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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 26, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The Imagination is a great ship and in very good condition for the number of passengers it carries every week. Very clean and well maintained, cabins are a little worn in spots, but overall very clean and tidy. Entire ship is in excellent condition and well cared for. Temprature was always comfortable on the ship -The ship was steady and comfortable to ride the entire trip. Captain and his staff did a great job especially getting in and out of ports.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
If you are looking for a 5 star dining experience, you will be disappointed - otherwise food quality is above average, a wide variety of options including sushi, pizza bar, salad bar and plenty of high quality soups, appetizers and entres. Great deserts and plenty of them -- yum ! Best feature is you can get the same menu served in the formal dining room served as a buffett in the casual dining areas on a flexible schedule

Entertainment

5 out of 5
cruise director and his staff did an excellent job of coordinating all activities and making certain passengers were well informed of what was happening on the ship. The shows were very good and entertaining. If you're looking for lido de paris quality, you may be disappointed, but the shows were very well presented and very entertaining. The New Show "WIN" is really good and very well presented

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
every staff member was friendly, courteous and very helpful. Waiters/waitresses were attentive,

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
the ship has plenty of room for the 2000+ passnegers and 900 crew members ==roomy and comfortable

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin steward was very attentive, state rooms are large enough for 2 psgrs, a bit worn but very clean and well appointed - bath room is a little dated, but clean and functional
5 out of 5
very commercial and developed tourist area - but still nice place to shop for gifts and souveneers. Plenty of shore excursions - I didn't take any, but there is plenty to choose from if you're interested
5 out of 5
very nice quaint, unspoiled and undiscoverd mexican city -- free shuttle into town from the dock -- progresso is about 1 mile ride from the ship to the town -
Don't Miss: local market downtown - lots of handicrafts - can bargin with vendors

Pros: staff, ship quality, entertainment, ports of call,

Cons: nothing

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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