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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1095 reviews
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Carnival Elation was certainly lacking......

Review for Carnival Elation to the Western Caribbean
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TJ Coach
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2012
Cabin: Interior Upper/Lower
Traveled with children

Left in June out of New Orleans. After getting on the ship, was told that our room would be ready in 3.5 hours. We were prepared from past cruises so we simply sat by the pool until our room was ready. Eventually went to our room which was an inside state room with 2 fold down beds for my teenage boys (their first cruise). The room was actually fairly spacious, but old and in "average shape." They loved the towel animals every night, service for our room was a little below average when compared to other cruises. No more service then you would get at a hotel......

FOOD-By far the most disappointing part of the cruise. We attended dinner every night at a set time. The meals were not very good. Not even to the quality of an Applebees/Chilis/etc. Maybe would compare to a Dennys. Portions were extremely small, foood was consistently bland, and often was served cold. When not in the dining room, spent time waiting in line after line to eat. If you wanted breakfast between 8-9am, you needed to add an additional 20 minutes to your schedule for waiting in lines.

The other crazy thing about this cruise was trying to eat at night.....every other cruise I have been on has always had a couple of food options available. However, after 8pm, no food was available until 11:30pm, then it was only there for an hour. So, if you had dinner (which was usually small), went to a show, then wanted to eat; your only option was pizza. When I went to get pizza on two occasions, i was told that none was ready and to check back in 15 minutes.

Cabin Review

Interior Upper/Lower

Cabin 1A

E223-Inside stateroom. Actually somewhat spacious. 2 folddown beds for the teenaged boys. Closet was large enough for all of our luggage, was a good room!

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