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Mobile to the Western Caribbean Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Elation
Western Caribbean
Mobile

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73 Mobile to the Western Caribbean Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews


lovelyaley avatar

lovelyaley

1 Review Written

First time fun

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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Fam5w/teens

1 Review Written

Carnival's Circle C Scores Big with Our Kids

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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flyboi757

1 Review Written

Crappy Cruise for the most part

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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ugagal07

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elation to Cozumel Review

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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kentuckyluckyguy

2 Reviews Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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DonnaBeachLover

2 Reviews Written

Elation Cruise Sept. l0-l5

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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bearypurplelady

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser - Nervous After Reading Negative Reviews

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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dragonfly161

1 Review Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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Drcartman

1 Review Written

Carnival Elation, great family cruise

We sailed on the Elation August 2011. First of all, I am really disappointed that Carnival is leaving Mobile. The efficiency of the port was top rate. One of the best we've ever been too. It took us about 30-45 ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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DoubleParkers

1 Review Written

1st Time Cruisers

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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kymater

1 Review Written

Carnival Elation Family Cruise

Background: Our party consisted of my wife and I with 2 childern(6yr old girl and 9yr old boy). It was our 3rd cruise. Also traveling with us was my wife's mother, her sister and a grandson (16yr old). We had ...
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Sail Date August 2011


Linerguy avatar

Linerguy

11 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Life on the Walmart of the Seas

Here are the particulars: my wife, myself, our 19 year old daughter, her friend, our 16 year old son and his friend took the Carnival Elation out of Mobile on August 13th for the five night jaunt to Progresso and ...
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Sail Date August 2011


Phil Alrite avatar

Phil Alrite

1 Review Written

Not Too Elated

Let me start by saying that this was my 7th Carnival Cruise. If this had been my first, it would have also been my last. I have had nothing but good things to say about Carnival in the past, but this Cruise did not ...
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Sail Date August 2011


jereza avatar

jereza

1 Review Written

Good Value

I enjoy Carnival. This was my second cruise with them. The Mobile port is easy to maneuver especially because there is only one ship that docks there. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown (it's the round building) ...
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Sail Date August 2011


bushmouse avatar

bushmouse

3 Reviews Written

Great Ship and People

The Carnival Elation was a well designed and maintained ship. I decided to take a last minute cruise out of Mobile before Carnival pulls the Elation. The Alabama Cruise Terminal was very easy access, park, ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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FWBcruiser

1 Review Written

What a disppointment!

If you don't care about shelling out money left and right, than this is the cruise for you! My 3 girlfriends and I (all 30 yrs old) took a "Girls Trip" aboard the Carnival Elation this past weekend. All but one of ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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PaulaTimothyCollazo

1 Review Written

Good Time on Elation

I'm not sure what cruise some of the other reviewers are talking about. We had a great time on the Elation. The service was great, our cabin steward knew our names after one day. She really catered to out 9 year old ...
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Sail Date July 2011


lacruiser avatar

lacruiser

2 Reviews Written

Less than Elated

We booked this 5-day cruise as a last minute getaway. We are Diamond on RCI, but decided to give Carnival a try since Mobile is close enough to drive to and this itinerary included Calica, which would give us a ...
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Sail Date July 2011


Gizelle521 avatar

Gizelle521

1 Review Written

If You Being Treated Like The Herd, This Cruise Is For You!

There is a 15% gratuity at the end if you don't pay ahead of time, if you dare to go on this cruise, pre-pay. Some lady got a 200.00 US bill.The soda stickers for the kids were ok except when you dine in the dining ...
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Sail Date July 2011


soalgirl avatar

soalgirl

1 Review Written

Good time, not as good as 1st cruise though....

My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Holiday in 2007 out of Mobile. Had a wonderful time. I remember the sailing to be a little choppy at times, and noisy when pulling into ports. I expected a better experience ...
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Sail Date July 2011


Doremimi avatar

Doremimi

1 Review Written

Carnival Elation - Okay for the price, not perfect

My husband and I stayed in an oceanview stateroom with our two sons, aged 13 and 15. Our overall cruise experience was fine. We had a wonderful time, and our kids can't wait to go back, although next time we may try ...
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Sail Date July 2011


kchartsf avatar

kchartsf

3 Reviews Written

Mediocre Cruise from Mobile

My family booked this cruise as a last minute summer vacation. This was my 10th cruise (3rd with Carnival). We cruised last summer out of New Orleans on the Carnival Triumph and had a great time, so we thought we'd ...
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Sail Date July 2011


petalmom avatar

petalmom

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Had a great cruise with a few minor exceptions

Day 1 Leaving Mobile. We were a family of four travelers 4 adults with two cabins, R20 and R26. We arrived via car at the Mobile cruise terminal around 10:30am, parking easy garage parking and $85 as expected, ...
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Sail Date June 2011


maldenmusic avatar

maldenmusic

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A WONDERFUL TIME ON THE ELATION

My adult daughter and I took our second cruise on the Elation on May 30 from Mobile, AL. We stayed at the Microtel in Saraland, AL and did their "Park and Cruise" option. We arrived before our room was ready after ...
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Sail Date May 2011


rbinark avatar

rbinark

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Elation May 2011

EmbarkationWe arrived at the Alabama Cruise Terminal around 11:30am. We were able to unload luggage and park car quickly (had to pay increased parking fee of $85). We then proceeded to first of many lines. Though ...
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Sail Date May 2011


Carnival Elation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.8
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family5.03.9
Enrichment3.03.2
Service5.04.1
Value For Money4.53.8
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