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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4.1 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: R73

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nice 5 day cruise. Small,older ship,but no complaints. Beautiful ports of call. You can just exit the ship and relax by the water or choose from many exciting excursions. Good aboard was good, not great. Buffet was the same as other cruise buffets. Gut Fierie's burgers are NOT to be missed .

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Best of any we've experienced. We walked right aboard

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good variety. Servers are VERY overworked! Soups were hot, entrees were warm to hot

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

3 out of 5

Typical ship buffet. The decor is very pretty. Plenty of tables. Lemonade, iced tea, hot and cold food available. Average

Pizzeria

3 out of 5

Typical ship pizza. 3 or 4 varieties, hot and available around the clock. Ceasar salads are also available. Not frozen pizza, but not hand tossed from your neighborhood place either

Musical Cafe

5 out of 5

Similar to Starbucks. Coffees, teas, espresso,machiado s and other speciality drinks . Pastry and cookies also

Imagination Dining Room

4 out of 5

Clean,busy place for dinner. This is where you have dinner if you have " your time dining". The servers put on a campy fun quick show every night

Duke's Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Adam was the performer. This was a song a long show. Adams plays songs strictly from request s and he is awesome. Lots of fun. NOT kareoke, but group singing

Deli

4 out of 5

Fresh,made to order hot deli sandwichs. Pastrami,corned beef, grilled cheese, hot dogs with or without chili

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not much organized activities until the last sea day, and then activities were scheduled to close to each other in time

Serenity

5 out of 5

In the rear of the ship. 2 hot tubs and plenty of chairs and lounge chairs. Shady seats are also available and NO kids allowed

Elation Atrium

4 out of 5

Pretty but very few places to sit

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Too loud, music was distorted in the main theater. We left the Diva show before it ended. Boring. If you need all the flashing lights, your covering for lack of choreography

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our 1st server was awlful!! However we changed locations and our server was absolutely wonderful. Attentive, friendly, made great recommendations.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Older ship,but we'll maintained. It did seem to rock more than any ship I've sailed on, but nothing crazy.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Nice ,clean appearance. Could use a chair, but plenty of room for 2 people. USB plugs on both sides of the bed. U.S. and European power outlets. Nice big window and nice large tv

Ship tip

If you drink hot tea, bring your own teabags

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
I live 28 miles from the port

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Clean, beautiful port We did a ATV excursion with "Quadtours 2j". Highly recommend. Great communication, friendly staff, good equipment and much cheaper then the cruiseline's similar excursion

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Beautiful. We did whale watching excursion through the cruise line. We had 15 sightings and at least 5 different whales including a mother & calf. Great tour guides. Sam was great.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Best of any I've experienced. We we're off so quick and through customs so quickly, we had to wait 45 minutes for my son to pick us up

Traveler Photos

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