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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 26, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
You needed to be a drinker or gambler in order to have much to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Overall great crew. Be nice if more of them spoke English.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Small but very well kept and clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony suite. It was sweet. Plenty of room for 3 teens and 2 adults.
3 out of 5
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.

Pros: Wonderful crew

Cons: Limited activities on small ship

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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