Very enjoyable New Year's cruise

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This was our first cruise on Carnival and we had heard mostly negative comments from friends about Carnival's ships. We wanted a New Year's cruise and Carnival had the dates and itinerary we were looking for\, so we took a chance. The Elation more than exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful ship inside and out and just the right size for us. The cruise was fun and relaxing. The New Year's party was epic.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We did My Time dining and had to wait a couple of nights to be seated. The ship ran out of red wine glasses. Our poor bordeaux didn't have a chance in a white wine glass.


5 out of 5
Onboard entertainment was varied and fun. The comedians were funny. The New Year's party was a blast.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff from Eastern Europe tended to be a little surly but overall the staff was friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We liked the interior furnishings and all variety of spaces to hang out.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The (relatively) large shower was nice. More than enough closet and drawer space. Enough outlets for phone and tablet charging.

Pros: The ship was very nicely appointed.

Cons: Getting back on the ship after the shore excursions was painfully slow.

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

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