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Carnival Elation Review

Another fun time

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Elation
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2011
Cabin: Interior
Traveled with children

Sailed on April 9, 5 day to cozumel etc. Out of 15 cruises, this is the first one that we encountered any problems. The ship was not at the port when we arrived. We always look forward to driving into town and spotting the big red tail. When we see the tail we really get excited. We soon found out that the ship would be delayed for hours because of fog. We were told to follow a police car to the convention center to wait. Even though it was not a good start, I must say that Carnival did a superb job taking care of the hundreds and hundreds of people that they had to relocate for a few hours. The had a continuous hot lunch being served, regularly scheduled briefings to keep everyone updated on what was going on, and movies playing to help pass the time. People were zoned and organized and briefed and everyone knew what was going on . Finally we were all bussed back to our cars so we could proceed to the parking garage and check luggage etc. We were on board approx 8pm. Open dining was available to all; rooms were ready and luggage arrived promptly.our kids met some kids they knew and they were fine. The rest of the cruise was like always. Enjoy the shows, the mongolian BBQ is a favorite also pizza and sandwich bar. Went to the dining room for dinner 2 or 3 times, depending on what they're serving. I can eat chicken at home so I don't go that night. When I'm not real hungry i go just to try something new that I wouldn't normally order. The pasta dishes are superb. Always enjoy the lobster. The steaks and prime rib have always been chewy, even when ordered medium rare so I stay away from them. I don't know where they buy their beef or what grade it is but the only consistently good beef on the ship is the cheesburgers on lido deck, they are always excellent.I spend a lot of time in the casino. I usually win a little the first night and give it all back and more the rest of the time. And i have a wonderful time doing it. I cruise a lot and some cruises make me happier than others but I always get what I pay for. i cruise out of the southern ports, Jacksonville, Tampa, Port Canaveral, mobile and New Orleans. I hate that carnival is leaving Mobile, it was very convienient for me. Going on the Conquest in Nov; can't wait.

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