We had really nice time on this cruise
Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: March 24, 2012
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThis was my family's first cruise and we all really liked it and plan on going back again with Carnival.
Food and Dining
Alcohol was more expensive than regular sports bars, but this may be normal for cruises. American beers were about $6 and imported beers were about $5.
One thing we didn't like was our late dining, 8:15 pm. This was too late for us and we couldn't switch it to the earlier one. Special reservations were available, but there were so many people waiting that it was very difficult to get a table outside the regular scheduled time.
Service and Staff
There was an emergency and a helicopter was called to pick up the person. It was handled very well and very fast, with success.
Cabin / Stateroom
The only thing I didn't like about the room was the lack of enough outlets. We had just ONE in the room and another one in the bathroom, which was on only while the bathroom light was on, so it was difficult to charge phones, laptop, e-reader, electric toothbrushes, batters for camera, camcorder and talkie-talkies, and gaming consoles. Be prepared with more batteries if you are planning to stay in the same type of room on this ship.
Pros: The variety of activities on the ship
Cons: The crowded decks during the day and inflexible diner times and the special reservations