Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Cruise or Not to Cruise?

Sail Date: January 01, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Clean and spacious cabin
Clean Ship
Entertaining and friendly staff

Pros: Ability to try new things

Cons: Lack of time\, being offered a drink every 15 minutes (even in formal dining area)

Recommends Carnival Elation? Yes!

Ship Quality
I expected ship to be bigger but layout made all areas easily accessible. Decor was a little dated but it was very clean.
Food and Dining
Buffet area food was comparable to Ponderosa; frozen taste to pizza and desert stale. Formal dining was better with different options and give you a chance to try new things
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabins very clean\, spacious\, and comfortable
Service and Staff
Staff very helpful\, friendly\, and entertaining. Helped us find our 14 year old daughter who forgot she still had rules to abide by. Thank you.
Lots of things to do on board just wish entertainment on Lido deck would of continued later. Weather was perfect for raggae music\, dancing\, and a drink in hand.
Children's Programs
Set ground rules for teenagers\, my daughter was bored in the camp and decided to do her own thing. The first night she forgot she still had rules and went off with her friends. Took us and the crew 2-3 hours to find her. Kids 12-14 can leave camp when they feel like it. I don't like that.

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