Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

great cruise too expensive.

Sail Date: July 12, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

I had no clue the drinks on the cruise were going to cost as much as they did. I budgeted a certain amount and it was blown out of water in 3 days. The gratuty on top of that also hit me very hard. I will not go on another cruise because of the additional cost. I spent nearly 4000.00 for a family of 4 with a 9 year old included. The prices for the drinks are not the price you pay. You pay an additional tax and gratuty on the drinks as well. My bill and the charges on my card were different as well. I am very unhappy with that part of it. Everything else was fine.


PS. Progresso was a waste of time.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Progresso was a waste of time. Excursion in Cozomel was a bit pricy for a 9 year old that could not even go snorkeling and had to have a parent stay behind to care for him.
Cabin / Stateroom
New Orleans, Louisiana
This is home
Cozumel, Mexico
Excursions are pricey.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Absolute waste of time. Stay on the boat.


Do not buy drinks. They are so expensive I had to quit having a good time by 8:00. By the 3rd day I had to start having fun at 5 and end at 8. The waiters will bug you until you buy.

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