Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 out of 5

Worst Cruise Ever

Sail Date: January 01, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The staff was excellent, the food was plentiful 24/7, and most of the time it was good. The crew was extremely curteous and helpful. On our way to Cozumel the ships propulsion system on one side of the ship malfunctioned. The ship rocked from side to side like a baby's cradle. It was my husband's birthday and we had close to $2000.00 invested in the trip. Including days off from work, 14 hr. drive roundtrip, gasoline,excursions,shopping, photographs, extra tips, maintenance to vehicle prior to travel. The cruise line's idea of compensation was $72.25 per person. We were on land four hours, never made it to our 2nd destination, and rocked from side to side basically for 5 days on the water.

Pros: Crew, Dining Staff, Ship Cleanliness

Cons: The Ship Malfunctioned and compensated us $72.50

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Ship Quality
the ship was for the most part reasonably clean, the decor was nicely decorated
Food and Dining
the food was good most of the time, some of the food served during the formal setting was a bit too bland
Cabin / Stateroom
stateroom was in good condition
the entertainment was good
Service and Staff
the ship staff was the best part of the trip. The ship staff member who had to follow orders to under compensate us for out horrific inconveinence was the worst part of the trip. Of course the actual malfunction of the ship was devastating.

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