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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 0 yr ago    

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"We loved the outside eating and the dining room was beautiful." in 82 reviews.

"I will never take a carnival cruise again." in 36 reviews.

"The dining room wait staff were absolutely wonderful and went out of their way..." in 25 reviews.



Carnival Elation departs from:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Carnival Elation sails to:

Caribbean - Western

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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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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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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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Terrible cruise

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

The ship was small, and rocked the entire trip. Fellow cruisers and I constantly joked about the amount of motion sickness pills we were taking. The ship was not clean. We had previous cruisers things in our stateroom. Our napkins constantly had lipstick stains left on them. I will never take a carnival cruise again. 

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1st time cruise

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

The cruise was excellant for our first time.  There were four of us traveling together and we were all pleasently surprised at how efficeint Carnival was with the embarking and disembarking procedures.  The food in the main dining room was excellant and the entire staff was very attentative to all of our needs.  I would not hesitate to book another cruise with Carnival,   

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i did not get credid

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

Everything was very good, expect where I purchase the ticket " cruse only", they lie to me saying I was getting $50 off per cabin and they never give me . This kind of company makes your company look bad.

I spend over 4:30 hours on the phone purchasing the tickets and another 1:30 fixing a problem they made, so they promise because of the time I spend on the phone with then they were going to give me the inboard credit of $100. I will suggest not to do business with a company that makes that kind of promise and don't keep it. Because they told me I was going to have that credid I purchase a few bottle of wine thinking of the credit and at the end they said in the cruise I had none.

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Good but not great

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

Ship is nice but has an older feel to it. Biggest draw back was the food on Lido deck, not the best. Dinners in dining room and wait staff were very good. Seemed like there was a lack of activities on the ship. We had bad weather the entire cruise and that did not help, there was no lay around the pool time. Room was fine size wise but not the cleanest. In need of some updates.

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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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