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Mobile to the Caribbean Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews
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Detailed Elation 5 Day Mobile to Mexico Aug 14th-19th, 2010
"Warning this is a very lengthy review but full of information. We stayed the night before just north of Mobile in Saraland, AL. It was close enough to downtown only taking about 15 minutes to drive down I-65S to..."Read More
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First time fun

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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lovelyaley

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

I was 21 and my husband was 26 at the time of our cruise. We left out of Mobile, AL in January 2011 on the Carnival Elation. The port in Mobile was TERRIBLE. I will never sail out of Mobile again. The personell at the port were some of the rudest people I have ever met in my life. Anyways moving on to the cruise ship itself. It was a rather large ship with lots and lots to do. We were in ...
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Sail Date: January 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


Crappy Cruise for the most part

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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flyboi757

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Pre-embarkation was a bit rough, Plain signs in Mobile - tips not required, although we do tip I was a bit taken back by the porter that looked at the money I gave him and the number of bags like it wasn't enough. Food was nothing to write home about and the next nights menus seemed to have leftovers cooked in a different manner. Food was not hot nor tasty or exciting. I had read on cruise ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival's Circle C Scores Big with Our Kids

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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Fam5w/teens

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Our 3 kids (ages 12-14) absolutely loved Circle C on our recent cruise on Carnival Elation. They made new friends and counted down the minutes until Circle C events began. Although the events were structured, there were short intervals of unsupervised time (i.e. scavenger hunts, ice cream breaks). Our kids had walkie talkies so they could locate us as soon as events finished as they were not ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with children


Elation to Cozumel Review

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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ugagal07

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

We are two cruisers in our mid/late 20's from GA. This was our 9th Carnival cruise. This was our first, and now only, time leaving out of Mobile. We parked at the Convention Center, walked 5 minutes, and saved enough for several DODs on board. :) Check in was quick and easy, 25 minutes from luggage drop off to getting our Sail and Sign pictures made. The ship was in good shape for ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

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Carnival Elation 10/3-8 Review-What A Great Trip!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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kentuckyluckyguy

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

First, it's a shame Carnival is leaving Mobile! It is such an easy place to get around and everyone is so friendly there. Hopefully someone else will move a ship there and the city can continue to show its friendly southern hospitality. This review will be long but we want to give you all as many details as possible. PRE-CRUISE We went down two days early and stayed at the Microtel ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya


Elation Cruise Sept. l0-l5

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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DonnaBeachLover

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We left metro Atlanta and drove l/2 way to Montgomery, AL to spend the night @ LaQuinta the night b/4 the cruise driving the rest of the way the next am. We were looking forward to being VIP/Platinum and avoiding the lines. On this cruise was my daughter, her 5 yr. old son and myself. My grandson had a new pirate hat and his Carnival pirate t-shirt on for the embarkation picture. That is ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


First Time Cruiser - Nervous After Reading Negative Reviews

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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bearypurplelady

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I read the reviews regarding the Carnival Elation, sailing out of Mobile and many were so much more negative than positive. I was completely ready to back out of the deal. Let me tell you - I am so glad that it is just other people's opinions and not facts!! Because we found all the negative remarks to be just simply be false!! The crew was fantastic and friendly. Our cabin steward got to know us ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior

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Bingo anyone? Zzzzzzz.......

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Eastern

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windjammers21

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

While I realize I may be a little bias having sailed on the Conquest last year (a lot larger and a lot more updated) I found the Elation to be boring. While I understand that the cruise line could not control the weather (raining), the activities throughout the day were few and far between or downright boring. Bingo seemed to be the going theme on this cruise (which of course was an extra charge.) ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Interior


Made the best of it...Carnival Elation 9-6 to 9-10-2011

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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dragonfly161

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My husband and I took our first cruise scheduled to leave on Sept. 5th, 2011. Tropical Storm Lee had other plans. Due to the ship not being able to come back into port because of rough seas, our cruise was shorted from 5 days to 4 days and we lost our Calica port. The ship was beautiful and the service was excellent and so we decided to have a great time in spite of the weather. The first ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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New Menu on the Elation and observations.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Southern

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thnkgrn

10+ Cruises

Hi All, Just got back from one of the last cruises on the Elation out of Mobile and we had the honor of being the first cruise to try out a new menu. Two things were readily obvious... first was that they had 'comfort fooded' up the main dining room menu and sadly de-fru-fru'd a lot of it. Fried chicken was available all the time, meatloaf was one night, pot roast and even believe it or not ...
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Sail Date: August 2011

Departure Port: Costa Maya


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