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Carnival Elation Cruise Review by lexbuergers

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Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation
Member Name: lexbuergers
Cruise Date: July 2014
Embarkation: New Orleans
Destination: Western Caribbean
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Cabin Number: E202
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 4.0
        16+ 4.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5+
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Not Sure What Everybody's Problem Is. We Had a Blast

The week before we took our cruise on the Carnival Elation, we made the mistake of reading the reviews on here and were suddenly scared to death that we had burned our vacation on a potentially horrible experience. After our five days aboard, our only question is what everybody's problem was.

Maybe it's because we don't go out to eat all the time and when we travel we don't stay at the Ritz, but we had an AMAZING trip that more than met every pre-review reading expectation we had.

The staff was friendly and helpful, we were certainly never wanting for food or drinks and we were never short on things to do.

We took our two teenage sons with us and they enjoyed both the scheduled activities for their age groups and spending time with the new friends they had made.

We all thought the food was terrific. Maybe it's not five star, but it was very good. Our head waiter int he main dining room (Edmund) was great and we really enjoyed our time with him.

Our room (an outside ocean view -- bigger window than the porthole) was small and there were four of us in it, but guess what, this is A SHIP. Of course it's small. What else was it going to be? Although I thought the upgrade for the window ended up being money well spent. Nothing like waking up and immediately seeing the water, and the window made the room feel bigger.

And the ship did some wear and tear on it, but nothing beyond what I would have expected for a ship of its age and that spends as much time as it does on the water.

If you drink, I do recommend the CHEERS program. With no effort at all we more than got our money's worth on that one. Same way with Bottomless Bubbles for the kids.

Entertainment was really good, especially the musicians. The Erin Michelle Band that played by the casino almost every night was a lot of fun. The comedians were pretty good -- especially Billy D. Washington.

We had an amazing experience that was more than worth every penny we spent on it. If you read all the other reviews and get freaked out, come back to this one to reassure yourself that those were written by folks with what I can only imagine are wild expectations.

Publication Date: 07/23/14
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