Carnival's Circle C Scores Big with Our Kids: Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Fam5w/teens
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Carnival's Circle C Scores Big with Our Kids
Destination: Western Caribbean
Service in the dining More room and cabin was exemplary, as usual. The food was very good, but not the exceptional experience we had on other cruises. We absolutely loved the "Your Time Dining" option and never had to wait for a table. Unless you're on the ship's dining schedule, you will often find buffets are closed and the service at the 24 hour pizza bar is consistently slow. We walked away one day after waiting 5 - 10 minutes with no one appearing to serve the crowd that had formed. Our kids enjoyed the pizza and had more patience for waiting.
Entertainment did not live up to our expectations from past cruises with the exception of Mutzie, the comedian, who was top notch, and Bruce, the pianist in Duke's piano bar whom we wished we had encountered before the last night. He was fantastic and very engaging with the crowd. Music Power was also a fantastic band who played in various locations most nights.
Beds, linens, pillows extremely comfortable.
The gym was clean and treadmills faced the front of the ship to provide a fantastic view while running.
Teen Spa experience varied with our children. One had the full exfoliation scrub and lotion treatment with her pedicure while another did not. Mom's facial with Lynette was superb.
Smokers gather around open decks, pool and casino making these areas unpleasant for non-smokers.
Debarkation process was as smooth as it gets. Out of our cabin by 7:30 AM and we were in our car by 8:28 AM. Less