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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 22, 2008
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

The ship was a bit old, upgrades in the in the room are recommended. Overall cruise was fine if you enjoy cruises, my husband liked it, me not so much. If you are lazy and like to be told what to do on a vacation this is the place you need to go to. Ridiculous 20mins drill to start off your vacation is mandatory on the ship before leaving port, dinner seating times are arranged with other strangers at a huge do not get your own table seating so if you are anti-social this is not the place for you since you will most likely have to make conversation with your other ship mates.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining times was good and food was satisfying, my complaint would be the times of the buffet, did not run 24 hours and ended at specific times which was very unconvinient.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff quality was nice but didn't really go above and beyond...had to wait 30mins for blowdryer to deliver to the room

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was clean but old looking

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Room decor was poor, and comfort was poor as well, definetely need upgrades.
3 out of 5
Ported at Cabo for one day, not enough time to enjoy a full day there, we only had few hours before we had to get back on the ship and beware as docking off the port takes about 20 mins.

Cons: Being stuck on a ship

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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