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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 01, 2013
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Food - "Inspiration", it was a "hit or miss". Just average. Entertainment finally started the second day. The Elation (Inspiration) crew entertaining, it appeared a very small percentage really enjoyed this part of their job. Their was an asian waiter in the back corner that kept his group laughing and entertained every night. At always had me picking back to see what was happening next, they were all having such a good time!

Excursion - all inclusive. Guides and free Tequila tasting were great but to pay for an "all inclusive"; lead to the end of the beach (roughly 2 to 3 football fields) and told for the "all inclusive food and drink" you have to walk all the way back (one location only) was absolutely ridiculous. Beach, you had to walk down metal or wood staircase that were full of moss and very slippery. Once in the ocean you had to tread water the entire time due to the only location to just stand in the water was the kiddie cove. We spent the day at the pool (food and drink close), by the way, we couldn't eat outside that wasn't allowed due to the china and no paper plates? A lot of restrictions for 6 hours and $75.00 a per person.

Different from the 7 day cruise taken several years ago that was and still is highly recommended by myself and family.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Rock show- :(

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Tiffany's for good variety.

5 out of 5
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