Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5


Sail Date: May 07, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our first cruise, so I have nothing to compare our experience to. We enjoyed several things about our trip, and also found ourselves disappointed by stuff.
Good: Most of the staff was friendly, ship was clean, pizza and deli were good, serenity deck for adults was appreciated (but crowded), comedy club was entertaining.
Bad: Food overall was underwhelming, poor service (and food) in the dining room, pool area was small and packed, not a lot of amenities.
Honestly, we probably will not pick a Carnival cruise in the future, but for a first cruise experience, we enjoyed ourselves for the most part.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Pizza and deli were good, Off the Grill was alright, dining room was bad.
Service and Staff
Our steward was awesome.
Comedy club was entertaining.
Destinations and Excursions
We went to Mr. Sanchos in Cozumel and it was incredible. We will absolutely return to Cozumel and Mr. Sanchos.
Cabin / Stateroom


Buffets get really crowded, so be prepared to stand in line. Also, when you reach a destination port (Cozumel) you get off the ship on a lower deck, not the Empress deck which you originally entered.

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