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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 10 years ago
I had a great cruise, but it was no thanks to Carnival. We went with a large group (about 200 people) and we had our own activities organised that were separate from Carnival's activities. I checked their itinerary each day and rarely found anything that sounded interesting to me, so I'm glad I had plenty to do with our own group.
The ventilation and segregation of smoking areas is absolutely atrocious. We asked for a non-smoking cabin and were given a cabin with smokers on both sides of us. Walking through Elation's Way, reading all the "thank you for not smoking" signs, I could barely breathe from the totally open plan casino right next door that filled that entire deck with smoke. They had areas designated for smokers that were spaced all over the ship, so no matter where you went there was smoke filling the air. At the very back of the Inspiration Dining Room was the only place I ever found that was entirely safe for me to breathe. I have an inhaler and generally use it maybe once or twice a month. I was using it six times a day on this cruise.
I would not recommend Carnival to anyone, and most especially not to non-smokers.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Food was ok.
Cons: Poor design and terrible segregation of non-smoking and smoking areas.