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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 0 yr ago    

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Overall, good experience

CourtH reviewed 9 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"Great Shows and the Dining room was wonderful." in 93 reviews.

"This was a consistant Carnival Cruise with average food, average excursions and ports." in 40 reviews.

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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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CourtH
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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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Good Cruise to see Maya Ruins and Swim in the Sea

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2015

My family, wife and 3 kids, had a great time on this cruise.  We sailed on Carnival Elation.  It is a smaller ship but a really good one.  I am not really picky anyway.  The staff was really nice and it was nice to get to know them.  I would reccommend getting a cabin with window.  It was very nice to see the Ocean while in the cabin.  There is a lot to do in Cozumel and in Progreso visiting the mayan ruins is a must if you like history.  We went to Uxmal and had a really good time.Happy

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cruise 2015

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2015

just wished there was more places to smoke especially outside like on the top deck would have been nice instead we are confined to one area of the ship and there was alot of smokers on this cruise, need more waiter/waitress in the casino area,the food was great the atmosphere was great our rooms was great,

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The Johnson and Amos Family.

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

This was the best trip we will be doing it again. the service was great, the people was great we loved every bit of this trip. I will get more family members to go next time. The food was awesome the clubs were a lot of fun and gambling was great I won some money every night. The rooms were clean housekeeping were awesome. All I can say is fun fun fun. 

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Carnival Elation cruise February 21-26, 2015

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

My daughter and I took this cruise together to get away from the winter weather in Ohio.  Despite her getting seasick on the first day at sea...we had a great time!

We were disappointed that there wasn't a waterslide in the kid's area on the ship.  They did have their own pool and hot tub area, but we didn't see them utilize it.  They stayed, mostly at the main pool area and then made it difficult for the adults to enjoy the hot tubs in that area.

Dennis, our steward, was great!  We asked him for ice the very first evening & never had to ask for it again!  He made sure that our ice bucket was filled each afternoon/evening.

We didn't book excursions ahead of time.  We "freelanced" the day at Mr. Sancho's in Cozumel.  The beach was beautiful & we stayed there until time to reboard the ship.  We did buy an all-inclusive in Progreso from the locals for the Technotel Beach...San Benito.  It was cheaper than the ship & included our ride to and from.  The food and drinks were great...the beach no where near as nice as the ones in Cozumel.

All in all, it was a great getaway and my daughter's first cruise.  She really enjoyed herself & looks forward to taking another!

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Great first cruise!

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

This was my first cruise, and I loved it! The staff were all very friendly and remembered our names. The ship is one of carnivals smaller ships, but it was still very large and offered a lot of entertainment. The food was okay. Some nights it was very good and others it was just okay. If you like to drink, I suggest getting the drink card. It seems like a lot of money and drinks at first, but you will get your money's worth. It was only $50 a day, and after a few drinks you're already at $50. You can also get soft drinks with the card and receive discounts on bottled water. 

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From Our Perspective

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Feb 12, 2015

The Ship- A little outdated

The Food- Great in the Dining Rooms, not so much on the Lido Deck

Our Stateroom Coordinator and Housekeeper- We were in M22. Yadyna and Pricilla were nothing less the wonderful. All smiles all the time

The Chefs Table- This evening was by far the highlight of our trip. Far exceeded expectations. 5 Stars Plus. Jorz and his staff made this a evening a evening to remember. The extra fee is money well spent. A wonderful atmosphere, wait staff was tremendous, food was completely unbelievable. This was the first item I booked after I booked the cruise and will be this first item I book the next trip. Can't miss with this event.

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

 

 

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Cruise on Elation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Elation | Sail Date: Feb 12, 2015

Enjoyed evening dinners.  The staff working with the children did an excellent job with a young child in our group.  Evening activities were ok.  I wish they had more things to do on the ship at night.  The shore excursion was the best part of the trip.  We went snorkeling and jeep riding.  The island of Cozumel was beautiful!

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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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