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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1095 reviews
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The honest truth. Ill be specific.

Review for Carnival Elation to the Mexican Riviera
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Interior Upper/Lower
Traveled with children

Left port out of New Orleans. Parking was $90 up front before you park. This was organized and very quick from time you pull in the garage to the time you begin boarding. 5 to 10 mins max. Once your on the boat you are immediately in tje middle of the large entertainment area. Dont let that fool you. Its kinda down hill from there. Im not going to bore you with tiny details but there are deal breakers on this ship that reviewers arent addressing and I will.!!!

One. The food..... absolutely disgusting!!! I cant reiterate this enough. Im a foody!! I eat the weird stuff on any menu. I love seasoning and flavor...My wife is a chicken tender kinda girl who keeps its very basic..She wont even eat sea food. She could live off of a basic burger and fries. My daughters a vegetarian. Our family covers all the different varieties of eating. We all 3 sat at our table breakfast, lunch and dinner daring each other to taste the last thing we just took a bite of and then laughing once the other tried it. The only seasoning on the whole boat is Salt and Pepper!!. Breakfast... : ( Eggs were absolutely flavorless and had gritty watery grits blended into them. How do you mess up eggs!!. Every item had the freezer burn flavor to it. Unless it was cooked from scratch. God help you on those items. You would never know what the item was by taste. Nothing taste as it should except the salad. They even had watery Ranch. 5 days in a row of this breakfast lunch and dinner.!!! If you eat in the restaurants even the "gourmet" food is the same stuff on the buffet just jazzed up a little more.

The server who delivers the food will descrobe it in a rich Italian way making you think its going to change your life... then you bite in and find yourself laughing at the taste again. You will not finish a plate im willing to bet. My son had a veal chop in the restaurant. Laughing while trying to cut it he says " must have been the strongest one in the field" lmao!! Ok youve been warned.

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Interior Upper/Lower

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Supposed to take us to Meridia City, Myan Ruins, and beach. Paid $120.. dropped us off at first stop, never came back for us. Stranded

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