Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Mediocore cruise

Sail Date: June 16, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Room Type: Inside

The Elation was a nice enough ship and the cabins were roomy and convenient. There were two of us in an inside cabin and I never felt clostrophobic. The rooms were well tended to by the housekkeeping staff. The entire staff was friendly and always ready with a cheerful "hello". The staff in the casual dining room was incredible. They cleaned the tables as soon as someone left and left it clean with clean utensils wrapped inside a clean, cloth napkin.The thing I didn't like were the children who were allowed to run up and down the hallways and jumping off the stairs. This occurred throughout our cruise. I also felt that the pool was too small for the size of ship.

Pros: Nice large cabins, good use of space

Cons: too many children running the hallways without adult supervision

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

The nighttime entertainment was really poor. There was a comedian 2 nights and 3 nights had the Carnival singers and dancers perform. The performances were like a high school production; nothing like I have seen before on any other ships. On other cruises I've taken the shows were more like Circ de Solei type shows.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
I felt that the food selection was a bit boring and it took quite a long time to get our food in the dining room at night.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We did the ATV adventure and it was fun but I felt way too expensive for the outting. We only got to ride for about an hour of the 4 hour trip.
Ensenada, Mexico
We did the kayaking adventure and it was fun. They supplied the wet suits and sandals, along with the kayak and paddles. It was a good adventure going out to the Blowhole and seeing it from the ocean side.

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