Cruise the Mississippi to Mexico

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 16, 2013
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: e240
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
The cruise was for the most part very good, We usualy cruise out of Galveston, because it is easy to drive to, this one was a long drive, also hotels the night before and parking in New Orleans is very expensive.
We decided to cruise out of New Orleans because we wanted to see the Mississippi river.
Well don't cruise this one if that what you want, we left the port about 4:30 pm it took over 8 hours to go down the 110 miles of river, almost all of it at night, the same when we came back reaching the mouth of the river at 10:30 pm and the port at 8:00 am. So seeing the mighty Mississippi was not good.
But the rest of the cruise was very good, food good, entertainment good

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
vey good food

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not many


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
the were very helpfull

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
starting to show signs of age ,we cruise on this one 15 years ago also

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

ship does not have a removably cover over the swimming deck, very important in bad weather, does have a wet and dry sauna that we use ever day

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