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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: August 04, 2016
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E51
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 months ago

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?

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
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

3 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
all staff and crew were always smiling and eager to help if you needed anything

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
decor in major need of an update but ship was kept clean at all times

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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?
5 out of 5
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