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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1082 reviews
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Loved the food in the MDR!

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

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Traveled with children

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 expectations. Demand one of these brand new enormous ships with all the new, shiny bells and whistles, then this ship is not for you. But it was perfect for my family. And since it was smaller, it was pretty easy to navigate and find the other people I was traveling with.

My favorite part of this cruise was the food they served in the main dining room. It was consistently good, and often times very good. They always had at least 1 or 2 starters on the nightly menu that were great, and there was always at least 2 or 3 entrees I liked a lot. Plus having the salmon and steak on the everyday menu was a nice fall back just in case. Unfortunately none of the starters on the everyday menu blew me away - the shrimp cocktail for example was very so-so, so I almost always opted for a couple starters from the nightly menu instead. And the Sea Day brunch is NOT to be missed - the steak (filet mignon) and eggs are killer, and the eggs benedict and the huevos rancheros were both very good. Overall I was very impressed with the food in the MDR.

I would have liked for the water in the big pool to have been warmer and I would have really liked for there to be more hot tubs. They were always packed with people.

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New Orleans

NOLA is one of my favorite cities in the world. Spend as much time before and/or after your cruise here. One of the top 2 or 3 food cities in the country.


Great spot to be a spoiled tourist and lounge in the sun!


Interesting local town to visit, but not sure I'd want to return.

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