This cruise doesn't even rate a happy face from our experience and it wasn't what we consider a family cruise we would take children on. I felt bad for the families who had small children there. The crew is all smiles when you get on the ship but it was down hill from there... the food was horrible, a frozen tv dinner had more flavor... most of the crew couldn't answer any questions about where anything was located on the ship much less give directions on how to get there, it was disgusting on how staff pushed alcohol... shame on the cruise line for having contests to see what waiter could sell the most, ALL HAIL SPRING BREAK !!!! ... college kids everywhere, drunk out of their minds.. come aboard, we're glad to have you, here, have another drink. Not only was the service lacking in all aspects, the college kids were out of contol !!! Afight among drunk college kids took place outside our room, staff stood by and took no action, no ship security came. Half the time staff was joining in on their "fun" laughing the whole while. Partying, screaming and yelling up and down the hall all night long. It was like running the gauntlet to go from our room to the elevators with all the people in the hall. This is not an exxageration either!!! Fun ship???? Not for us...It was torture for 3 days and we couldn't get off the ship fast enough. The best thing about this experience was seeing the ship in our rearview mirror as we left the parking lot.
Recommends Carnival Elation? No.
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Big ship, but not big enough for all the people it packs in.
Food and Dining
The only thing we ate that was any good was the cheesecake we paid for at the coffee bar, buffet and dining meals were horrible.
Service and Staff
The young lady we spoke to that worked at the coffee bar from the Ukraine was very nice but most everyone else didn't know anything about what was happening on the ship when asked questions and many had difficuty with the language barrier.
Cabin / Stateroom
Adequate and clean, nothing special about the room, could hear everything in the adjoining rooms.
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