ELATION is the worst of the worst in almost every category: Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Tybro
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ELATION is the worst of the worst in almost every category
Destination: Western Caribbean
So here's the bad news..Even for a low end ship, this one has sunk to a new low. The food ranged from tasteless to unedible. The BEST meal I had was rated "okay". The buffet is a feeding frenzy of people who have no manners, touching the spoons and the dropping them back in the food, kids with dirty, sticky fingers touching everything. They hardly ever opened both sides of the buffet, so it was ALWAYS a long line. The food was usually such a poor choice, that many people chose the sandwich bar, More which had only one poor guy making sandwiches for the entire cruise.
Service: We did not have assigned seating, so got different wait staff every day. The ranged from downright incompetent, to okay. Several of the staff we encountered seemed to actually be angry that they were there.
Cleanliness: BAD. Room was dirtier than most hotels I've stayed in. Whole ship just seems unclean.
Entertainment: Wow, what can I say. High school talent comes to Carnival.
So bottom line: The dirtiest ship, worst food, worst staff, worse entertainment of ANY cruise I've ever taken. As long as you aren't expecting much, you'll still have a good time. Less