Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

ATTENTION CRUISE VIRGINS!!!

Sail Date: June 18, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

It was my first time using carnival or even being on a cruise for that matter. This ship is a total partier ship, and 20-40ish couple romantic getaway ship not really for the youngin's or old folk even though they have activities for them its just not compatible. I suggest you play the horse betting game in the casino the third game they up the winnings and for three bucks you can win up to eighty bucks if your stuff animal horse wins!!! If you want to eat great then i suggest the dining room for breakfast lunch and dinner you have to have a server and his helper and they really really want a good tip but that food its sooooo much better then the grill, and cafe. That food in the cafe and the grill are really filling and heartburny and also you can get any kind of reg drinks for free if you tip well. You can even ask for the lobster and the prime rib and extra shimp cocktails if you grease the waiters hand well :). I dont have on bad thing to say about the staff. They are all very interesting with different accents. Only one staff was from new orleans everyone else where from other places then the usa. They were young and cute and very helpful. If you get too drunk the security comes out and takes you some where i saw this chick get taken away because see was piss drunk on the first day. Never get a one room for 5 people. get two rooms for the same price!!! The towel animals every night found in the room was totally cool and they suggest that you tip 30.00 per person on the cruise for tips. (but you can take it off your bill if you tell them you were tipping manually.) u cant do anything with money there except the horse race in the casino. everything is with you stupid key card. some people were charged for things that werent theres so make sure you check your reciept when you clear your acct. I liked it and my kids and seasick bracelets and pills and it helped. No free soda or bottled water so bring your own or buy in mexico its totally expensive on the ship.

Pros: THE DINING ROOM FOOD!!! THE STAFF ON THE SHIP EXTRA HELPFUL AND NICE!

Cons: THEY WOULDNT TAKE CASH!!! YOU ALWAYS HAD TO USE THE CARD!! DONT FALL FOR THE HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE BACK TO THE SHIP IN ENSENADA FOR SAME AS TRAM PRICE THE DUDE LEAVES YOU A HALF MILE FROM SHIP CUZ HE CANT PAST THROUGH SECURITY!!!

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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Ensenada, Mexico
la bufadora...you have to walk this sales walk about a half mile it seemed of repetitious mexican hats, ponchos and pharm meds with mexicans begging for your business. no way of getting around them you have to make the walk and it totally sucks!!!!~


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