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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Overall I loved being at sea. I would have enjoyed more information re our location and speed, temps, and wildlife. The ship was a good size - not too big. The ports-of-call were great. The cruise director is like a cliche of himself and should tone it down. The cost of drinks or wine is much too expensive. I will think hard before going on a cruise again given how much over priced the alcohol is. I could have just as much fun on land without such an expense. The service is quite good.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food served in Tiffany's was quite good. The food served in the Inspiration dining room was a real disappointment. The beef was tough and overcooked, the fish was chewy and cold. I could never recommend this cruise if it was based upon the food served in the Inspiration dining room.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Some of the evening entertainment was too hokie but most was okay.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My daughter particpated in the Circle C Club. She really, really enjoyed the acitivites and getting to meet other teens.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was kept in good shape and easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: The sun and the ports-of-call; the teen club was a big hit with my teenager.

Cons: The food served in the Inspriation dining room and the very high cost of alcohol.

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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