Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 07, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E91
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pizza and deli were good, Off the Grill was alright, dining room was bad.


3 out of 5
Comedy club was entertaining.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our steward was awesome.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
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