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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2009

Let me start out by saying that we have cruised several times before, and even cruised on this ship once before, and overall, this is a pretty fun cruise with great value attached.

Due to the Swine Flu scare in Mexico, we fell victim to missing out on a visit to the garden spot of Baja...Ensenada.  The only thing we really missed was watching people get drunk and embarrass themselves at Papa's and Beer, which is worth a few laughs, but otherwise, Ensenada is worth missing.  Instead, the Captain found us a sunny spot and we floated around for a couple of days at sea having a pretty good time.  We did actually sail to Ensenada, but never got closer than a mile from shore.  From there you could see the Swine Flu hanging over the town like a dark cloud.  Ominous yes, but it did make for some nice sunsets!

Besides the flu, my wife and I were a little concerned about our shipmates, considering tickets were selling for as low as $99 each a few days prior to departure, but it wasn't too bad.  Yes, there was a lot of facial hair and tattoos (and the guy's didn't look too hot either!), but they were all good people looking to relax and have a good time just like us.

Cabin Review

Cabin M

We had M100, an inside cabin and we found it so quiet we though we may ask for this cabin specifically, if we take this cruise again.  

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