November 2015 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Elation
We loved to relax and not have to think about our jobs. The food was great & the crew was awesome in taking care of us. We loved exploring the ship and watching the scenery. We were not, however, expecting the unending sales pitches, although in hind-site, we should have known because it is a tourist gig. We tried not to spend much money, but there is opportunity after opportunity to buy things, especially stuff you don't really need at prices that are supposedly reduced. They also don't tell you that you must claim your purchases on an immigration & customs form when you return to the US until the evening before your return. Alcohol & jewelry are pitched endlessly even on the excursions & you can't even get to your excursion or back without walking thorough a narrow, seemingly endless market. We got tired, fast, of the endless marketing pitches but we really enjoyed everything else.