Best vacation ever!!

Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 28, 2016

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E119

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Awesome vacation. We will take another on for sure! Best vacation ever!!


5 out of 5
Our embarkation was so easy. This was our first cruise so I was very nervous due to the unknowns. As we got inside the terminal, we were greeted by an usher that directed us to the counter. We were able to bypass 1,000+ because we purchased FASTER T THE FUN. (PURCHASE IT!!) The lady that checked us in was funny and could tell that I was nervous. She told me that as soon as I got on the ship that all the nerves would go away. She was so right!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We loved the main dinning room. We ate there every night. Our waiter and his crew is what made it so fun. You can order what ever you want off the menu and as much as you like. Our waiter gave each person at the table a nickname. You have the options to choose your dinning time. We did late, but wished we had done early so we could catch the shows and comedians. The pizza buffet was amazing. I think i ate a large pizza every night after we ate in the main dinning room. Make sore that yo check out Tiffany's on the Lido Deck.

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

When you get on the boat, you will eat lunch here. Great food.


5 out of 5

They should of brought me an estimate. Some of the best pizza iv'e every ate.

Musical Cafe

5 out of 5

I enjoyed this. Every night someone would play live music.

Imagination Dining Room

5 out of 5

This place made a ton of memories.


5 out of 5

Fantastic. Eat as much as you want.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
This is why I called this the best vacation ever. We relaxed out on the deck all day when we were at sea. Make sure that you check out Serenity. Its adults only and they will run the teenager out. It was so relaxing. My wife and I read books and slept. The best vacation ever! The activities are what you make out of them. Make sure that you watch them because will will ROFL. If you are a fitness junkie like myself, make sure you check out the fitness center. I walked in thinking I would be the only person in there. That place was packed. Make sure that you check out the sauna and steam room.


5 out of 5

This was my happy place.


5 out of 5

We loved this place. We able to read and take naps! Awesome


5 out of 5

We had a blast out on deck

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

This is where you will spend a lot of money. The pictures are fantastic.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

So very helpful. Every person here speaks English and are very easy to understand.

Elation's Way Promenade

5 out of 5

We really enjoyed this

Elation Atrium

5 out of 5

This is where you come in when you embark.

Aerobics Room

5 out of 5

My wife said it was great.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was good. The comedians were hilarious. If you do the late night comedian remember it rated MA. The DJs on the boat were great.

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

I love art, so walking through the art gallery was so relaxing and warm. We walked through every night on the way to dinner.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were spot on. Everyone on the sip knew where everything was.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout is pretty user friendly. Our room steward was amazing. The first time that we met him, he knew our names and called us Mr and Miss the entire voyage. The ship was was older and she was really starting to show her age.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was amazing. Our room was big enough for two people and was very clean. One thing that I would recommend is pack a portable show rack to store your toiletries in. There isn't a lot of counter space in the bathroom. Make sure you be careful in the shower. The water is scalding!!

Ship tip

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes while on you excursion. Who care what they look like. Chances are, you will never see these people again!

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We went on a jeep and snorkel excursion. All I can say is....freaking awesome!! Punta Sur was the name of the beach we went to.

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
We checked out the Mayan Ruins and a rodeo. This was the least favorite of the two excursions. The ruins were amazing to see the history and what they builders built.


5 out of 5
FASTER TO THE FUN!! That's all I can say. We were the the first off the boat.
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