HORRIBLE Experience Carnival ELATION 8-17-09: Carnival Elation Cruise Review by onlysons
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HORRIBLE Experience Carnival ELATION 8-17-09
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
The cabins are OLD...Dirty..there were hair pins still on the floor from last cruise and filthy mirrors. My husband wore his flip flops into the shower because of the way the floor looked. Beds were hard bricks...don't know where the comfort beds are that they advertise.
When we first got on board, we had one hour till our cabin was ready so we were told to eat by the pool. We sat there for one hour and this is no EXAGGERATION, BUT we had at least 30 carnival staff (didn't understand or hardly could speak english) try to get us to buy drinks that they have made up on trays. Once every other minute. I felt like I was on the streets of Mexico. The same staff would keep coming up and they had them spaced out walking in a circle around the deck about every 6 feet...Photography was just as bad. They tried to take your picture EVERY single night at dinner and had stations set up everywhere to take photos. NO package deals..just set prices of $7 to $20 a picture. Most of them $20 each! We chose the anytime dining. That was a mistake. If you weren't assigned to a regular table, they just put you wherever and tried to rush you to get the table ready for the next anytime customer. The food portions were tiny..but who wanted to eat more of that crap anyways...never offered refills of coffee...LONG STORY SHORT.......PAY MORE $$ ON ANOTHER CRUISE LINE.
I am sure there will be others who have a different take, but they either do not have anything to compare it to or have very low standards on cleanliness/food and service or partied too much to know the difference. Less