Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Elation Carnival Cruise

Sail Date: December 09, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall it was a good experience. Two days at sea were a little boring. Would do shorter cruises or ones with more stops. Having to use tenders were awful to access Cozumel. Communication was poor and they did not explain how long the delays were so passengers were left standing for hours waiting to board the small boats to shore. Advise doing ONLY cruises to places that the ship actually docks.

Pros: The service and food were excellent

Cons: Using tenders was awful and slow. a 12 hour cozumel ended up being 3 hours for some due to delays with tenders. Won't ever do another cruise that can't dock at a pier.

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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Key West, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Don't try to book excursions with locals as the ship can delay you arriving on schedule. Best bet is get off the boat and rent a jeep - explore and pick and choose your adventures based on the weather and your time there.

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