Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Good value cruise

Sail Date: December 04, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

A very nice cruise for the money.

Pros: Dining room food and staff , entertainment

Cons: Buffet food, Ports

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
I like this size ship as opposed to some Mega ships. At least you feel like you are sailing. Could have used more seating on deck 7 to hear piano player
Food and Dining
Dining room has very good banquet quality food. Mongolian stir fry good heathy lunch. Buffet food uniformly luke warm and limited.
Cabin / Stateroom
Had to crawl over table to exit one side of the bed. Good large shower. Towels plentiful but a bit stiff.
Reviews good to very good. Lounge bands great. Enjoyed male piano player especially at afternoon tea.
Service and Staff
Very friendly helpful except cashier in casino. Shop personnel very good. Liquor prices competitive without foreign transaction fee.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Get cheap beers and haggle for a beach massage. Mayan ruins are interesting if you are a history buff
Cozumel, Mexico
Shops are all about he same. Save the cab fare and hit the pier stores.

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