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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 31, 2010

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

The Elation is a great ship. Very clean, well organized, well-trained staff. We had five in our room and amazingly we were comfortable. We liked the entertainment - especially the Legends show on the last night. There's lots do to and several places to hang out. Great ship!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great. It's amazing that that many people can be served, and served well. Our waiters were friendly and efficient. After one or two meals they were bringing us the condiments and beverages they knew we liked without us having to order them. They were amazing.


5 out of 5
We had fun. Lots of variety and many places to hang out. The Legends show on the last night was fantastic.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our thirteen-year-old had fun making new friends.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Well trained.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean. The staff works hard to keep it clean and yet seems to blend in and not be in your way while they do it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean. Roomy - even for five of us in the room.

Ports Of Call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Good shopping. Great beaches.
Don't Miss: We hired a taxi to take our party of nine to Playa Palancar. $20/pp included the ride, snorkeling and kayaking. Food there was good.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

1 out of 5
Either stay on board or catch a tour to the ruins. Save your shopping for Cozumel.

Pros: Great staff, service, food and entertainment

Cons: MIniature Golf

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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