Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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3 out of 5

Beautiful Ship!

Sail Date: September 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was quick & easy. Disembarkation was slow & difficult to navigate as nobody could help us find the area to wait in. Staff not so friendly that day.
Ship Quality
The ship is gorgeous and very clean accept for the public bathrooms.
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel excursions and port was amazing. Merida (Progreso) was boring and if guide hadn't talked about the buildings would have seemed like a stroll thru a dirty area. Would like to have gone in to the historical buildings instead of taking pics of the outside.
Onboard Activities
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.
Only seen 1/2 a show. Never could find what was going on until things were about over. No signage.
Service and Staff
We did have the best cabin steward. I think her name was Lovely. She was fun and very efficient. Loved her!
Food and Dining
New Orleans, Louisiana
Take the shuttle bus! Very busy streets.
Cozumel, Mexico
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!
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
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.


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!

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