Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

my summer vacation

Sail Date: August 14, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

On a four day San Diego to Cabo San Lucas mid -August, there were so many children and such a mixed bag of adults we were in culture shock. The music was geared to wild boars. We were on the very front of the ship, yet were put in the dining room in the evening at the opposite end of the ship. Note: we are 70 years old. We were put at a table with a man and his wife from India in native garb who we could not understand.

We had to wait over an hour to disemback the ship because at least twenty non=citizens did not appear in the auditorium to meet the customs agents for clearance. Surely there is a better way to handle this matter.

On the plus side, the staff was nice, the food was nice.Future customers should be notified that summertime is NOT the time to take a cruise as children are out of school.


Pros: getting off the ship

Cons: hundreds of little children on board, most of them in the adults only whirlpool

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
stateroom U4 was small, unattractive; nothing to sit on but the bed. It was maintained spotlessly by "Ricky" who was a lovely gentleman.
Ship Quality
Public restrooms should be monitored more closely to be kept clean
Food and Dining
Service and Staff

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