Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Wait until 2015

Sail Date: August 09, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: GUAR

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 BUT inspite of the outdated design and worn out interiors, the overall value was good due to some exceptional customer service, great food (except for the pizza, which was horrible every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Ship Quality Outdated interior designs, worn out
Food and Dining
The only complain is against the pizza bar. Costco makes much better pizzas than Carnival
Service and Staff
Most of them, except for one @ the guest services desk who was somewhat cold
Better than Ok, fairly close to great, just that we've seen better before
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Good sized for an inside state room, clean but old

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