Carnival Elation Review

Carnival Elation - Western Caribbean

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Elation
User Avatar
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Feb 2006

What a ride. 1st time cruise went far beyond expectations. The ELATION is a beautiful ship.

We left North Texas on Sunday a day early because of an ice storm. We had till Monday to get there so I wanted to go early to make sure we had plenty of time. Saw many wrecks on the way down to Galveston around Dallas but after passing Ennis it was clear sailing except for the Drizzle to Galveston. It was 30 degrees in Dallas with freezing light rain and drizzle. We arrived at the motel on the beach 7 hours later after leaving home; the rates were great for the winter 52.00 a night with free continental breakfast. It was a 361 mile drive. They had free parking for cruise guests but leaving our car outside in a rear parking lot of a motel was not our cup of tea.

We elected to go to EZ cruise parking after booking on-line for 40.00 and receiving a 5.00 off per car booking. This lot is also unattended at night but a 12 foot fence and razor wire seems to fit our idea of a little bit more security then the motel. We woke up early Monday morning and headed to the beach to check out the sights. It was 39 degrees, cold for them, so we decided not to spend any time at the beach. We headed down the strip about a mile to the local Wally World and picked up things we had forgotten for the trip and then headed for the ship. When we turned the corner off of the main street, there she was. She took your breath away she was so big. We located the EZ Cruise parking lot about two blocks from The ship, and parked our car. As soon as we parked the staff at EZ cruise was there to unload our car and load them in there van for the trip to the Terminal.

Cabin Review

previous reviewnext review

Find a Carnival Elation Cruise from $259

Any Month

Get special cruise deals, expert advice, insider tips and more.By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

© 1995—2024, The Independent Traveler, Inc.