Great for the kids

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We had an excellent cruise on the Elation. Lines were a bit of a pain and you know what you're getting into with Carnival, however, with 3 kids, they were very happy. Seniors-and anyone who wants a quiet cruise-should not expect that on a Carnival ship, especially during the summer. We adjusted our tipping to account for the children. We will cruise with Carnival again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good. Excellent staff. We didn't care for the late sitting--it was tooooo late and the time conflicted with the kids' program. We tried to change to earlier sitting, but were told no. Dinner was better then the cafeteria-style breakfast and lunch. We did not have breakfast or lunch in the formal dining room. The kids loved the 24-hour availability of the ice cream machine.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Great for the kids! Different age groups, a variety of activities. The printed materials could have been a bit clearer. We don't know what we would have done without the program. Great job on this area Carnival!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew was excellent. The entertainers chatted with me. The photographers were many and only did 8 x 10 photos. We think they should offer 5 x 7 at a lower price.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was fine.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice and clean. Rarely saw our steward. Limited TV channels.

Pros: Kids' program; staff was fluent in English; wait staff in the dining room; value

Cons: Formal seating for dinner; didn't see our room steward. long lines

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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