May 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Elation
My wife and I have experience with over 50 cruises on several lines including Carnival. This last trip was fun in that we were traveling with great friends that were less experienced with the cruise experience. Food service and quality were OK, but I've had better including previous Carnival trips. The wait staff were extremely polite, friendly and tried to be helpful. However, there were problems. At a table for 10, mistakes were made each night. Meals (as ordered) were not delivered. Multiple requests were needed for bread, condiments etc. One lady waited 45 minutes for her lamb because it had to come from "the other kitchen". All and all most all of the passengers seemed to have a good time.