Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

First time using

Sail Date: August 10, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We left from New Orleans. The new garage was convenient and felt very secure for our car at departure. I really was disappointed that is was quite so expensive to park there. But, we chalked it up to part of the trip expenses.
This was nice for a quick, relaxing trip. The two stops, Progreso and Cozumel were laid back, but had options for activities. We chose to purchase an excursion once we got to Progreso. this was much cheaper than going thru the cruise line and we had the same experience as other cruisers who paid much more. In Cozumel we spent a relaxed day shopping and ate at the mall right at the dock.
Ship Quality
It is a smaller ship, so that limits some of the onboard activities. It was okay for us.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
The entertainment was not up to the level we have come to expect on other Carnival cruises.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions


Breakfast in the dining room was the quickest option. The pizza bar was not run very efficiently. There was frequently a line there because they had run out of pizza.

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