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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 14, 2012
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
ok, hot food was often luke warm. Our dining room waiter was very nice and attentive. some of the food lacked flavor.


3 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Friendly and helpful, if asked. Only our dining room waiter went above and beyond.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
A bit hard to follow the layout. "You are here" maps were often blocked by people waiting for the elvators

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
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.

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

Cons: entertainment and sleeping accomodations

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

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