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Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Mexican Riviera

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The honest truth. Ill be specific.

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thecarlanthony@gmail.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Left port out of New Orleans. Parking was $90 up front before you park. This was organized and very quick from time you pull in the garage to the time you begin boarding. 5 to 10 mins max. Once your on the boat you are immediately in tje middle of the large entertainment area. Dont let that fool you. Its kinda down hill from there. Im not going to bore you with tiny details but there are deal ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with children


Save your money.

Review for Carnival Elation to Mexican Riviera

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Latinamom33

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

The room and service were the best. The staff does go above and beyond. The food for lunch is your typical hot dogs and hamburgers. The breakfast is probably the worst, the eggs are runny, omelettes are super oily. Fresh fruit is beat up pears and apples and canned peaches. The mongolian wok was good but close to an hour wait. There were long lines for the food every day I was there. The pizza was ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Spring Break Cruise

Review for Carnival Elation to Mexican Riviera

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DH41

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

I went into my first cruise with extremely low expectations. It was my final college Spring Break week; I figured it would be mediocre, the food would probably stink and just overall be a cheap cruise. The boat is on the older side of their fleet but other than that I was completely wrong. The Carnival Elation staff was awesome. The first day I went to the dining hall and asked a crew member ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Great First Cruise!

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amberdarcey

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

This was my first cruise. Staff was GREAT, especially dining staff (GORAN!) Food was exquisite. I probably gained 10+ pounds. The rooms were not spacey, but definitely not cramped. IT GETS REALLY HOT IN THE ROOMS. This was the ONLY thing I didn't like about the cruise. (& the prices of drinks, I DEFINITELY recommend the Cheers! package) Comedic acts were great. There's LOTS of entertainment, ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


AWESOME!

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yayyaymexico

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

as a first time cruiser, everyone said you will be hooked! We were. Loved every moment of it! my husband being an old retire sailor, spent years at sea. He loved it. we were traveling with 3 other couples and all our rooms were nearby. We had the Empress Deck. they had interior rooms. We had a $30 upgrade to an ocean view. Sailing out of new orleans it takes 8 hours to get out of the channel into ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Bored and Sadly Disappointed

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Pennybat

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We decided to cruise Elation for my daughter's college graduation. I usually cruise Royal but this fit our dates and budget. I cruised this ship in 2011 and enjoyed it ok, but so much has change..not for the good. First, I was sad to see the steel drums are gone. That really welcomed you aboard and made you feel that you were on vacation from the start. No live music except the smoke filled casino ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Ocean View


First cruise

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flysqd2001

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was my first "real" cruise on any ship; while the Elation is a bit older & smaller thank most ships my wife and I had a wonderful time…..was the food 5 star quality, no, was the entertainment 5 star, no….the food was good nothing fancy but good (almost cracker barrel quality)….I bright some seasoning (tony's/slap ya mama) to add to it…….the wait staff we had (Darlene, Abdul, Tata) worked ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


No such thing as a bad cruise

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nancystclair

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had a wonderful time on the Elation August 9-14. There were good and less-than-good things about it, but as we said before, there's no such thing to us as a "bad" cruise! The Elation is an older ship, which we knew, but the only way you could really tell that was from our cabin...no couch (just a backless stool under the desk/dresser), very old tv set, chips in the paint/porcelain in the ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


Disappointed

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Tigerfanck

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I should start by saying the only other cruise line I have sailed in is Disney. I prepared myself before hand not to expect the Disney level of anything and I was still very disappointed. My biggest complaint was that smoking is allowed inside the ship. Smoking was allowed at a bar on deck 9 as well as the casino next to the bar. Deck 9 is a main passageway on this ship and the smoke permeates ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Traveled with children


Go for the Erin Michelle Band and some of the drinks, not much else

Review for Carnival Elation to Mexican Riviera

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countryfan1985

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

the good...getting on and off the boat was a breeze thanks to faster to the fun. definitely the best $50 we spent on this cruise. erin michelle band! pleasure island family excursion in cozumel. great place for the kids and the adults. well worth every penny. the bad...nothing was really bad, just didn't stand out as excellent. but absolutely the best activity of the week was the ERIN MICHELLE ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Traveled with children


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