Worst Experience Ever

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 10, 2011

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

My husband and I had planned this vacation 7 months in advance anticipating the sail date. It was our first vacation without our children but was not an experience I'd consider memorable. When we made port in Progresso, the Carnival employees directed us to a local bar that they indicated was close and SAFE. In fact, one they'd recommened to many of the carnival cruisers. While at this bar with my husband, the host/waiter placed what I would equate to the "date rape drug" in my drink. Shortly thereafter he attempted to sexually assault me. After this drug wore off we contacted Carnival to provide a verbal complaint. After being transferred several times, the Carnival representative's response was that despite the fact their employee recommended the local bar the only way they could have guaranteed our safety in Mexico would have been if we'd paid for and taken a Carnival excursion. We will NEVER cruise again with Carnival and will not be recommending anyone to cruise with Carnival.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was cold, nasty and closed at inconvenient times. Room serivce did not offer many options.


1 out of 5
Would have liked other options for adults that were not so late.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Language barrier of on-ship employees was difficult at times. Off-ship employees (Progresso) were lacking in ensuring the safety of their passengers.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

1 out of 5
Refer to previous comment. This port is a danger to people not from the area and was very dirty.
Don't Miss: NOTHING!

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
We were not impressed with the area. It did not meet our expectations.
Don't Miss: NOTHING!

Pros: Getting Home

Cons: The food and treatment by staff

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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