Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Lower your expecations

Sail Date: September 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I have gone on 2 prior cruises. I don't recommend this cruise because the service and quality were poor, the food was really poor, there were large crowds drinking and smoking, the constant selling of drinks, pictures, spa services was also irritating. We were not able to relax.

Pros: Excursions

Cons: Food, crowds, service

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Food and Dining
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
not at all helpful - be prepared!
Cozumel, Mexico
We did a snorkel excursion offered by Orbitz. The staff on the catamaran were nice and the drinks/food were good. The guide was also very good. However, they took us to two reefs that were so close to the cruise ships we could've swam over! The first reef was shallow and saw some good fish but the other reef was nothing to see. I was hoping they would have taken us further out or to some of the notable reefs. This was disappointing. If I had to do it again, I would research a different snorkel excursion (not thru Orbitz).
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
we went on the excursion to Uxmal Ruins - this was good. From what I could tell, unless you did an excursion to a Mayan Ruins, there was nothing else to do there.

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