Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A relaxing getaway

Sail Date: November 15, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This cruise was a gift to myself to celebrate retiring from a very tedious 4 year volunteer position.

As usual the services & amenities were excellent.   My one complaint concerned the actions of our table server at the last night's dinner.  He (Topu/Topo/Puto/??) pressured the last 6 of us still seated to consider extra tipping to him for the time & effort he put in to providing his good service & entertainment and to help his family back home.  I personally saw 2 of the ladies each give him a $10 bill.  To me this is extortion and put us all in a very uncomfortable and embarrassing situation.  I refuse to give tips under duress.  


Ship Quality
Well maintained, clean.
Food and Dining
Dining Room, Mongolian Wok & Tiffanys was great. Don't bother with Pizza; no flavor & tough.
Service and Staff
Cabin staff was very courteous and always delightful to talk with.
Need more couples competitions, they are the funniest!
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Way too many trivia gatherings. Need workshops: How to make Sushi, Q & A on the ships services, Learn how to play Bridge, Small vegetable carving techniques, Guided ship tour including the galley,
Cabin / Stateroom
My first experience with an inside room and it was great. This cruise was initially booked for myself only but a friend showed an interest in cruising so I invited her to accompany me and she accepted!!!
I didn't mind not having an ocean view on this short cruise.
New Orleans, Louisiana N/A
Cozumel, Mexico
Only visited the port shopping mall. Nice
Progreso (Merida), Mexico N/A


Dining room breakfast is the best as I tend to over indulge at Tiffanys breakfast buffet.

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