will be planning my next cruise before the end of year.

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3rd time aboard Elation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014


The staff is the best part of the cruise.  The ship is showing signs of wear and the days of constant sales (photos, junk, future cruises, credit cards) is rather bothersome.  Did the Shopping and Rodeo in Merida, the guide quite good, rest of excursion not so much.  Carnival has something to offer but expect a lot of young families and rather average food, Carnival does everything by bean counting so everything is that grey Ok with small bits of color.  Hated that they have started adding tips to bar tabs and other things across the ship, not so much a money thing with me, just insulting, strange thing is I tip well for good service and they will charge you 15% on bar receipts, basically this is a way to raise cruise price with smoke and mirrors.

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Great trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014


Enjoyed this cruise. Wish they had more shows at night, since I brought a friend and was her 1st experience. But they had a dancing competition on board and they did the last night show and it was very good. The service and food was good. The family comedy was great as well. The serentity deck was great as well. No a lot to do in progresso, cozemel was great. We did the dolphin excurion, it was great and would do it again. Was worth the money and time to do it. I have cruise many times and felt the cost of this trip was high compared to pass cruises. I paid cause was taking a friend who help care for me mom. Over all the cruise was nice and would take again. 

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Relax and Pamper Yourself

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2014


My husband and I took this cruise to Progreso and Cozumel and had a blast.  We relaxed in the sun on deck, laughed in the comedy lounge, and enjoyed amazing shows in the Mikado Lounge.  We felt pampered by the ship's extraordinary staff who provided excellent service every where we went, especially the evening dinner time.  Tiberius and Constantin not only provided 5 Star service, but were extremely personable and entertaining.  They made our evening meals special events and the cruise had phenomenal food.  Progreso had fantastic shopping deals and when we took the shuttle bus, they offered a $35 per person all-inclusive private beach deal.  It was well worth the money.  We pre-booked a shore excursion for Cozumel.  We chose the Twister to Isle Pasion.  Wow!  What an exciting ride, but let me warn you, you will get wet.  Well, that's an understatement.  You will get drenched by a wave of ocean water every time Willie makes a 360 degree turn.  We loved it and Isle Pasion was beautiful, with plenty of chairs, hammocks, shade, and kayaking.  Of course, the open bar at both all-inclusive beaches was the best part of the deal, considering the prices of drinks on the cruise ship.  So, keep your eyes open for cruise deals and we highly recomment that you consider the Carnival Elation.  It's not the largest ship, but it has everything you need in a cruise, to relax and pamper yourself.          

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SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2014


MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS , OUR ROOM WAS DIRECTLY BELOW THE OVER 18 DISCO. I WOULD NOT RECOMEND BOOKING ROOM E2. I HOPE OTHER PEOLE HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN MY DAUGHTER AND MYSELF.

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First Tymers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 31, 2014


I am proud to say that i had a great time. This was a very good crew on board that made sure everything was perfect. My girls birthday fell on the second day of the cruise and the crew along with the fun shop and decorated my room sent flowers to dinner and made her a cake, Well lets just say im the man of  the year in her book. Thanks for a wonderful time cant waittill November we going again but only on Carnival. Roger H.

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Had a great time on 5 night Elation cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 26, 2014


On this trip we left out of New Orleans, navigating through the Mississippi river out to the Gulf is a cool experience.  This was a family trip with 4 families with people ranging in age from 68 to 15 years old.  There was something to do for everyone and we enjoyed the scheduled activities.  I know there are larger ships with more amenities but for the 5 night cruise the elation was very good with an affordable price.  If I was going to take a 7 night cruise I would choose a larger ship with more varied activities.   

 

The work out room was well equipped except a few of the treadmill touchscreens were not working properly.  The staff - our room keepers, wait staff, entertainment coordinators and others were all kind and helpful.  Onboarding and offboarding was efficient. Dining options were awesome and the food was good.

 

This cruise departed at the end of May and there were about 800 teenagers and kids out of the total 2000+ passengers due to the end of the school year.  I personally did not mind but something to consider if you have kids and want them to meet kids and make friends.  We also saw a lot of teenagers drinking.

 

I would like to see more free excercise activities/classes. I enjoy excercising and I didn't want to pay for the classes offered.

 

Our two stops were Cozumel and Progreso.  I would recommend a trip to Chichen Itza (Mayan ruins), it took a couple of hours to get there but it is well worth it.  Make sure you have a guide to explain the history of the place.  We did not purchase the onshore excursions from Carnival.

 

I have been on Carnival Triumph out of Galveston and Celebrity out of Miami.  Triumph is a larger ship with more to do on the ship which is especially good for longer cruises.  The time we cruised on Triumph they had sushi everyday before dinner, we loved that.  The food on Celebrity didn't seem as good as Carnival.

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About Carnival Elation

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Inside Cabins
506
Oceanview Cabins
54
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
3
Pools

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Service and Staff: 82%
Destinations & Excursions: 69%
Ship Quality: 62%

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Cabins of Carnival Elation

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Elation Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed individual climate control wall-safe closet chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone and a television with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E52, E53, E56, E57, R298, E80, E81, E116, E119, E120, E123, M298

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Empress, Upper, Main, Verandah

Reviews:

10 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Elation Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed picture window individual climate control wall-safe closet chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone and a television with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E259, U243, E64, E65, E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, E72, E73

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Reviews:

18 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Elation Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a sitting area desk private bathroom with shower telephone and a television with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Riviera

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Elation Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen two porthole windows individual climate control wall-safe closet chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone and a television with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Reviews:

3 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Porthole Stateroom

Junior Suite (obstructed view) on Carnival Elation Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony with an obstructed view two twin size beds that convert to a king bed sitting area with sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table individual climate control private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) wall safe and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Junior Suite on Carnival Elation Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin size beds that convert to a king bed sitting area with sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table individual climate control private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) wall safe and a television with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Grand Suite on Carnival Elation Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 70 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa arm chairs and coffee table individual climate control private bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower walk-in closet with wall safe telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) and a 26" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U69

Available On Decks:
Upper

Reviews:

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Deck Plans for Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation

 

Sun

Enjoy panoramic views while you walk along the Sun Deck's Jogging Track or try you luck as sinking a hole in one on the mini-golf course.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
Sun

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Elation Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Imagination & Inspiration Dining Rooms on Carnival Elation The Elation's main dining rooms offer a variety of delectable selections in a full-service, sit-down setting.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Tiffany's Bar & Grill on Carnival Elation Tiffany's Bar & Grill located on the lido deck is a self-service casual buffet restaurant that's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Multiple hot and cold food stations feature pastas, stir-fry, carving stations, a New York Deli, rotisserie chicken, freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, a pizzeria, salad bar and tempting desserts.

Seating Times: 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Elation Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Sushi Bar on Carnival Elation Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigira Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies for your enjoyment. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner: 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Elation Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza, burgers and other light fare fresh from the grill any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Conveniently located poolside, this snack bar serves fresh made sandwiches, salads, cakes and desserts.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Musical Cafe on Carnival Elation This coffee shop offers a variety of designer coffees and baked goods. Catch up on a book while savoring the flavor of a robust cup of coffee.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: Nominal fee for each item.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Carnival Elation Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Elation Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Casablanca Casino on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Gaming
Description: Charm Lady Luck in the Casablanca Casino. Try your hand at slot machines, blackjack, roulette and poker - Go ahead, roll the dice, or cut the cards.

Casino on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Gaming
Description: Charm Lady Luck in the Casablanca Casino. Try your hand at slot machines, blackjack, roulette and poker - Go ahead, roll the dice, or cut the cards.

Circle C on Carnival Elation Deck: Verandah
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Drama Bar on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description:

Duke's Piano Bar on Carnival Elation Deck: Verandah
Type: Bar
Description: Check out the piano bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

Elation Atrium on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description:

Elation Atrium on Carnival Elation Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description:

Elation Atrium on Carnival Elation Deck: Sun
Type: Other
Description:

Elation Atrium on Carnival Elation Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description:

Elation's Way Promenade on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description:

Formalities on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Elation Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Java Cafe on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the Carnival Promenade deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Library on Carnival Elation Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Mikado Main Lounge on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Entertainment
Description: Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Mikado main show lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

Mikado Main Lounge on Carnival Elation Deck: Verandah
Type: Entertainment
Description: Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Mikado main show lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

Musical Cafe on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at this European style coffee bar, specializing in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Resort Style Pool on Carnival Elation Deck: Sun
Type: Pool
Description: Think palm trees, a cool breeze and relaxing with your favorite drink in your hand. Take a swim or just chill out. Nothing says vacation like the new resort-style pools.

Serenity on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Elation Deck: Verandah
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Elation Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

72 Tips for Carnival Elation

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!

anyone that goes to Progresso BIG TIP:::: ride the free shuttle to the town, they sell excursion there. SAME AS CARNIVAL and 1/3 the price we paid $35 for an all inclusive and upon arrival saw people from Carnival that said they paid $85. Every cruise on the ship can be bought on the free bus ride into town

If you don't want to be bothered by the waiters selling drinks (and you are over 21), go to Serenity deck. They don't go there as much. However, if you want to have constant drink service, you may want to stay on decks 10 or 11.

Plan your excursions early.

Pick late dinner plans that way you have excess to Jacuzzi privately for about hour or two so relaxing

Take advantage of the dining room. It is awkward at first if you are just two people, because they seat you with other people, but soon you'll be sharing stories on what you did that day, etc. because you sit with the same people every night. Plus the food is the best on the ship

Serenity for adults without kids is the place to be!

Go to the dine in restaurants for breakfast. The food is made to order and has a more personal touch compared to buffet. A lot of people did not know about this until it was too late.

Morning breakfast in the restaurants have the same food as Tiffany's, but you wait much longer to get it. The chocolate molten cake dessert served at night is a MUST! My husband got it every night!

Take a fleece or something cozy - sometimes the ship was a little chilly.

Don't ever sweat an inside cabin........you are there to sleep only! Why sit in a room with a window when you can have the entire horizon!!

For omelets for breakfast go to the back of the tiffany restaurant on the Lido deck .They are great and made the way you want.

Don't go to the Lido deck for dinner the lines will always be long

Adults go to Serenity. It's for 21 and older. The cushions are on the deck chairs are about 3" thick. Also, the two hot tubs are kid free (no pee).

We had some rough weather during the trip. the boat was rocking pretty good. If you have a tendancy to get sea sick, I would recommend a cabin in the middle of the boat!

Order room service at least once!! Quick service and great food.

hold on to your hat.

They offer a formal wear evening and everyone dresses up. It's nice but remember you can make any night a formal night.

If you drink a lot of soda, bring a case (4 people) along with water. You will have access to ice in your room or the Lido deck unless you have a fridge in your room, you can keep it in the fridge. If you do not use it up, you can leave it in your room.

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