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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 29, 2008
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The Elation was a nice ship. We were skeptical of cruising again because the ship we took before wasn't very nice (The Holiday). The Elation was clean and had more activities.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
There was plenty of food and desserts! There were tons of options. The downside was I gained 6 pounds!!!!!!


5 out of 5
There was plenty to do, even while in port. The games were fun. The Fun Guy (Stu) was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was wonderful. We had the best servers in the dining room. They referred to us by name and even went above and beyond to make a special dessert for me that wasn't even on the menu!!!! The only negative experience with staff was with the pit boss in the casino. He was a jerk!!! So we just didn't go back into the casino.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout of the ship was perfect. The miniature golf was fun. The decor in public areas was up-to-date and nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom was nice. It felt bigger than the prior ship (The Holiday). The bed was a little hard. The bedding (the down comforter) was awesome. It kept me warm!
5 out of 5
This is our second time cruising to Ensenada. It actually looked cleaner this time. More people spoke English compared to last trip. The bars in the area were all competing for our business. The company shops (Papas & Beer, Hussongs, etc.) were not cheap. The little stores were cheaper, but they all carried the same "junk".
Don't Miss: Papas & Beer was probably the best bar.
5 out of 5
Tender ports are kind of a pain because you have to take a boat from the ship to the port. Cabo was nice. Everyone spoke English. We had a blast at Cabo Wabo. There was a Hooters, too, but we didn't see it until we were already headed back to the ship.
Don't Miss: Don't miss Cabo Wabo.

Pros: Tons of activities

Cons: Alcoholic drinks were expensive

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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