Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

First time cruisers

Sail Date: March 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall, enjoyed the experience. Teenagers loved it all especially the hottubs. Pool too cold to swim, ship and rooms too air conditioned to feel comfortable without sweaters. Would have liked a few more hours in port. Didn't like the college age students who were loud, foul mouthed, drunk and throwing up in hallways. Perhaps, stewards could patrol halls and set some type of penalties for them. Didn't like being asked to tip matre-d or tour guides on pre-packaged tours. Enjoyed the port tours, spa and the relaxation. 5 nights was just the right amount of time. Very easy getting on & off ship.

Pros: Not having to cook or clean.

Cons: Rooms too cold for March, pool water too cold to swim, drunken college age groups

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Food and Dining
Great meals although the best entrees were only on one night which meant you had to choose. I thought I had heard we could have lobster more than one night? Lines way too long for omelettes in the morning. Also, didn't like to have to pay for a dinner drink every night as it should be included with the tour price.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Great room with ocean window, comfortable beds & pillows, and always clean.
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Kids looked like they were having a great time. Older teens didn't want to participate.

Was this review helpful?

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top