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Western Caribbean Carnival Elation Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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1st Time Cruise: 5 day cruise to W Carribean (good but beware of the arcade).

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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libbymruss1@gmail.com

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans over the kid's spring break, so we thought this would be a good time to check it out. We booked 2 rooms (Balcony on the Verandah deck- V34 & V36) next to each ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite (obstructed views)


Carnival, NEVER AGAIN!!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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MamaAnne

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Check-in and embarkation went smoothly - no complaints. First meal - lunch buffet - the best meal, other than the pizza, the entire cruise. Endless ice cream - no complaints. Dining room - meals mediocre and cold. Desserts - dining room and buffet - nothing special. Formal night - we waited 1-1/2 hrs. to be seated. Food was extremely slow getting to the table, and when it arrived, it was cold. ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Bad Boat Experiences

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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adam238946

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

This was our first cruise and we were really looking forward to it. So lets start with day 1. Everything went pretty smooth getting on the boat, except for one rude lady that gave us our boarding pass telling my wife that she looked old. I don't know what the point of that was except just being rude. We get to our suite only to find out that it looks nothing like the photos online. Not just a ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Thinking about Carnival

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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fice

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I always wanted to visit New Orleans, and found some cheap air tickets and this not so cheap cruise. Embarkation went smoothly, We bypassed an horrible background used to sell pictures and had lunch at Mongolian wok. Be advised that thai sauce is very hot and to ask for more shrimps, beef or chicken since the servers will put just a little bit on your bowl. That is the reason of the title of ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Not ALL Carnival's fault; some was.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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draggonsgate

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We spent a week in New Orleans before ending out vacation with a quick 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We sailed on the Fascination last year, Elation's sister ship and enjoyed it. Too bad Elation didn't have the added on balconies like her sister, so we opted for an ocean view. More on that in the room review. First, let me say that the service and the workers on the ship were excellent. One of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival not what it used to be.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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crs8803

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have sailed on quite a few Carnival ships and always had a good time until recently. The last few cruises seem to be going down from what carnival used to be. I am Platinum. I have just returned from sailing on the Elation and I must say it was the worst cruise I have ever been on. We sailed from Feb. 20 to the 25th. Guest used to be treated so nice, now they are treated like cattle. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Interior


Pleasantly Surprised

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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lbeveridge

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

After reading previous reviews, I was worried about this cruise but we had a wonderful time. I can't say enough about the service. Our dining waiters, Norman and Daniel, were excellent as well as our cabin steward Ayu. The food in dining room was very good. Pizza and deli were good also. The rest was good, not fantastic but edible. The ship was beautiful. I thought it was prettier than the ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Ehhh...

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lothar418

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I took the family on a short cruise during the Mardi Gras break. Kids were out of school all week, so the wife and I decided on something different. My wife and I cruised Carnival out of Miami 25 years ago and the kids have never cruised before this trip. It was the Saturday before Mardi Gras, so getting to the terminal was a challenge due to parades. We got to the terminal about 40 minutes ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Porthole

Traveled with children


Loved the food in the MDR!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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Robfromcharlottesville

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I had a great time on the cruise, travelling with my parents, my sister and her family. I thought the rooms were fine -I was happy with the cabins. They were clean and a little bigger than I expected - particularly the bathroom. The Ship itself is older and, if you look for it, you can see little signs of wear, but overall I really liked the ship. Especially if you go into it with reasonable ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Traveled with children


3rd Carnival Cruise, Beau's 1st

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abbyedson

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The biggest impact for me was the cruise staff. They were professional, confident, always smiling and made us feel like we were the only people on the ship. Our stateroom was magnificent (although definitely aging) but quite wonderful. The bed was comfy, bedding soft, and the expanse of the room was so nice at the times we wanted to just take a moment and get away from the bustle. This was the ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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