Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

a so-so cruise

Sail Date: January 31, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

typical cruise ship. Captain's party, superbowl party and entertainment excellent. Otherwise they were out to extract evey last dime from you. Everything way over priced. Cruise director was a total pain.

Pros: entertainment was great

Cons: food and room accomodations

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom fine except for bed arrangement. If you chose a double, no way to get to one of the sides except to crawl over furniture and the end of the bed.
Dance show and comedians excellent. Comedian, one of the best. Felt the other activities there, were just to try to give passengers something to kill time with. Found no interest in them, except one.
Food and Dining
Variety good. Many etrees way over spiced and sauced, losing the basic taste.
Some vegetables inedible. Assumed they ordered good stuff, but got bad--but then served it.
Service and Staff
Good staff, Table waiter excellent, helpful and friendly.-but lacked basic skills of proper serving techiques. (I know, I was trained by someone who insisted on it.) Cruise director just a loudmouth dud.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Typical Mexico town out to sell you everything and anything. Our boat trip to see the rocky point at the entrance to the bay was good. Others reported whale watching went well. Never found a good restaurant.
Don't Miss: see above

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