Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Good for First Time Cruisers

Sail Date: May 25, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

My wife and I have experience with over 50 cruises on several lines including Carnival. This last trip was fun in that we were traveling with great friends that were less experienced with the cruise experience. Food service and quality were OK, but I've had better including previous Carnival trips. The wait staff were extremely polite, friendly and tried to be helpful. However, there were problems. At a table for 10, mistakes were made each night. Meals (as ordered) were not delivered. Multiple requests were needed for bread, condiments etc. One lady waited 45 minutes for her lamb because it had to come from "the other kitchen". All and all most all of the passengers seemed to have a good time.      

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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Cabin / Stateroom
Grand suite on this ship is the way to go. Beds and pillows were comfortable.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Try to spend an extra day or more here.
Cozumel, Mexico
It's a favorite. If you're short on time, come back to the port area. Pleanty to do.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Did not go ashore here, but heard mixed reviews from others.


Be on the lookout for extreme disinfecting including unexpected washing of chips in the casino. Even though no announcement was made about problems or has appeared on any media, we returned home to spend hours in the local hospital being treated for dehydration, nausea, and diarrhea.

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