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Carnival Cruse Line

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 18, 2015

I had a wonderful time. Everyone was very friendly. I had a great registration experience. The only negative thing that  I can say about carnival was that check out was unorganized. There was bit of confusion when checking out to leave off the ship. It was told if you put your luggage in front of your door the night before that it would be a little easier or a little smooth when departing off of the ship. Well, that's not true. It seems to me its better to carry your own luggage of the ship so that you don't have to wait hours to get off.  You will have a long wait time to get off the boat and you will be stuck to the back of a very long line. After waiting for and hour we started noticing that people were just getting in the line to depart off the ship with out their luggage so we did the same, only to find out that our luggage were in this room with thousands of others. There wasn't any one directing us on where we could pick our  luggage up, and others that were later called to depart off the ship,  whom put there luggage outside their door the night before were getting off the ship very confused and cutting through the lines trying to figure out what zone there luggage was in.

 

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Good Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

My two children, ages 18 and 16, and I stayed in a junior suite with an obstructed view (cabin V23).  We found the stateroom to be large enough for us with ample storage space.  The smaller size lifeboat in front of our balcony was really not an issue, however, the staterooms next to ours had full sized lifeboats completely blocking their views.  

The room was not completely clean, as I found hair in drawers as we were unpacking our things and crumbs on the floor, however, those were the only housekeeping issues we encountered.  Our steward, Ean was very nice and made a point to meet us and always called us by name.  We came in from long days in the sun to fresh ice and a large bottle of water to cool off.  The folded towel animals were a nice touch and refreshed beach towels were appreciated.

The food was very good in the main dining room and we especially enjoyed the "My Time Dining" which allowed us to eat whenever we wanted.  This is very handy on excursion days when your family may need more rest before dining.  We had different servers on this plan and found a team of waiters we really enjoyed and were allowed to ask for their section.  They were pretty popular and we found others were asking for them as well which increased our waiting time.  Generally though, we never had to wait more than five minutes for a table and we ate at variable times all week.  

We chose a snorkeling excursion in Cozumel and visited the Uxmal Mayan Ruins in Progresso.  Each excursion was enjoyable and worth the money we paid.  

A highlight for me was finding the gym tucked back in the spa area.  I found there to be a wide variety of equipment in good working order and it wasn't too crowded.  

My only wish is that the Internet was cheaper as I would have enjoyed listening to my music streaming service, but felt the expense was too high.  

Overall, we had a great experience on this cruise.  

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View from our balcony of another Carnival ship

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1st Cruise was great

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

This was our first cruise and we loved it!  The personal touch the staff gave us was amazing.  The dinner staff and room cleaning staff never failed to call us by name.  We rarely had a request, but when we did, it was met immediately.      

 

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First Timer

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

Enjoyed the experience.  The ship could use some updating.  We booked our snorkeling excursion through this travel agency and it was the best one could have hoped for.  Not only was the activity very well planned the boat we went on was very clean, well maintained, excellent crew and SAFE. There were only about a dozen persons aboard the boat compared to the large amount of persons on the excursion our friends booked on the ship.  Highly recommend booking this excursion through CruisesOnly.  

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 30, 2015

Had a wonderful time.  The food was great.  The room was clean and the service was excellent.  The only thing that could have been better would have been if they had a kiddie pool for the small children.  The entire pool was about 5 feet so the children spent their time in the whirlpools.  Over all, it was a good trip and you can't beat the price.  I have been on a Royal Caribbean cruise and the difference was really that Carnival was much more relaxed.  We enjoyed not having to dress up for dinner!

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Good for First Time Cruisers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 25, 2015

My wife and I have experience with over 50 cruises on several lines including Carnival. This last trip was fun in that we were traveling with great friends that were less experienced with the cruise experience. Food service and quality were OK, but I've had better including previous Carnival trips. The wait staff were extremely polite, friendly and tried to be helpful. However, there were problems. At a table for 10, mistakes were made each night. Meals (as ordered) were not delivered. Multiple requests were needed for bread, condiments etc. One lady waited 45 minutes for her lamb because it had to come from "the other kitchen". All and all most all of the passengers seemed to have a good time.      

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Great!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 25, 2015

The cruise was great from beginning to end. The ease of boarding to the ease of departure. The food was great throughout and the shows were marvelous. Service was ideal and friendly staff. If I had to consider any downside it would be that the ship didn't stay ashore long enough to squeeze in more off shore excursions.

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Better than the last time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 25, 2015

This cruise was much better than the first one on this ship. My ONLY problem was my cabin location!!! Because I trust ppl and didn't know much about locations on the ship again I got screwed!!! This is the 2nd time I requested midship and was booked in aft....smh trust me it won't happen again!!!! My kids were sick and so was I but we still made the best of our vacation.

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Fantastic Fun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 21, 2015

This was our first cruise and we had a wonderful time, we are already planning on taking another cruise.It was very relaxing sitting on the back deck and just watching the water, then going to the casino and enjoying the shows.

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First cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

Great! All went well! Nice getaway. Ship was nice, cabin was nice also. Dinner in the dining room was really good. Wait staff and housekeeper were excellent

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THE OUTDOOR GRILLING AREA SERVES THE BEST HAMBURGERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY!!!

Ask your room stewad for a hair dryer before you need it. Sandwitches at the deli are fresh made/grilled. Had a Ruben that was better than most shore restaurants. Not a luxury ship - but is priced accordingly and I'd sail on the Elation anytime it fits in with our plans. All things considered A+

Afternoon Tea Time is worth attending. The service is good and there are some good treats offered.

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