February Cruise to Cozumel and Progresso

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 22, 2014
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: M70
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The ship was wonderful- smaller than we usually sail on but that made it alot less crowded and to me less stressful. The boarding process and debarking process were both quite easy. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. The highlight of the entire cruise was The Chef's Table. That was the best night with a really nice group of people. And The Chef- what a wonderful man. My only issue was with the excursions. I love Cozumel- would go there again and again. But Progresso- not so good. The ship is too far away from anything. We went on the "shopping" tour to Merida. Crowded into a little van- long ride- and the shopping was for about 30 minutes to what I think was the most expensive shop in the entire city. And they did not easily deal with the US dollars. ALOT of walking. To be honest I was a bit scared to venture out to anywhere else. Our guide took us to the middle of the town to this shop then disappeared. Did not see him again until we made our way back to where the Van was supposed to be. Merida was not a pleasant excursion for me. It was a waste of money.  I'll sail on the Elation again- have already booked the cruise. But will not be getting off the ship in Progresso with a planned paid for excursion.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No speciality dining rooms. I missed that.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not as much as on the bigger ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Make use of the Adults only area for a quiet peaceful time.

5 out of 5
Now that I have been there more than once- getting to the port and on board the ship is pretty easy.
5 out of 5
Love this city. So much to do as soon as you get off the ship.
1 out of 5
Too far from the ship to anywhere. You spend most of your day cramped into somekind of transportation.
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