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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico
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3 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

4 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 15, 2009

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin Type: Inside

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

Quaint ship. Definitely not one of the megaliners out there but not so small that you'd get bored on a 4 night cruise. Pool isn't heated, so if the weather hasn't been warm, be prepared for some cold water.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Surprised that the dining room and the buffet served the same food at dinner. Not much "alternative" dining on board at dinner time. Food wasn't inedible but I've definitely had better.


3 out of 5
Comedy bits were funny. Wasn't too impressed with the singing/dancing shows.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Kids really liked "camp carnival".

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly crew. Dining room hostess was very accommodating to special dietary restrictions and easy to work with. Waiters were very nice but they seemed a bit rushed all the time. It's a very good staff but perhaps there's not enough of them in the main dining room?

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5
A pretty sleepy town. La Bufadora was interesting, but you have to really like shopping as the vendors there are pretty aggressive.

Catalina Island, California

3 out of 5
Need to tender to the island and the seas were a little rough that day making for a loooooong line to get off the boat. Didn't get off until afternoon and last ferry back to the ship was 4pm, so only had time for a quick hike.

Pros: Cheap and convenient

Cons: Food could have been a bit better

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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