December 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Elation
This was my first cruise with Carnival but not my first cruise. Never a bad day when you are on a cruise, but I would rate it the lowest of the 7 I have been on prior. Our room steward was exceptional as expected. Our stateroom was aged and it showed (a jr suite). A few of the bar staff were unfriendly to outright rude. We always say please and thank you to the staff and we don't get stupid, and I know it must be trying for them with some of the patrons, I would expect them to appreciate the ones that are polite. The food was good but not exceptional. All in all had a great time but again not a standout.