Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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2 out of 5

Catalina Island, Ensenada

Sail Date: April 12, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I do mean EVERYWHERE. Most activities were planned for late night, like 11:00pm

Pros: Cabin was very nice

Cons: Food and seating in the main dining was terrible. Eaten better at buffet. Elevator service was horrid, they would go right on by you most of the time. Kids everywhere, and I do mean EVERYWHERE. Most activities were planned for late night, like 11:00pm

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Most of the staff were friendly enough except for in the Duty Free store. They were very rude
Ship Quality
Couldn't see out windows clearly at all
Food and Dining
Better food at a casino buffet. Every night our order was wrong and came out at different times. Our table must have been in the main thoroughfare since the waiters constantly ran into us. Breakfast was something else. Ham omelet with ham that tasted spoiled and it took three seperated trips to get my order
Shows were late starting, looked as if they practiced for about 15 minutes. Had two show times and would have Bingo right before the second show so all of the seats were taken an hour before. The various musical "entertainers" found throughout the ship couldn't carry a tune in a bucket with both hands. Every song sounded like every other song PROVIDED that you could understand the words and they could remember what they were
Catalina Island, California
Nice place but the shops open late
Don't Miss: Definitely should do the Inland Tour
Ensenada, Mexico
The Gold Coast Tour is a waste. You get on a bus, drive 5 minutes to the Cultural Center for about 1/2 hour, then drive up the coast for ab out 1 hour to a restaurant that tries to rip you off by selling you food valued at 12 dollars for 16.50. Then you ride back to the ship.

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