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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 28, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: R12
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This ship was gorgeous. Very relaxed atmosphere. Cabin was great. Our cleaning lady seemed to clean every time we left the cabin! The downside was the food. It wasn't very good. Not much of a variety at all and not available all day Except for pizza and ice cream. If you are a smoker, this ship is not really smoker friendly except in the casino which is ridiculous! It seemed they're were more smokers than non-smokers. The ship was beautiful but we never knew what was going on where. They should have signage when getting off elevators as to what is happening on that particular deck. And it was hard to get a carnival employee to help you with where to go. And we never did see the cruise director at all. Cozumel excursion was great but the Merida excursion was not very good. But all in all we made the most of it.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Never knew where to go for the activities. Could not always hear announcement & couldn't find any staff who were helpful. Guest Services seemed kind of rude when we asked.


3 out of 5
Only seen 1/2 a show. Never could find what was going on until things were about over. No signage.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We did have the best cabin steward. I think her name was Lovely. She was fun and very efficient. Loved her!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is gorgeous and very clean accept for the public bathrooms.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was excellent. It was roomy & clean. There wasn't really any noise except you could hear the engine a little bit but nothing to complain about. During the day you could look out the portholes to a neverending ocean of blue!

Ship Tip

If there is something you want to do on the ship, be sure you have made a list of the times & places of what's going on & get detailed deck plans of the ship so you find where you're going because staff just points if you ask & you end up in the wrong place or missing out on what you want to do!

3 out of 5
Take the shuttle bus! Very busy streets.
5 out of 5
Enjoyed Cozumel immensely! People of Cozumel were very friendly and very helpful. Beaches at Playa Mia were beautiful. Would definitely go back to Cozumel any time!
1 out of 5
Save your shopping for the duty free store. Progreso seems like a very poor country. Choose an excursion that has a hands on activity. The touring of the town is not that enjoyable.
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