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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,120 reviews

ELATION is the worst of the worst in almost every category

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Elation
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Value for Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Feb 2011
Cabin: Ocean View

Let me start by saying I didn't expect a luxury cruise. I was well aware that I booked a bargain basement cruise out of Mobile and have enough experience to know that this isn't going to be a high end experience. The good news is that it's exactly what I expected.... A decent ship, with mediocre food, mediocre entertainment and lots of activities aimed at making you spend money. I STILL had a good time because I just like cruising and enjoyed the port, Cozumel, which is always awesome.

So here's the bad news..Even for a low end ship, this one has sunk to a new low. The food ranged from tasteless to unedible. The BEST meal I had was rated "okay". The buffet is a feeding frenzy of people who have no manners, touching the spoons and the dropping them back in the food, kids with dirty, sticky fingers touching everything. They hardly ever opened both sides of the buffet, so it was ALWAYS a long line. The food was usually such a poor choice, that many people chose the sandwich bar, which had only one poor guy making sandwiches for the entire cruise.

Service: We did not have assigned seating, so got different wait staff every day. The ranged from downright incompetent, to okay. Several of the staff we encountered seemed to actually be angry that they were there.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

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