There certainly is a difference in cruise lines, Carnival is definitel: Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Geewizz66
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There certainly is a difference in cruise lines, Carnival is definitel
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
We thoroughly enjoyed our excursions in Cozumel and Progresso, the entertainment on the ship was great, we had a lot of fun at the Comedy and Production Shows. The Staff did try and upsell you at just about every turn and that got very old quickly. Unlimited alcoholic beverages for $49.95 per day BUT you were limited to 15 drinks per day and if there were two adults in your room, both had to purchase the plans. We’re not big drinkers but we heard a lot of grumbling. We opted for the bottomless soda’s but you had to show your sail and sign card each time. Other cruise lines you buy a special glass and it’s filled or your can fill it at several locations during the voyage.
The Cruise itself wasn’t terribly expensive but then again maybe if they were to up their rates $50.00 bucks a day or so perhaps they purchase better quality of food. Thanksgiving Dinner had Pumpkin pie that was almost a light peach color, no flavor and was as rubbery as a toy, the whipped cream and fresh strawberry slice was the only edible part. The tips for your server’s, stewards, etc., were all automatically added to your bill, probably had to do that so they could get a couple of bucks. People were lined up at the Customer Service counter demanding reductions of these “tips.” We are very disappointed and probably won’t ever sail with Carnival again. Our experiences with two other Cruise Lines was better by far. We all work pretty darn hard for our money and get very little time to enjoy these special times. I hope that this review saves someone a lot of grief, just remember that there is a difference in Cruise Lines. Thanks. Less
Port and Shore Excursions
Combined with the Snorkeling
Had a great time with the knowledgeable crew and the food was excellent.
Dune Buggy Adventure
Same Company as we used in Cozumel, wonderful staff, lots of fun and great food!