Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Very nice cruise!

Sail Date: August 27, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

It has great gym with modern treadmills, muscle toning equipment, and a great rubberized running track. I used these two facilities daily to burn off the calories from the food eaten onboard.

Pros: Nightly entertainments - showtimes were great!

Cons: Dining time is fixed - should be more like Norwegian cruise with their freestyle dining (i.e., anytime dining)

Food and Dining
There was a variety of food. Very good quality food and drinks (I like the juice they have); however, dining time should be more like Norwegian cruise (guests can dine anytime, and don't have to go to a fixed dining time).
Ship Quality
The Carnival Elation ship is clean & maintained daily by cruise personnel.
Cabin / Stateroom
I like its big bathroom. Room was nice and clean. Room service could more attentive. Towels were not changed twice just because we came back from shore excursion tired and stayed in our room to rest. We had to wait until next day. Bathroom floor should be sanitized daily to keep room odor from accummulating over time especially if there were more guests per stateroom.
Service and Staff
All very friendly. Very nice!
Nightly activities were very good; however, I think better comedian could have been selected I think... Cruise Director was lively & funny.
There were 3 ping pong tables in a very nice & clean Verandah deck; however, their conditions were not well kept - should be replaced. They all need new nets. The paddles were not good for playing.
Grand Turk Island
Very nice swimming beach.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We purchased the rainforest tour. Tour guide was very friendly. The vegetation was very nice, but we were disappointed as we were in a lot of traffic to get there, & we saw just a few small birds (no parrots), no reptiles, no animals, etc. except hearing the Coqui tree frogs, & we missed our 1st seating dining due to traffic. :-(
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Magen's bay should be visited. Nice swimming. Snorkelling on the right side of bay. We saw school of fish around seaweeds and rocks.

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