Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

3rd time aboard Elation

Sail Date: June 28, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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 Quality
Dated, some elevators not working.
Food and Dining
Rather bland
Service and Staff
Best part of this cruise
They might as well turn on an iPod.
Destinations and Excursions
Time for some new ideas without sales
Cabin / Stateroom
Room needed work broken furnishings, but price fair.


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

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