Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Vote
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3 out of 5

could have been better

Sail Date: August 04, 2016

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

If you are looking for gambling and alcohol this is the place for you!  However we were cruising to spend quality family time together w/ our 13 and 18 year olds. Not enough family shows, not enough activities for older kids besides karaoke. Although, if your children are younger, it did seem like the small kids had plenty of supervised activities to do. 

Ping pong tables were always occupied, only about 6 putters available for the mini golf and they were for small children, only 1 basketball and half court on ship and it was always crowded and of course both of the 2 pools were always crowded.  All board games that were furnished in the library were missing pieces and pretty much made it impossible to play.

Most all of the shows interfered w/ dining times.  entertainment consisted of comedy show ( out of 2 comedians w/ 2 show days 1 comedian did same show twice).  1 hasbro game show but interfered w/ late dinner so we had to leave early.  1 rock tribute show but it interfered w/ comedy show and late dining so we missed 1/2 of it as well.  Love and marriage show was funny but it was 18+ so our 13 and 18 yr old children didn't have much to participate in. Poorly planned entertainment and not enough of it.

 Our steward kept us stocked w/ clean towels and kept our cabin clean and neat.  the closet door would not close all the way and neither would the vanity mirror in the bathroom.  the room was decent size/manageable.  the windows were so dirty we could barely see out them.  What was the point in paying for ocean view if windows are not cleaned on outside?

 

Cabin / Stateroom
Our steward kept us stocked w/ clean towels and kept our cabin clean and neat. the closet door would not close all the way and neither would the vanity mirror in the bathroom. the room was decent size/manageable. the windows were so dirty we could barely see out them. What was the point in paying for ocean view if windows are not cleaned on outside?
Embarkation and Disembarkation
crew made getting on and off ship quick and convenient and as painless as possible.
Ship Quality
decor in major need of an update but ship was kept clean at all times
Destinations and Excursions
we did snorkeling at paradise cove in freeport. we did see fish but not alot of brightly colored tropical ones. very difficult to get in and out of ocean d/t rocky terrain and low tides. staff that gives out snorkel equipment not friendly at all and acting like we were bothering him if we asked a question. The man that gave the 5 min snorkel lesson was not very helpful either.
Onboard Activities
Ping pong tables were always occupied, only about 6 putters available for the mini golf and they were for small children, only 1 basketball and half court on ship and it was always crowded and of course both of the 2 pools were always crowded. All board games that were furnished in the library were missing pieces and pretty much made it impossible to play.
Entertainment
Most all of the shows interfered w/ dining times. entertainment consisted of comedy show ( out of 2 comedians w/ 2 show days 1 comedian did same show twice). 1 hasbro game show but interfered w/ late dinner so we had to leave early. 1 rock tribute show but it interfered w/ comedy show and late dining so we missed 1/2 of it as well. Love and marriage show was funny but it was 18+ so our 13 and 18 yr old children didn't have much to participate in. Poorly planned entertainment and not enough of it.
Service and Staff
all staff and crew were always smiling and eager to help if you needed anything
Food and Dining


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