Slightly overrated

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 24, 2007
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The city bus cost me and my family $2.25/person for fare between the San Diego Airport and the departure harbor - this compared to the $36/person that Carnival would charge for the same service. Why didn't you at least tell me that I could have a cheaper option? I had to find out on my own. From this beginning I realized that Carnival nickel and dimed us for most services - when we were at Cabo San Lucas if we were to go snorkeling for example it would cost us $85/person if we booked it through Carnival. We did go snorkeling and it cost us only $20/person as we booked the services in town. Such a discrepancy on costs of services led me not to trust Carnival. i always got the feeling that the employees were trying to sell us something. Not what i wanted to go through for a vacation that i had to pay more for anyway since it was during a holiday week.
3 out of 5
snorkeling was great
3 out of 5
snorkeling was great

Pros: The food was excellent

Cons: too many extra services to pay for

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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