Review by akeel76
In response to review, speckfisher says ...
It's too bad that you didn't enjoy your cruise on the Elation. Where did you need to tip more after paying your gratuities? If it was for alcoholic drinks, the FAQs mention that. We've never had to tip more, but we do tip when we order room service.
It would have been disappointing to board the ship so late, but there may have been a medical emergency or maybe the ship was going through their regular tests and the officials would not let guests on. Sometimes they notify guests of the reason for late embarkation, but they are not obligated to.
i hope you give cruising another try. We've only cruised with Carnival, and only a jandful of times, but we find it to be cost effective, relaxing, and so much fun!