Horrible: Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Koutrodp
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Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
The buffets open whenever they want usually somewhere around 7:30. When they do open, the lines are all the way to the next buffet that is "running late" and not open. If you have an 8:00 excursion, do not plan on eating, you won't have time.
The people at the service desk, act like they don't understand your complaints. They act like they don't speak English and they More need to get someone else to help you, the other person never contacts you!
Want a soda with your breakfast? Well don't expect one, they don't open until 8 on the lido but if you want to go a few floors down and then head to the front of the boat, you may get one eventually. Great news service doesn't understand that either.
I don't normally complain and have always had positive things to say about carnival, until this experience. If you want to party, stay in New Orleans during the day (the time when streets are empty), you will have more fun by yourself then on this boat! Less
Port and Shore Excursions
Dolphin Swim & Encounter
We booked Chankanaab push, pull and swim with lunch and sea-lion show. I was amazing! The park was beautiful! The dolphin swim was in an enclosure in the actual sea! It was amazing and so much fun. Our dolphin was Padamay and she was wonderful! The food was ok and you could have unlimited sodas with your lunch. The only downfall of this excursion was the price of the photos! They take a bunch of photos and when you see them you will want to buy them, but they are 40.00 bucks a piece!!!! The pictures are way over priced!
Dune Buggy Adventure
The dune buggies were ok, they road a little rough but that was ok. The XCambo ruins were nice and the guide gave great detail. The beach resort sucked! It was 25 USD for unlimited buffet with extremely limited variety. Two sodas were provided with the tour and the beach was unattractive.
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