Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

nothing like it used to be.

Sail Date: September 03, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was small and easy to get around on if you don't mind using steps. The elevator was almost always in use at other floors and when it would start moving it would pass your floor 4 or 5 times before it would stop and open. One learned to just get in ANY open door (going up or down) and then push your button for the floor you wanted. You would get there 10 times faster.

Pros: The shore trips

Cons: The food

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Ship Quality
The ship was small but clean. There was more then enough space on the deck to sit and it was nice that one didn't have to put up with cigarette smoke.
Food and Dining
Our food quality was poor\, and our waiter was sooooo.... Slow that by the time we were getting our desert and coffee we were being rushed out of the dinning room so that they could get our table ready for the late diner. You were lucky if you had more then one glass of water at a meal. It was a let down!
Cabin / Stateroom
J was GREAT! He made sure we had everything we needed. The room was of good size and always clean.
Service and Staff
The people that did the games and such were very funny and nice. The sales people were not. They were only there to sell\, not to give you any help or answers about what they were selling.
The games were fun\, but the shows were poor.

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