Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Good First Cruise would recommend a bigger boat

Sail Date: October 12, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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 It was outdated a bit and I felt like I had stepped back into the 80's with the decor.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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel was gorgeous but we had less time there. Progresso was dirty but loved taking in the culture.
Onboard Activities
The entertainers for the shows were amazing. We especially loved the Rock of Ages show. The comedians were ok.
Service and Staff
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!!
Food and Dining
The main dining room food was delicious. We had great service and everything was great. Other dining was so so.

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