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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 16, 2007
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 10 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


1 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
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.

Pros: Nice large cabins, good use of space

Cons: too many children running the hallways without adult supervision

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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