Good 5-Day Getaway

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 24, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Embarkation was a breeze. Our cabin was ready by 1:00, so it was nice to drop carry on items off before heading to Tiffany's on Deck 10 for lunch. Elation is well maintained for an older ship. The service and the food were good. The entertainment was below Carnival standards. There was a review the first night, the second night was good with the singers and dancers featured. The third and forth nights were game shows, hosted by Steve, the Cruise Director. the last night was a show called WIN. It did not. Disembarkation was well organized and went smoothly. The cruise was a good value.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food is good and had an interesting variety.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There is room for improvement in this area.


1 out of 5
Just Rock was very good. The other shows left a lot to be desired.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward did a great job. We were well pleased with the dining room staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Decor is dated.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was a good value. The windows were dirty.

Ship Tip

Afternoon Tea Time is worth attending. The service is good and there are some good treats offered.

3 out of 5
Parking and boarding were easy.
5 out of 5
This port is our favorite port for shopping in the Caribbean.
3 out of 5
The port has limited shopping. There are free buses to take you the 4 miles into Progreso where there is more shopping. The town is dirty and staying near the bus terminal is safer. Trips to the Mayan ruins are interesting.
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