Very nice cruise!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 27, 2006
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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).

Entertainment

5 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All very friendly. Very nice!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Carnival Elation ship is clean & maintained daily by cruise personnel.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
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. :-(
5 out of 5
Magen's bay should be visited. Nice swimming. Snorkelling on the right side of bay. We saw school of fish around seaweeds and rocks.
5 out of 5
Very nice swimming beach.

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)

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