Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

carnival cruise to Cabo

Sail Date: May 31, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

It was very nice and clean. The food in the buffet was not good and the food in the dining room was not warm enough and the coffee was not hot. Breakfast in dining room was poor. Entertainment was good, wished they would have had more ball room dancing.

Pros: the duration of the trip was great

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
We found the ship to be laid out nicely except for the dining room. The Imagination is mid-ship and much easier to access than the other. therefore I would recommend that dining room. The other, sorry at a loss right now for the name, was much more difficult to access do to the layout of the ship. The ship was clean.
Food and Dining
I would say the food was average at best in the buffet. The dining room breakfast was average, I expected much more. Coffee in d.r. was not warm enough, staff at breakfast was average to poor. Evening dining: food was good but not always warm enough. Lovely room. Preferred the Imagination dining room. Enjoyed waiter's entertaining us. Dining times were fine.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice. Very comfortable. Very clean
Service and Staff
Staff was great.
Enjoyed the entertainment very much. Felt the Carnival dancers could have been better but as time went on I felt it was due to the poor choreography. Would have liked to have ball-room dancing in Mikado Lounge. Orchestra was excellent as was the Blues Band in the Drama Bar. Great comedian and enjoyed the hypnotist. Would have enjoyed dancing in evening under the stars, maybe they have it in summer months.
Ensenada, Mexico
Heard the Wine Country tour was very nice.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Loved the snorkeling at Chilean Bay. Enjoyed taking a water taxi to Moreno Beach and had a wonderful lunch at The Office.

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