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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 09, 2014

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: GUAR

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We took the Carnival Elation cruise from 8/9 to 8/14.  The vessel itself is old and worn out and everything that's old is very visible. BUT inspite of the outdated design and worn out interiors, the overall value was good due to some exceptional customer service, great food (except for the pizza, which was horrible every day), very good entertainment and tons of kids friendly activities. The ports of call do not have much to offer and you're better off spending your time on the ship and enjoy their hospitality. We've cruised in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand before and their ports do a much better job of the excursions. We understand that the ship will be pulled out for renovations later this year and it should be much better when it starts sailing again

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The only complain is against the pizza bar. Costco makes much better pizzas than Carnival

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Better than Ok, fairly close to great, just that we've seen better before

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of them, except for one @ the guest services desk who was somewhat cold

Ship Quality

Outdated interior designs, worn out

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Good sized for an inside state room, clean but old

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

1 out of 5
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