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Carnival Elation Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,106 reviews

Carnival Elation-Just OK for us

Review for the Mexican Riviera Cruise on Carnival Elation
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2011
Cabin: Interior
Traveled with children

First of all, this was our 1st cruise ever. Went with great attitudes, left just ok with the whole experience. I myself am a 29 yr old female, traveled with 31 yr old husband, and 7 & 10 yr old girls.

We have heard alot of past crusiers talk, and in comparison, we both agree that we were either on the wrong ship, or maybe we're not "cruisers".

The lines to get onto ship were LONG, took us about 2 hours from dropping luggage, until officially stepping onto boat. Our room service was nice, our girls loved the animals made nightly. Staff constantly comes by to offer you to buy drinks, but when you want a drink, it seemed as if noone acknowledged us. Same as while eatign buffet, it took them forever to clear our used plates off the table! I personally didnt realize how much more money you can spend on the ship! The shows they had that were free were not for us! We left a few of them before they were over. Beware of bar tabs, they add up QUICK!! On the other hand, our girls enjoyed the camp for kids! They had a blast and kept begging to go back.

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Cabin 4D

We were already forwarned about the smallness of room, so I can't complain! We had king size bed & twin in room and still had some floor space. Bathroom was good enough to do what you needed to do. Closet space was ok, being that we had 4 people and the weather being cool when we left & warm on trip...we could've used more space for sure! Noise..Can't complain. We weren't in our room often enough. No view for us, we were interior with a fake window!

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