Carnival Elation - Mexican Riviera: Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Juli
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Carnival Elation - Mexican Riviera
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
The ship itself was fine. Not worn out or beat up. Fellow passengers were fairly well behaved, although not many knew how to dress for formal night.The dress code in the dining room is loosely enforced. No matter. Food was great and service was even better. Our cabin was fine except for the pervasive cigarette smoke that would filter in from other cabins. We turned our air conditioning up and put a towel under the door. That seemed to help. Being from California, we aren't used to so much cigarette smoke.. The casino was also really smokey but we managed to gamble and get some pretty good payoffs. We also played in a slot tourney, which was fun.
Amenities in the cabin were strange..razors, toothpaste, pepcid AC and a coupon for a hairbrush. Bring your own conditioner, shampoo and lotion. TV movies were good, entertainment was very good. The comedian and magician were very entertaining. Bingo was fun, too.. We don't drink alcohol, so we can't say much about the bars and lounges.
We did the couples massage, well done, but be ready to get a sales pitch at the end for all the expensive products you "need". I got my teeth whitened. Not a bad deal for 200 bucks. Again, there was a sales pitch for more products to buy to maintain your beautiful smile..hahaa!
All in all, it was fun. We will probably go for warmer ports of call for our next cruise, but Carnival is a good value for the money no matter where you go. Less