1st Cruise Experience
Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: July 20, 2009
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Thank you to the staff for answering many questions, as the "Welcome aboard Info packet from Carnival" could not be downloaded. Apparently Carnival is aware and trying to correct the problem as Carnival is no longer mailing the "paper" brochure. It was good to be informed of the list of fees and additional charges. We used as many prepay as we thought we'd use and definitely avoided the end of cruise "billing statement shock" many of our fellow travelers experienced. It would have been more fun to spend the evening in Catalina Island as we were advised to return to the ship before dark for safety reasons in Ensenada. Our schedule was 9-4 in Catalina and 10-9 in Ensenada. On board activities were enjoyed by many. The evening shows were great and different each night. The food was plentiful and good, but our group preferred the all inclusive in Mexico (past vacation) for variety, options and taste.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: La Bufadora (just be ready for the hawkers)
Don't Miss: Glass bottom boats are fun.
Pros: The stateroom, gym and ship facilities were excellent
Cons: Only place to "get away" from the masses was your stateroom