Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Average experience

Sail Date: March 10, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Probably won't cruise Carnival again.  I've cruised with Carnival before, as well as Royal Caribbean and Princess. The ship was old, decor was old, theater was smelly.  Only ONE electrical outlet in the entire cabin for 5 guests to utilize for phone charging, curling irons, etc! Cabin steward was surly and so was the wait staff at breakfast in the dining rooms, every time. Comedians were great but the rest of the shows and activities were severely lacking talent. Cruise director was annoying, not funny. Food was just okay. Seemed like a lot of school cafeteria food.  No sushi bar even though one was advertised. No shrimp cocktail ever on buffets, and you have to pay $20 extra if you want steak or lobster tail. Fun cruise, of course, but I would always choose Royal Caribbean or Princess over Carnival from now on.  Not worth the little bit of money that was saved.

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The ship was old, decor was old, drawers fell out of the chest of drawers.  Only ONE electrical outlet in the entire cabin for 5 guests to utilize for phone charging, curling irons, etc! Beds marginally comfortable.
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See the comedy shows... skip the theatrics and especially skip the game show

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