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128 Carnival Mobile Cruise Reviews

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medicmiami
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on the Victory on Nov 21st to the Western Caribbean with stops in Key West and Conzumel, Mexico. Prior to booking this trip I was a bit skeptic as Victory is almost 13 years old. So I read many reviews until finally deciding to give ... Read more
flyboi757
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pre-embarkation was a bit rough, Plain signs in Mobile - tips not required, although we do tip I was a bit taken back by the porter that looked at the money I gave him and the number of bags like it wasn't enough. Food was nothing to ... Read more
Fam5w/teens
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 3 kids (ages 12-14) absolutely loved Circle C on our recent cruise on Carnival Elation. They made new friends and counted down the minutes until Circle C events began. Although the events were structured, there were short intervals of ... Read more
chubear
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I was disappointed on my Carnival Elation cruise taken last week (10/11). I've only been on 5 other cruises, some with Carnival, and did not appreciate having a buffet employee dole out my bacon alotment each morning (2 slices)- the only ... Read more
mrsjbm
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,727 forum post
0 helpful votes
After a 7 hour drive to Mobile Alabama, from Nashville Tn, we arrived at the Port Terminal around 11:30am for Embarkation. Found the Cruise Line Parking Signs very helpful that were posted on the route in! After a long process to get on ... Read more

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kentuckyluckyguy
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
426 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, it's a shame Carnival is leaving Mobile! It is such an easy place to get around and everyone is so friendly there. Hopefully someone else will move a ship there and the city can continue to show its friendly southern hospitality. ... Read more
ugagal07
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
195 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
We are two cruisers in our mid/late 20's from GA. This was our 9th Carnival cruise. This was our first, and now only, time leaving out of Mobile. We parked at the Convention Center, walked 5 minutes, and saved enough for several ... Read more
bearypurplelady
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I read the reviews regarding the Carnival Elation, sailing out of Mobile and many were so much more negative than positive. I was completely ready to back out of the deal. Let me tell you - I am so glad that it is just other people's ... Read more
DonnaBeachLover
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
96 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
We left metro Atlanta and drove l/2 way to Montgomery, AL to spend the night @ LaQuinta the night b/4 the cruise driving the rest of the way the next am. We were looking forward to being VIP/Platinum and avoiding the lines. On this ... Read more
windjammers21
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
While I realize I may be a little bias having sailed on the Conquest last year (a lot larger and a lot more updated) I found the Elation to be boring. While I understand that the cruise line could not control the weather (raining), the ... Read more

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dragonfly161
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I took our first cruise scheduled to leave on Sept. 5th, 2011. Tropical Storm Lee had other plans. Due to the ship not being able to come back into port because of rough seas, our cruise was shorted from 5 days to 4 days and ... Read more
mappamela
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2011
Great trip! We started out on a 4 night 3 day adventure to Cozumel Mexico. Sailed out of Mobile, AL. After a 5 and 1/2 hour drive to Mobile, AL. We arrived at terminal. Unloading the car was fast and easy. We found the check in process ... Read more
DoubleParkers
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
My husband and I went on our first cruise on the Carnival Elation. As most people do on their first cruise, we learned many things about Cruising on this trip. A huge tip we could have used was to never book a cruise during ... Read more
thnkgrn
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hi All, Just got back from one of the last cruises on the Elation out of Mobile and we had the honor of being the first cruise to try out a new menu. Two things were readily obvious... first was that they had 'comfort fooded' up the ... Read more
Drcartman
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Elation August 2011. First of all, I am really disappointed that Carnival is leaving Mobile. The efficiency of the port was top rate. One of the best we've ever been too. It took us about 30-45 minutes from the time we ... Read more

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kymater
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background: Our party consisted of my wife and I with 2 childern(6yr old girl and 9yr old boy). It was our 3rd cruise. Also traveling with us was my wife's mother, her sister and a grandson (16yr old). We had a roughly 600mi. drive, ... Read more
Linerguy
Member Since 2000
10 reviews
971 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Here are the particulars: my wife, myself, our 19 year old daughter, her friend, our 16 year old son and his friend took the Carnival Elation out of Mobile on August 13th for the five night jaunt to Progresso and Cozumel. My wife and I had ... Read more
Phil Alrite
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
Let me start by saying that this was my 7th Carnival Cruise. If this had been my first, it would have also been my last. I have had nothing but good things to say about Carnival in the past, but this Cruise did not meet my expectations. ... Read more
jereza
Member Since 2006
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
I enjoy Carnival. This was my second cruise with them. The Mobile port is easy to maneuver especially because there is only one ship that docks there. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown (it's the round building) They have parking ... Read more
bushmouse
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
The Carnival Elation was a well designed and maintained ship. I decided to take a last minute cruise out of Mobile before Carnival pulls the Elation. The Alabama Cruise Terminal was very easy access, park, and check in. Great job ... Read more

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FWBcruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
If you don't care about shelling out money left and right, than this is the cruise for you! My 3 girlfriends and I (all 30 yrs old) took a "Girls Trip" aboard the Carnival Elation this past weekend. All but one of us were "cruise ... Read more
PaulaTimothyCollazo
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2011
I'm not sure what cruise some of the other reviewers are talking about. We had a great time on the Elation. The service was great, our cabin steward knew our names after one day. She really catered to out 9 year old son. The waiters in the ... Read more
lacruiser
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
737 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2011
We booked this 5-day cruise as a last minute getaway. We are Diamond on RCI, but decided to give Carnival a try since Mobile is close enough to drive to and this itinerary included Calica, which would give us a chance to visit Xcaret. We ... Read more
Gizelle521
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There is a 15% gratuity at the end if you don't pay ahead of time, if you dare to go on this cruise, pre-pay. Some lady got a 200.00 US bill.The soda stickers for the kids were ok except when you dine in the dining rooms. The staff either ... Read more
soalgirl
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Holiday in 2007 out of Mobile. Had a wonderful time. I remember the sailing to be a little choppy at times, and noisy when pulling into ports. I expected a better experience this time around since ... Read more

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