Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A relaxing cruise

Sail Date: May 26, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Suite

The ship was very clean except for one particular lounge. Although activities seemed limited due to relatively small ship, the advantage was that it was also relatively quiet and relaxing.

Pros: Wonderful crew

Cons: Limited activities on small ship

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony suite. It was sweet. Plenty of room for 3 teens and 2 adults.
Service and Staff
Overall great crew. Be nice if more of them spoke English.
Food and Dining
We ate dinner in the Imagination Dining Room. Food there was very good, but portions were small. However, since we could order as much as we wanted, that also allowed for sampling multiple dishes.
Optional dining time allowed for fast seating with the same wait staff each time.
Breakfast at Tiffany's was just okay. Breakfast at Imagination was less than ideal. Overall, breakfast wasn't worth much.
You needed to be a drinker or gambler in order to have much to do.
Ship Quality
Small but very well kept and clean.
Cozumel, Mexico
Small town, dirty, too many vendors trying to hawk their wares. Had a great time snorkling. The snorkling crew recommended the El Toro (or something like that) restaurant. Food was mediocre, service less than that.

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