Dining Experience Was Fantastic, Entertainment Great!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 28, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: U171
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The dining was amazing, and the serving crew made the whole cruise amazing.  We sat with Edy and his team, and they were all amazing!  The singing and dancing each night was fantastic, and it really livened up the place and kept everything positive and fun.


The comedians on board (Kim Harrison and Michael Speenberg) were pretty good, and we saw each of them 3 or 4 times.  The song and dance shows were entertaining, and it was nice to have the opportunity to see something we usually don't get a chance to see.


Walking by/through the smoking areas was almost impossible to avoid, which is frustrating.  I would much prefer a smoke free cruise ship, or at the very least have closed off smoking areas like in airports.  Nobody else wants to inhale that mess.  We walked by the bar band a couple times but did not linger because it was in or was too near a smoking area.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you're an adult over 21, definitely make your way to the Serenity deck and spend some time in the hot tubs! We went at night a couple times and it was really calm and relaxing.

Go to the dining rooms! We met great people and had a lot of fun.

5 out of 5
Definitely touristy, but nice. We walked from the port to downtown, but taxis are not bad (took one back because we were tired!), and the drivers are fantastic.
5 out of 5
Definitely take a ruins excursion, and get a guide! We toured Xcambo with Iguana Maya and had a fantastic time. Tip your free shuttle driver! They are amazingly adept at maneuvering through the streets.
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