Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Average Cruise

Sail Date: July 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our third cruise. The boat was freezing! We could have worn pants and long sleeves the entire time on the boat. The dining room was excellent. We had a great waiter and hostess. The buffet was not very good. You can tell that Carnival is getting cheaper with food selection and quality. I was a little disappointed, usually, we enjoy buffets, but they were always crowded. Bingo was expensive. $20 per card and you only got to play 1 - 3 games on the card and the pots were small except for the last day. The ports were nice. We did a nice tour in Progresso with the ruins and Horse show. Our kids enjoyed it. Guillermo, our tour guide, was excellent. We also enjoyed the snorkeling and beach break in Cozmel.

Pros: Dining Room and Camp Carnival

Cons: Temperature of the Boat!!

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Ship Quality
Ship seemed small\, but was very clean.
Food and Dining
The dining room was excellent\, but the buffet didn't have enough variety. Excellent waiters and shows in the dining room. I would highly recommend for dinner.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our oceanview room was OK for us with a 12 year old and 8 year old\, but I would not recommend for 4 people with 2 kids 12 and older.
Service and Staff
The night club and casino were nice\, but not enough things to do on the ship.
Children's Programs
Our 8 year old and 12 year old loved the programs.

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