Simply Elated

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

Upon boarding the "Elation" Friday evening I checked my voice mail. I learned that my offer on a 1/2 acre lot in East Highland Ranch, CA was accepted. The architecture of the "Elation" inspired me to design the home that I will build on the lot. The design w as complete by Saturday noon and includes a full height atrium inspired by the "Elation's" five story atrium. I am an unemployed CA registered Architect so the permit process and construction should move rather swiftly. The completed 3 story split level home will be christened "Elation, P.R.". This was my first cruise as a civilian. I did a 4 year gig in the USNavy. The whole experience was incredible as so much fun was compressed into a 3 day weekend cruise. I met people from every corner of the mundo. Bienvindos.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great and plentiful. What can I say, I gained ten pounds. The line dance performed by the serving crew will be remembered at my next party.


5 out of 5
24 hours a day something was happening. At 3am on Sunday while on my way to get coffee, I was dancing with a young lady outside the Drama Bar. I only wish we had more time to experience all of the available activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our Indonesian mater de should be commended. Service all over the ship was excellant. A special thaks to Kay from South Africa, Elena of Romania, and Monica of Motenegro.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I surveyed every accessable space of the ship and given a few hours, could draw a set of plans including a structural analysis. The area near the food serving area next to the pool could use additional rest room facilities for the gentlemen.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was comfortable. The life preserver locker however prevented easy access to the porthole window. Motif was early eighties and could be modernized with a few improvements and color change. Addition of LED lighting would save energy and add a cool but warm charisma.

Pros: The Cosmopolitan Crew

Cons: Disembarking Procedure

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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