OK - Not as good as our last cruise on Royal Carribean

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 26, 2015

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: U70

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Our 5 day cruise was a bit disappointing. We picked it because of the timing. Check in was actually better than we expected, but as soon as we were on board it seemed like every which way we turned, Carnival had their hands out for more money and it distracted from our vacation.

The service was great, the food was basic, entertainment was good, afraid the service staff is overworked, debarkation went well, disappointed with meeting the crew, and probably won't go on a cruise for a good while or at least not with Carnival.

The ship was beautifully decorated for the holidays. And that is that. Thanks for asking! Feedback is a gift.


Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

We were told we would have a double fold out sofa, but that was not the case. It was broken and basically had a couch for sleeping for 5 days.

Ship Tip

Be wary of the excursions. They can cost a lot and you don't always know how much of a bus ride you might be taking and many times you can find alternatives for doing the same excursions for much, much less. Might also want to wait until the weather to see what makes sense for you.

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
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