Carnival Elation Cruise Review
Our entire experience was better than we hoped. Our room was lovely, the entertainment was great (the comedians were particularly good) and the food was amazing, comparable to a first class restaurant. Our cabin steward was very friendly and efficient and our dining staff was extremely professional but also fun. Considering we cruised after September 11, I was impressed with the care given to providing good security, including a Coast Guard escort from LA. There also was a medical emergency one evening, requiring a Coast Guard helicopter rescue, which was handled amazingly well. My only criticism is that the embarkation procedure was extremely long, particularly for anyone who has a problem standing in line. We arrived before noon and stood in line for nearly 3 hours for the entire process. To be fair, however, much of this was due to new security procedures still being ironed out, so hopefully the line-ups will soon be shorter. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation and I would cruise again with Carnival in a minute.