Not really for us
Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This was a test cruise for us\, and based on our experience\, we won't be going on a cruise again in the near future\, at least not on Carnival. Our impression is that Carnival caters to families with children and teens and to young adults. It also may have been the time of year\, but there did seem to be a high number of college kids onboard. More than one of them should have been refused another drink. \"Elegant Night\" was something of a bust; fewer than half of the people in the dining room had bothered to dress for it. You know there's something wrong when they have to explicitly prohibit swimming suits in the restaurant. Also\, and this is hardly the cruise line's fault\, there is no scenery in the Gulf of Mexico. We had planned to spend a good deal of time on deck\, but there was nothing to look at and it was cold and rainy (again\, not the cruise line's fault)\, with the result that we were going stir crazy on the last day and couldn't wait for it to end. It is the cruise line's fault that there was nothing else for us to do.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Food in the restaurant; Art deco decor; service
Cons: Few activities for mature adults onboard.