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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: December 24, 2007
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryI have never taken the time to write a review on a vacation I took, but this time I want to write if it means just one person will save their money and avoid this cruise. I am not one who likes to complain but quite honestly this is the worst vacation I've ever taken.
Food and Dining
Shore Excursions: Carnival recommends that you only go through their people to book shore excursions. They say that this will keep you protected as the companies they go through have had background checks and insurance. What they don't tell you is that instead of booking through the excursions desk just book it when you arrive in port from the company that deals with carnival. Same great shore excursions and you've cut out the middleman and their price increase. We did the swim with dolphins excursion. It was a great time but pricey. We made the mistake of booking through the cruise line and paid much much more than the people who just walked up. The threats that the shore excursion will be all full are just scare tactics.
Ports: Cabo and Ensenada are pretty similar. Be prepared for begging and offers of cheap jewelry.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Pros: Many nice people from around the country