Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

A great Experience!!!

Sail Date: July 01, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our first cruise, and probably won't be the last!!! We got to the port from the airport very quickly, and really had no problems embarking. There wasn't too big a line, and at the counter we breezed through everything very quickly. The ship was a little smaller than others at first sight, but once inside, you didn't fell cramped or crowded at all. The atrium was very nicely decorated, and the live music was enjoyable.We were hungry after our flight, so it was nice that they had food on the Lido deck. It was a great wasy to enter the ship! We were amazed at how clean the ship was constantly kept,it was spick and span, even being an "older ship." Our lifeboat drill was delayed until 5:00 as many people on board were busy watching the soccer world cup finals! :-) (ourselves included) The food in the restaurants was amazing! Portion sizes in the dining room ws just enough, though if you wanted more you could always order another. the waiters and waitresses were all very friendly and helpful. We had a lot of fun in all the ports, and weather was never a problem because it would only rain for about 15 minutes at a time before clearing up again. Snorkeling was amazing at grand turk!! This was a Wonderful experience!!

Pros: the food, the ports of call

Cons: days at sea

The shows after dinner varied. Some were very nice, others not so good.
Children's Programs
Ship Quality
the ship was very well decorated in all, with nothing being too overpowering or too dull. It was constantly kept clean, and was easily accessable.
Food and Dining
The food was one of the highlights of our trip!! Whenever necessary, one could go into Tiffanys and grab a bite to eat from the buffet. Pizza was always available and of high quality, as well as the soft serve ice cream. In the mornings, they had a late risers breakfast for those who slept in. Omlets were awesome!! Formal dining was also very enjoyable.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was smaller than we had expected at first sight, but we soon became used to it. The beds were very comfortable, and four people fit comfortably in a room.
Service and Staff
Everyone on the ship was very helpful and nice. We loved our waiters and room steward!!!

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