Carnival Elation cruise February 21-26, 2015

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 21, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: R49
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My daughter and I took this cruise together to get away from the winter weather in Ohio.  Despite her getting seasick on the first day at sea...we had a great time!

We were disappointed that there wasn't a waterslide in the kid's area on the ship.  They did have their own pool and hot tub area, but we didn't see them utilize it.  They stayed, mostly at the main pool area and then made it difficult for the adults to enjoy the hot tubs in that area.

Dennis, our steward, was great!  We asked him for ice the very first evening & never had to ask for it again!  He made sure that our ice bucket was filled each afternoon/evening.

We didn't book excursions ahead of time.  We "freelanced" the day at Mr. Sancho's in Cozumel.  The beach was beautiful & we stayed there until time to reboard the ship.  We did buy an all-inclusive in Progreso from the locals for the Technotel Beach...San Benito.  It was cheaper than the ship & included our ride to and from.  The food and drinks were great...the beach no where near as nice as the ones in Cozumel.

All in all, it was a great getaway and my daughter's first cruise.  She really enjoyed herself & looks forward to taking another!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
not the quality I remember from previous cruises

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dennis, our steward

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

they need to put an extra person in the Pizza area....there were always people in line waiting & frequently "buzzing" for assistance.

5 out of 5
checking out Bourbon Street and the French Market
5 out of 5
Mr. Sanchos at the beach
3 out of 5
Technotel @ San Benito
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