Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Relaxing Cruise

Sail Date: December 29, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Cruise was well run. They sure push the alcohol and the pictures. This ship was smaller than others I've been on. They offered everything and the day was packed with activities. Night time entertainment was typical for this type of vacation. Rooms are small, beds are comfortable. Cabin service and food service were exceptional.

Pros: Not enough hours in the day to do all of the fun things on board. I liked never being bored.

Cons: Hot tubs were crowded with people. They need more or some adult only time slots. Many kids on this cruise, it was win

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship could have had additional hot tubs. The ship was well maintained but shows some age. Layout was a little confusing because not all elevators went to the top floor and we had to switch around to get to the top from our room.
Food and Dining
Food was well prepared and there were lots of choices. Buffet average but good variety. Dinners were very nicely prepared. Desserts were excellent.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroomwas typically small. Everything we needed was there but there was obvious aging. The closet door needed new higes, which tok two days to repair and some surfaces were scratched and could have been upgraded. Beds were very comfortable.
Service and Staff
Ensenada, Mexico
No different than visiting a border town like Nogales or Tijuana. Shops had typical souvenirs and prices were not that low.
Don't Miss: Get to the beaches if you can.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Very Americanized. Excursions were much cheaper in town than on the ship. Crowded but a fun time.
Don't Miss: Any type of on the water boating excursion.

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