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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E139
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
all in all it was a fun cruise. There were a couple of issues that I think carnival should address. 1 the fact thatthe layout for the smoking section in the drama bar makes no sense.all of the smokers have to stand at one corner of the bar where there are air purifiers that do no good. 2 when the buffet was shut down the other areas like pizza and deli did not seem to have enough help because there were always lines. 3 we booked in ocean view because they only balcony is on this ship are expensive suites, but we could not see out most of the time because our window was so dirty on the outside. other than those things we had a great time in the dance bar and with some of the other entertainment on board. The majority of the crew was extremely friendly

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the food in the buff a was usually colder than it should have been. But the food in the dining areas was great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
the live bands were not so great, but the shows in the Mikado lounge we're pretty good

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very friendly and tentative.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
the rooms need remodeling and our shower kept going from very hot to cold and back again
5 out of 5
we took the excursion to passion island on the speed boat and it was great
3 out of 5
the only thing that made this port worthwhile was the fact that we went to the Mayan ruins at Uxmal
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