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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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The choppiest BOAT that I ever did see!!!!

Review for Carnival Elation to the Western Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015
Cabin: Interior

We set sail upon the Carnival Elation in December and it was a very different experience from my first two cruises. We were a group of 6 (ranging from 24-63) so having a variety of different accommodations, entertainment, and fun was needed.

Upon reaching the embarkation point, everyone looked like ants who just had rain poured on their ant bed. It was the most disorganized embarkation I've ever had (I've only cruise from New Orleans prior). Some Galveston Port veterans said that this was normal and that once you get inside, it should move smoothly. We got inside, only for everyone with the earliest check-in time to be waiting for employees to finish their bagels and donuts at their desk to check us in (30 minutes late btw). After that, it was smooth sailing.

We were one of the first people to board the ship (with a red card and no FTTF) and we immediately grabbed a burger at Guy's Burgers. This is my favorite food spot on any of the Fun Ships with the beef tasting fresh, the fries delicious, and the toppings plentiful. We enjoyed a Fun Ship Special as we grabbed chairs and contacted our loved ones to say Goodbye for five days! The sailaway party was a blast as we did all the line dancing our heart could handle. This is where we will have to review the carnival ride altogether because I ended up seasick for two days from how choppy the water and boat ride as we were about 4-6 hours out.

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Cabin 4E

We had an Inside Interior Cabin on the 7th Floor. This room was very small compared to any other room I've ever had. It smelled slightly musty and it was like living in a lunchbox how you had to move around. The only upside was our Cabin Steward who made sure everything was done nice and neat. I told him about the smell and he actually febreezed the room and made sure there was nothing in the room making the smell. He knocked on our door and asked me did I mind stepping outside for ten minutes the two days I was seasick so that he could clean my room. I believe he went above and beyond with his service.

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