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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1144 reviews
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Disappointed

Review for Carnival Elation to the Mexican Riviera
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Tigerfanck
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2014
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Traveled with children

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 this entire floor. It doesn't matter which stairwell you enter this floor from, you will be overwhelmed with smoke when you arrive. We had an 11 year old in our party who has asthma and required a trip to the doctor when we got back for steroids due to chest congestion that developed during our cruise.

The rooms are smaller than small, if you have more than 2 people in a stateroom, good luck maneuvering around the bed.

The gym had adequate equipment and what I used was in working order. The water fountain in the gym barely had a dribble and when you have just put in a vigorous workout you really should have a better water source available.

Cabin Review

Small cabin, difficult to get around with a bunk pulled down.

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