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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 14, 2008
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

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.


Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Public restrooms should be monitored more closely to be kept clean

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
stateroom U4 was small, unattractive; nothing to sit on but the bed. It was maintained spotlessly by "Ricky" who was a lovely gentleman.

Pros: getting off the ship

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

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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