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The entertainment, food and dinner service were wonderful. Dinner was served at reserved seats with the same waiters. Breakfast and lunch were in unreserved restaurant seating or a buffet (both options being available most of the time), with a substantially lower quality of service. There were an adequate number of non-smoking lounges, and other public areas. There was a wide vartiety of shipboard activities, with something going on almost all day long. The standard cabin is relatively large with an ample shower. Although I was quite pleased with the experience (my second cruise), there were some minor problems: a)There seemed to always be a long line at the information (purser's) desk. b)Although the main auditorium seats 1,300, about half of the seats have an obstructed view, making it necessary to arrive quite early in order to get satisfactory seating. Overall, the cruise, food, service, entertainment and excursions were excellent, and at least as good as prior experience on a "more prestigious" line than Carnival.

Carnival Elation - Western Caribbean

Carnival Elation Cruise Review by Bill

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The entertainment, food and dinner service were wonderful. Dinner was served at reserved seats with the same waiters. Breakfast and lunch were in unreserved restaurant seating or a buffet (both options being available most of the time), with a substantially lower quality of service. There were an adequate number of non-smoking lounges, and other public areas. There was a wide vartiety of shipboard activities, with something going on almost all day long. The standard cabin is relatively large with an ample shower. Although I was quite pleased with the experience (my second cruise), there were some minor problems:
a)There seemed to always be a long line at the information (purser's) desk.
b)Although the main auditorium seats 1,300, about half of the seats have an obstructed view, making it necessary to arrive quite early in order to get satisfactory seating.
Overall, the cruise, food, service, entertainment and excursions were excellent, and at least as good as prior experience on a "more prestigious" line than Carnival.
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