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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago

I was actually surprised to read that the Elation is less than ten years old. Without knowing this, I would have classified it as an "older ship".

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The options in the buffet (Tiffany's) were quite limited and at times the buffet lines were long. The choices for the evening meal at the formal dining room were somewhat disappointing - lacked imagination. In fact, the last night we ordered several appetizers as none of the main courses were appealing.


3 out of 5
I was somewhat disappointed in the limited number of activities, especially for "at sea" days. Some of the trivia contests we attended were as "audience members" rather than participants. Show schedules were not well planned for "early diners".

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was, without exception, very attentive and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean and well laid out. Staff was always in attendance picking up and cleaning public areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice size. Not cramped. However, it had a "dated look". It would have been nice if there was a mini-frig in the stateroom.

Pros: Nice, inexpensive getaway

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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