Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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2 out of 5

Between poor and fine between 2 and 3 stars

Sail Date: August 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

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.
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Rock show- :(
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Tiffany's for good variety.

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