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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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"Ship is super clean, great steward service, food in the dining room was very good." in 96 reviews.

"...the `` attention '' we were accustomed on previous carnival cruise s." in 41 reviews.

"Again, the customer service... Ugh." in 23 reviews.




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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Apr 09, 2015

Our travel agent put our family at three different tables scattered throughout the ship.  We had to speak with the maitred" and beg him to put us together.  He at first even explained that there wasn't anything he could do because it was all planned out.  We further explained that this cruise was with our 87 year old mother/grandmother and the entire purpose was for family gatherings with her.  He did fix it - which made the cruise great.  Other wise it would have been a disaster due to the travel agent.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

This cruise was for my husband and I to celebrate my birthday. It wasn't what we booked or planned on. I  booked this cruise through CheapCruises.com. I DO NOT RECOMMEND USING THEM!!!

First, I booked a king bed. We were given the bed in the picture. It had two twin beds that could not be pushed together to make a king bed due to the pole in the middle of the room.

Second, I was also supposed to have an onboard credit. I did not get it.

Carnival was nice enough to let me use their phone to call CheapCruise. They told me that since I was already on my cruise there was nothing they could do to fix the problems. And I quote, "Any and all changes have to be made at least 21 days before the cruise." SO... if you have a problem while on your trip, too bad! They will do NOTHING to fix the problem!!

The Carnival ship was nice and very clean. The Carnival staff was very friendly. The food was what you would expect from a buffet, not bad but not great. Besides the problems with CheapCruise, it was an ok vacation.

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Not Family Friendly

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

As compared with other cruises on Carnival you have to go to a bar to get a soft drink refill, whereas other cruise lines have a better set up allowing you to go to self serve drink dispenser. Secondly some of the games on the main deck were definitely more adult and had women exposing their breast. Finally while the food in the main dining room was good, the food that was available throughout the day was not the best and the midnight buffet wasn't worth going to.

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Food was a let down

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

This was my first experience with Carnival and compared to their competitors, the food was not up to par. Otherwise, very fun. Good price. Good ship for teenagers. Lots of activities for them.

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Carnival Elation

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

First, the positives: the service was friendly, attentive, and professional; the selection of adult beverages was better than I had anticipated; embarkation and disembarkation went quite smoothly.

Now, the not-so-positives: the food in the dining room was sub-standard compared to what I've had in the past, though the buffet was about what one would expect; secondly, the public spaces were quite loud.

If your intent in selecting a cruise is simply to party at a decent price, then this one is probably for you. For myself and my family, our goal was to relax, and that was difficult to do, except on our balcony or on the Serenity deck. I can see how some would really like this cruise, but for us, it may have been our last Carnival cruise.

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Had alot of fun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Mar 26, 2015

Big SmileMy whole family had a great time.  All the food was good, but the pizza line was long most of the time, they need to work on keeping up better. 

The wait staff and room stewards were awesome. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

The shows and comedians were good.  The cheers and bubbles cards are the way to go, unless you only drink a couple of drinks a day.  The ship was clean and the staff was always keeping up on that. The teenagers had a lot of activities to participate in and the basketball and volleyball courts were always busy.

 

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Good Cruise but leave your kids at HOME

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

 

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 All in all a good cruise with great entertainment (comedians were VERY funny) and too much food. The ports were O.K. with the exception of Progresso. Progresso was very dirty and you really didn’t feel safe to roam the city.

For the bad: If you can’t control your children DON’T take them on a cruise! Kids are great, their parents were the problem, letting them run wild and act like fools with no parental control. Remember there are things that you DON’T want your kids to see on a cruise during spring break. Think first!

Food was good just needed to be HOT when served. Best way to get hot food was to order it at the stations (breakfast = omelet + Lunch = pizza ect)

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Carlos Nebot the best cruise musician on the seas

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

Best staff on the cruise: Alexander waiter in Inspiration, Carlos soloing with passion and extraordinary talent for hours on end, Priscillah the room steward. Room for improvement: so much standing around at the muster drill. More information please. Terrorism is real and people should be prepared for emergencies. The singing and dancing shows: so much cheese Really deplorable. 

The food is amazing. We ate in the dining room every night on our own schedule. Karaoke was great and rowdy. Nice miniature golf course on the upper deck.

 

Good experience I would recommend.

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Spring Break on the Carnival Elation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2015

I am a frequent cruiser and I talked my boyfriend into taking his first ever cruise with me over spring break. We were nervous at first about the size of the rooms and the service on the boat because we hadn't heard good things about carnival lately but we had an amazing time and I didn't have one complaint or one problem cursing with carnival. We loved it and are considering booking another cruise for the summer! 

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Overall, good experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2015

I took my mom on a cruise for her birthday, and it was a good time.  I recommend buying an excursion for Progresso, as there isn't much in the immediate vicinity.  Cozumel, be ready to be plummeted by vendors, but you can argue some pretty good deals.  There was much to do on this ship, just be weary of all of the bingo announcements.  The population was mixed, families, frat boys and girls, and older folks.  No one felt out of place which was nice. Bottom line, I would recommend this cruise. 

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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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