Young couple that had a great time

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 05, 2012
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This was my first cruise and my boyfriend's second. He had sailed Carnival before and wanted to cruise with them again. I have very few complaints about this cruise. Dinner could have been better but our waitress was wonderful. We tipped her extra. There could have been more activities/shows, but I was there to relax anyways. We took the ferry to Playa del Carmen when we stopped in Cozumel which I highly recommend. Then come back early so you have time to eat at Abuelo Gerardo. Off the beaten path, local joint, fantastic.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
If you decide to not eat in the dining room be sure to get your food before 6 because you may not want pizza or like what's left in the grill.


3 out of 5
We saw Kim Harrison "Red hott mommy" and thought she was hilarious. the karaokee guy Moe was Awesome. Tommy G in the piano bar was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Our room was super clean as was the rest of the ship. Some dirty plats during lunch so look before you put your food on it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean, bigger than I thought. Large window. Comfortable bed. I took pictures with the towel animal almost every night.

Pros: Friendly staff, relaxing time, good food most of the time

Cons: Dinner was typically not as good as lunch and breakfast, activity selection

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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