Great time, but the ship is dated

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 26, 2015
Ship: Carnival Elation
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: V40
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The cruise was a great time, we enjoyed it a lot.  But, having been on a few Disney Cruises the difference is extremely apparent.  The ship was dated and it is obvious they have just been doing maintenance on it for years.  It was very clean, but this ship is in need of a major overhaul and update in every aspect.  


It was nice to have nightly entertainment, but the shows were kind of a joke.  The performers were not very good and the shows had no point really.  The were themed, but it was just a half hour of people singing popular songs.  


The staff is extremely friendly and we got to talk to many of them.  They are very attentive to your needs and the food was good as well.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Nice that there's stuff to do, but the quality of musical performers was laughable. The PG comedy club performance was pretty good, but the adult one was just bad. Comedian was swearing excessively and for no reason.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
See summary above.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It's expected that cabins are smaller, but this thing was in dire need of updating. Felt like I took a step back to 1990's when I walked in.

Ship Tip

Swimming with the Dolphins in Cozumel is well worth every penny. We had an absolute blast. Don't buy the unlimited drinks. The only day you get your moneys worth is when you are stuck on the ship the entire day.

5 out of 5
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