Had fun, but I wasn't impressed

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
this was my first cruise experience. i am not sure if i will take another carnival cruise again - i would prefer to try a difference cruise line.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
very, very small portions
i kept getting moved to different tables
staff was rude
food was ok in the dining room - better at the buffets

Entertainment

3 out of 5
shows were good, but limited

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
my son had more fun than me on this trip

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
no one would offer to help - each time i had to go out of my way to ask for help
including getting on the ship - they just stood there and smiled, but did not offer any information on where to go from the boarding area. it was very confusing - no maps or anything

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
the ship was smaller than i expected

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
small, but lots of storage and very comfortable

Pros: The housekeeping staff was great

Cons: the dining room staff were rude, food was mediocre, and getting off/on the ship was disorganized

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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