Good First Cruise would recommend a bigger boat

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 12, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: M26
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was our first cruise and we had a great time. Our guest service people were great. Mike, Orlando, and Elmer were wonderful at dinner time. They always had a smile on their face and seemed like they genuinely cared. Nyoman was our room guy. Man o man. He knew our names the first day and greeted us with a smile anytime we saw him. Great job guys and I hope we run into each other again some day!! Amazing service!!

The cruise boat itself was ok. It was outdated a bit and I felt like I had stepped back into the 80's with the decor. The activities on the boat were ok. Our pool was closed for 2 out of the 5 nights we were on the boat due to a leak. They were replacing carpet and beds throughout the boat during our stay. There is only 3 options for meals--Pizza, dining room, or the buffet. The only thing open 24hrs is the pizza and ice cream. This was not very appetizing as I don't really care for pizza especially when I am in the mood for something else. Our port stops were well organized and went quickly. So that was good.   Our boat didn't really sway or feel like we were on a boat until day 3. We hit some storms and it wasn't to extreme but we did have some rocking back and forth (we were on a boat). We had a good enough time that we are planning our next cruise but just planning on going on a bigger/newer boat.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main dining room food was delicious. We had great service and everything was great. Other dining was so so.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainers for the shows were amazing. We especially loved the Rock of Ages show. The comedians were ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mike, Orlando, and Elmer in the dining room were wonderful. Always had a smile on their face. They truly acted like they loved their jobs. They were very attentive. Amazing service!!!
Nyoman was our room guy!! Great job every single day!! Always had a smile and knew our names from day 1!!! Amazing!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was small but had enough space for the 2 of us. I think the bed could be arranged a little differently or have a cabin with just queen size beds that might be better than 2 twins into a king. You could have some of both and have more space in the cabins. Our shower wasn't always hot.
5 out of 5
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