Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
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2 out of 5

You Get What You Pay For

Sail Date: February 23, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our fourth cruise with Carnival and each cruise seems to deteriorate a little bit more. Of course, this was a very economical cruise but I did expect things to be a bit better than they were. Food was very bland and cold. Our room was definitely showing wear even though the ship was supposedly revamped in 2011. The fabric on the stool under our vanity was torn and unraveling and long strings were dragging the floor. Never once got a turn down service on the bed, chocolates on the pillow or an animal towel. We went to a comedy show and were surprised to find that it only lasted 20 minutes. By the time our drinks arrived, it was over. We took two of our children and four of our grandchildren and none of them had ever been on a cruise. I figured, being first timers, they'd enjoy it and it would give them a taste of what a cruise is about. Unfortunately, it pretty much turned them off to taking cruises in the future.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food was cold and bland
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was plain and showing wear
Service and Staff
Room service took 3 hours and two call backs, cabin stewart never performed turn down service or animal towels. Didn't see him much at all.
Entertainment
What entertainment?
Children's Programs
11 year old was put in group with 4 year olds. Hated it.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions


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