Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

An OK Cruise.

Sail Date: May 14, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our first time on the Carnival Elation but 4th time on a cruise. We choose this ship because of where it ported out of - Mobile because we could make the drive to the port - the closest to us - 11 hrs. The port is very easy to get in and out. The ship itself was nice. Staff friendly and helpful. However, my daughter had helped someone that had fallen in a bathroom stall - she was able to get into the stall with the person. A carnival staff person could not - the staff was friendly but never appreciated the help. Also another staff person acted like they could not even come into the bathroom. When there is an emergency you go in. Maybe they are not trained but that is still not an excuse. Our Room Stewart and waitor was very accomindating. Kept our room clean and ice available for us. A+ rating for her and him!!

Pros: The carnival staff - room stewart and waitor was excellent!!!!

Cons: The time in ports. Wish the time at ports was all day or longer. Also, the shows - the dancers did not dance much. Believe they danced at the welcome show and only 1 other time.

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Enjoy comedy! Some of the comedy shows where excellent. Some failed to even rate as average.
Service and Staff
George Town, Grand Cayman
Went to see the sting rays - tours guide was great - Rowan Water Sports, Policarpo Nunez Solarzano.
Cozumel, Mexico
Went to a private beach. Thought we were going to snorkle - did not. Was disappointed.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Went to the falls. The falls is wonderful but is dangerous. Getting out of the shops was hard. If you don't want to shop just walk.

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