Lacking in Scheduled Activities

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 31, 2011
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was great. The staff were amazing. There was just nothing to do.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
At times, it seemed that the food options were limited during key eating times, such as when folks were returning from excursions.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
From the time I got up until about 7 pm there was nothing to do but eat and drink. Basically, they were counting on he fact that you were too drunk to notice thatthere was nothing to do.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The children's programs were great. My primary concern was that the only things on the ship for children to do was in the children's programs. This was supposed to be a family-friendly ship, but there was nothing to do as a family. Essentially, it was "drop the kid off and parents go party." There needs to be much more effort to have family-friendly activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
My only complaint was that I got charged for InRoom drinks that I never consumed. I went to Guest Services and was assured that it would be resolved and it never was.

Pros: After7pm, there were awesome shows

Cons: From the time you get up until about 7 pm, there is absolutey nothing to do except eat and drink yourself to oblivion.

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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