Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Great Cruise - Wonderful vacation

Sail Date: February 26, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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

Cons: nothing

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Food and Dining
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
Cabin / Stateroom
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
Service and Staff
every staff member was friendly, courteous and very helpful. Waiters/waitresses were attentive,
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
Ship Quality
the ship has plenty of room for the 2000+ passnegers and 900 crew members ==roomy and comfortable
Cozumel, Mexico
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
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
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

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