Elation was the best cruise!!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 01, 2014
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: E11
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My daughter and I took our much needed vacation on Carnival Elation, September 1, 2014 thru September 6, 1014.  We found that taking our cruise around this time, the flight and cruise prices on   was almost half the cost than the summer prices.  The weather was hot but we had a few very short  rain showers to cool us down while on the boat on sea day.  This boat was very majestic and beautiful.  I heard the longer the cruise, the bigger the boat, which seems to be true.  We took a three day Carnival cruise 12 years ago and the boat was not nearly as big and beautiful as Elation.  Great food, great room service (don't forget our towel animals every night, beds turned down and chocolates on the pillows), great excursions. In Progresso, we did the Private Beach excursion and it was amazing and highly recommended.  We were at the most beautiful resort with all the food and drinks (including alcoholic drinks) you wanted, included in the $70 price.  Lots of pictures that day!!! We had the the dream vacation without having to go over our budget.  Highly recommended!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The most amazing food

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Too much fun!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I was disappointed that George Lopez advertising made it seem he would be there but wasn't

Children's Programs

We did not do children's programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was wonderful and some even remembered your name

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was beautiful, especially the glass elevators and winding grand staircase

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved it! Loved the interior room b/c if you wanted a daytime nap on sea day, it was very dark. The beds were amazingly comfortable with down comforters and high quality sheets, pillowcases and pillows.

Ship Tip

Be early to the late night comedy shows or you can't get into them b/c of "packed house"

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