3rd time aboard Elation

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 28, 2014

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: E2

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

The staff is the best part of the cruise.  The ship is showing signs of wear and the days of constant sales (photos, junk, future cruises, credit cards) is rather bothersome.  Did the Shopping and Rodeo in Merida, the guide quite good, rest of excursion not so much.  Carnival has something to offer but expect a lot of young families and rather average food, Carnival does everything by bean counting so everything is that grey Ok with small bits of color.  Hated that they have started adding tips to bar tabs and other things across the ship, not so much a money thing with me, just insulting, strange thing is I tip well for good service and they will charge you 15% on bar receipts, basically this is a way to raise cruise price with smoke and mirrors.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Rather bland


1 out of 5
They might as well turn on an iPod.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best part of this cruise

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Dated, some elevators not working.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Room needed work broken furnishings, but price fair.

Ship Tip

Serenity deck is a great place for couples and adult singles especially early morns and eves

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
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