Good food, fun for kids

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 10, 2013
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Overall had a pretty good time. Have two teens and they had a good time with their clubs. Our dinners were great. The food and service were wonderful. Our cabin steward was exceptional. The Serenity deck for 21 and over was nice. The cushions on the deck chairs were very comfortable and it was nice to have a hot tub for adults only.
All that said, there were a few areas of disappointment. There was only one pool on board and it was geared more for kids. Need another pool for adults. Not many shops on board.
The one show we went to was pretty good. We enjoyed it. The comedians on board were horrible. We didn't even stay for the whole set. Adult language is one thing but being totally vulgar is another. Vulgar isn't funny, it's uncalled for.
All the crew were helpful, friendly and always had a smile on their faces.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining food was good. No specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Comedians were awful

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Teens had a good time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Steward was great. Only had to ask if need anything.

Ship Tip

Go to Serenity deck for over 21. There are two hot tubs and you don't have to worry about pee in them.

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