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Mobile Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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1071 reviews
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Carnival Elation Promenade Room P234 Bedroom Area
Carnival Elation Promenade Room P234 Vanity Area
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OCT 3-8th Carnival Elation to Cozumel & Playa Del Carmen

Review for Carnival Elation to Mexican Riviera

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mrsjbm
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

After a 7 hour drive to Mobile Alabama, from Nashville Tn, we arrived at the Port Terminal around 11:30am for Embarkation. Found the Cruise Line Parking Signs very helpful that were posted on the route in! After a long process to get on the ship, which I have described in my "port" review, we settled in on the Lido deck, for our first DOD! Found the service, food and drink all exceptional!! Hooked ...
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Sail Date: October 2011


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

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Disappointed on a fun ship

Review for Carnival Elation to Mexican Riviera

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chubear
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I was disappointed on my Carnival Elation cruise taken last week (10/11). I've only been on 5 other cruises, some with Carnival, and did not appreciate having a buffet employee dole out my bacon alotment each morning (2 slices)- the only breakfast item they monitored, by the way. A polite young lady would be standing behind the bacon "pile" and dole out literally 2 pieces of bacon. Of course ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


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

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with children


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


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

Cabin Type: Ocean View


1st Time Cruisers

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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DoubleParkers
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

My husband and I went on our first cruise on the Carnival Elation. As most people do on their first cruise, we learned many things about Cruising on this trip. A huge tip we could have used was to never book a cruise during hurricane season. Tropical Storm Lee started brewing in the Gulf the week before we were supposed to set sail and we did become a little worried that it might interfere ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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

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

Cabin Type: Interior


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

Cabin Type: Interior


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