February 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Elation
smokers killed it
This was a surprise gift for my 50th birthday. My first ever cruise (i usually fly to my destination ). The smoking section was the center of the ship which means everywhere you went, you had to talk through the toxic smell of the cigarette smoke. Trivia was held in smoking bar, the band was in the smoking bar........ etc. Honestly, the trip was spoiled by the smokers/smoke. I would only cruise again if I found a ship that had a segregated smoking section or a non smoking cruise. My party of 5 all ended up sick with colds, was it because of the smoke or coincidence. Accommodation were comfortable and food was not remarkable, it was fine, but that's all. Kids were kept very busy and my 14 years old had a blast! I will never cruise again if this is what its like!