Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
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4 out of 5

Expectations

Sail Date: July 31, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I enjoyed every aspect of the cruise, but I went with an open mind and humble expectations.

Pros: The Excursions

Cons: Nothing

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food for most meals was simple, 24 hour pizza, buffet style sandwiches, fruit, ice cream and drinks in Tiffany's. Dinners were varied, but lacked the amount of seafood desired, but there was always a good mix of other items.
Cabin / Stateroom
We enjoyed our small, but adequate sized room. Well ventilated and cooled. The bathroom was comfortable with a standup shower, large sink and mirror. The bed was just two twins pushed together, but it served us well.
Service and Staff
They gave you every second of their attention and the stateroom was cleaned or picked up every time we left it. They went out of their way to make sure that we had what we need at the dinner table as well.
Entertainment
There was a schedule everyday that was filled with activities. We only had the stamina to keep up with a few of them, but everything from art gallery shows to basketball games to pro golf lessons to comedy shows to spa treatments and casinos.
Ship Quality
The ship was large enough to spread out 2500 vacationers and 700 staff members to where lines were minimal and movement was unobstructed. The decor was clean and comfortable. The inside areas were elegant and the outside was warm wood and clean white paint.
Cozumel, Mexico
Don't shop here unless this is the only place you can find it. The seafood is really great here, but Octopus is seasonal and it wasn't in season while we were there. The water is amazing and the fish, baracudas are beautiful.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the snorkeling or suba diving. They were the highlight of my enitre trip!
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Progreso is the least expensive of the two ports we went to so get your souvenirs in Progreso. There is also some of the best seafood on the entire trip in Progreso. Merida was a waste of time for me because we just didn't have enough time to sight see. If you go straight to Merida then you should have enough time, but the ruins really cut our time too short.
Don't Miss: Go to the Dzilbichun ruins and swim in the fresh water, spring fed pool.


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