Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Sail Date: January 14, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Overall the ship was nice. Older and in need of some updating, but clean.

Pros: ports of call, the wait staff, and the ice cream

Cons: entertainment and sleeping accomodations

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
Problem was the third bed: a saggy mattress on a cot partially under our desk. Repeated calls for help were ignored. No alternative sleeping arrangements were offered. Location of room was fine.
Ship Quality
A bit hard to follow the layout. "You are here" maps were often blocked by people waiting for the elvators
Food and Dining
ok, hot food was often luke warm. Our dining room waiter was very nice and attentive. some of the food lacked flavor.
Service and Staff
Friendly and helpful, if asked. Only our dining room waiter went above and beyond.
Showtimes were often very late, so we missed a few. singers and dancers were good, but the main show's theme was disjointed and hard to follow. Daytime activities were ok.

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