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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 08, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Wasn't expecting such a great vacation from an older boat and a so called "budget" cruiseline such as Carnival. Had read a few reviews before we went on our trip and was a little concerned. The concerns went away after the 1st day. The ship was in great shape and the food was absolutely wonderful. The service was great as is expected on a cruise and some of the entertainment was quite good. Some was pretty corny though but the casino was always available at night. Kids had a fun time with the many activities (13 & 16). Got a little tired of the constant pressure to buy something - pictures, specialty drinks, excursions, etc. Beer prices were way too high on the ship, but managed to get my fill at the ports!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Relaxed on the beach at Playa de Carman - Used chairs and umbrellas at Senor Frogs at no charge, but spent about $100 on food and drinks. Fair exchange!
5 out of 5
ATV & Snorkel - family of 5 had great time!

Pros: Port location

Cons: Beer prices

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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