Family of 6

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

Overall, the ship seemed older than it's 1997 birthdate would indicate. The decor in the dining rooms seemed like a meeting of all decors ever used anywhere. That said, who cares?

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
My kids LOVED the broadway type shows and costumes, they also loved the family version of the hypnotist. My daughter and I enjoyed the towel folding class and wish they had more learning opportunities. Most other events were alcohol related (bar tending, wine tasting), costly (Bingo at $20 a card) or singles oriented.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Club Carnival was fine. They had some fun Halloween events and workers who seemed to really enjoy kids. We used it during the day for a few hours but never at night when they would have charged (after 10:00, it would have cost us $18/hr to have the kids participate.)

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: The ease

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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