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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2008
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Kids looked like they were having a great time. Older teens didn't want to participate.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great room with ocean window, comfortable beds & pillows, and always clean.

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!

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