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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 07, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Very nice ship, but over crowded.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The formal dining was great. Service was outstanding. The lunch/dinner buffet was absolutely horrible. Extreme lines the the buffet lines no matter what time it was. Breakfast buffet was good except for the long lines.


1 out of 5
Out of my 7 days I only found 1 show that was to my liking. To me, we were in sea way to long and not nearly enough shows to keep a SOBER person busy. If you like to party this is the cruise for you.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff were wonderful. Best part of the cruise was the treatment by the staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was kept Extremely clean. Two small pools for 1500-2000 people, was not enough. No adult pool, only adult hot-tub area. Accessibility was very difficult at times due to over-crowding.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I had the Jr. Suite with an semi-obstructed view. I loved the room plenty of room for two. The room was cleaned 2X a day which was very nice. Room service was 1-1 1/2 hour wait for food at night and very quick in the morning
5 out of 5
Island was beautiful, but very poor people. Most were very friendly. I went horseback riding and it was good. The tour guide was very nice as we rode through some hills and back to the ocean.
Don't Miss: The Safe Beach- Well kept beach-drinks and food served on the beach. Wow I loved that.
5 out of 5
Dolphin swim w/lunch. Shopping was good as well. We only had 5 hours on this port which really sucked. I wanted to go to the beach , but didn't have enough time.
Don't Miss: Dolphin swim was incredible. The best thing I have ever done!!!!
5 out of 5
4X4 Jeep tour was great, espicially attempting to drive on the wrong side of the road. Went to Hell, a little area in mid island. Had lunch and snorkeled for the rest of the day. It was incredible.
Don't Miss: The whole island.

Pros: Rooms and Service

Cons: 1)Boarding and Un-boarding ships 2) Very crowded 3)Not enough time at Ports 4) Buffet was horible

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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