It was ok
Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: May 16, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E103
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
I would do this cruise again. Food, staff, service and ports were great. The ship is older and noticeable in some places; chipped furniture, missing or mismatched paint, water faucets flopping around on sinks, doors not shutting, etc. The 'fit and finish' is suffering in some places. The entertainment is not what we'd expected, lots of trivia contests, same man singing every nite in atrium, one show in the stage. The life preserver box at the end of the bad required me to step over it to get to the window side of the bed, extremely inconvenient.
That said, it's always good to cruise, the food was excellent, the gym had new equipment and was amazing and the steam room was very nice. It's a 'party' and fun, relaxed atmosphere which is good. Actually sailed with people that walked around in pajamas and house shoes. There were more smokers than we'd seen before.
Room was clean, staff was awesome. I'd do it again. But we look forward to trying a newer Carnival ship next time.