Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Very Enjoyable Cruise

Sail Date: October 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

This is an excellent short cruise. Overall the quality of the ship, staterooms, entertainment and food exceeded my expectations. The port of Ensenada does not have a lot to offer as a destination, but perhaps some of the tours offered would be good.

There was a lot of partying on board this vessel which was well suited to my group. There was also plenty to do for those who wanted a more relaxing time.

Pros: Very professional and attentive staff

Cons: smoking in some areas

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Food and Dining
Food is plentyfull and always available. The quality was on the whole above average but not always consistent. In my experience the cold dishes were much better than the hot.
Again the dining room staff were excellent.
Ship Quality
Although this ship is 10+ years old, I was blown away by how good a condition it was in. The maintenance and cleaning staff do an awesome job. Very few signs that this is not a brand new boat.
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom was excellent. Above average room and every space was very well designed to make the most of the available area. The beds extremely comfortable and the bathroom and shower were also excellent.
Service and Staff
The best. Everyone professional and pleasant, trying very hard to ensure a good vacation experience for their customers,
Entertainment and shows were very good. Comparable to land based entertainment.

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