Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 cruise (first)


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2 out of 5

Not a good first time cruise experience

Sail Date: July 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Over all on a scale of 1-10 I give this sailing experience a 2. The food was terrible and I'm not a picky eater. The kids activities were not geared to ages,my 11 year old felt like the activites for her were way too young...11 year olds do not want to color. The pools were horrible, filled with sea water and freezing cold, hot tubs were tiny. The drinks were very expensive and most were pre mixed...Kids running around on the ship at 5-6 years of age unsupervised at night. I had to sleep with my TV on to block out the noise. We were not able to visit Cabo due to tropical storm, Carnival did not give any reasonable compensation. Over all the experience was not worth the cost....

Pros: attention to our room

Cons: Everything, food, pools, drinks, rocking of ship, shows, kids running around

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Ship Quality
I was somewhat clean, bathrooms are like airplane bathrooms....ship was old and pools were icky!!!!
Food and Dining
Cold and icky!!!!!!
Cabin / Stateroom
Small but good service.....
Service and Staff
Some people on the ship...not all...were rude and negative...especially at the information person argued with me over how long a specific shore excursion was....everone on the ship for the most part has a heavy accent!!!!
Children's Programs
Not appropriate for ages....

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