Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

first time cruiser

Sail Date: June 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

This was our first cruise traveling with the family having little kids. one must try or experience the cruise trip if you can afford one. we are certainly looking to travel in future .

Pros: food- love the varities at buffet.

Cons: wish had a infant daycare free

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
the ship is large, the area was clean and elevators are everywhere.
Food and Dining
I love the food at the buffet and could highly recommend to attend the formal dinning night only at the restaurant. Buffet is excellent choice if you love variety. there is pizza open 24hours. lemonade,coffee are free, so why waste money on soda if you are not a frequent drinker. They charge 15% gratuity on every drink at the bar.
Cabin / Stateroom
we had asked for a infant crib before arriving the ship, it was not there, we never asked after looking at the size of the room.
Service and Staff
the dinning area staff are not so friendly. our room cleaner was good, i had given him a huge tip, he used to make a towel animal and kept mint chocolates every night for the kids.
They have magic show, comedy show and late night pool party which we did not attend but could view it on t.v the next day.
Children's Programs
i wish they had a infant less than 2 year a daycare as well. my 5 year old love the camp carnival and did not want to come back to the stateroom every night, so roamed late night the lounges.

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