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New Orleans Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Elation Promenade Room P234 Bedroom Area
Carnival Elation Promenade Room P234 Vanity Area
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Great itinerary....overall cruise disappointing.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - All

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aschippang
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was actually two cruises back to back. The first being 11 days from New Orleans to San Juan and the second being 10 days from San Juan to Jacksonville, Fl. Upon reaching Jacksonville, we have now sailed 15 times with Carnival. We had never sailed from New Orleans and had never sailed on the Elation. We took this 'Journey Cruise' because of the itinerary with several ports we'd never been ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Interior


1st Time Cruise: 5 day cruise to W Carribean (good but beware of the arcade).

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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libbymruss1@gmail.com
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans over the kid's spring break, so we thought this would be a good time to check it out. We booked 2 rooms (Balcony on the Verandah deck- V34 & V36) next to each ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite (obstructed views)


Carnival, NEVER AGAIN!!

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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MamaAnne
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Check-in and embarkation went smoothly - no complaints. First meal - lunch buffet - the best meal, other than the pizza, the entire cruise. Endless ice cream - no complaints. Dining room - meals mediocre and cold. Desserts - dining room and buffet - nothing special. Formal night - we waited 1-1/2 hrs. to be seated. Food was extremely slow getting to the table, and when it arrived, it was cold. ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


The honest truth. Ill be specific.

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thecarlanthony@gmail.com
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Left port out of New Orleans. Parking was $90 up front before you park. This was organized and very quick from time you pull in the garage to the time you begin boarding. 5 to 10 mins max. Once your on the boat you are immediately in tje middle of the large entertainment area. Dont let that fool you. Its kinda down hill from there. Im not going to bore you with tiny details but there are deal ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with children


Bad Boat Experiences

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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adam238946
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This was our first cruise and we were really looking forward to it. So lets start with day 1. Everything went pretty smooth getting on the boat, except for one rude lady that gave us our boarding pass telling my wife that she looked old. I don't know what the point of that was except just being rude. We get to our suite only to find out that it looks nothing like the photos online. Not just a ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Thinking about Carnival

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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fice
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I always wanted to visit New Orleans, and found some cheap air tickets and this not so cheap cruise. Embarkation went smoothly, We bypassed an horrible background used to sell pictures and had lunch at Mongolian wok. Be advised that thai sauce is very hot and to ask for more shrimps, beef or chicken since the servers will put just a little bit on your bowl. That is the reason of the title of ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Not ALL Carnival's fault; some was.

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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draggonsgate
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We spent a week in New Orleans before ending out vacation with a quick 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We sailed on the Fascination last year, Elation's sister ship and enjoyed it. Too bad Elation didn't have the added on balconies like her sister, so we opted for an ocean view. More on that in the room review. First, let me say that the service and the workers on the ship were excellent. One of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival not what it used to be.

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crs8803
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have sailed on quite a few Carnival ships and always had a good time until recently. The last few cruises seem to be going down from what carnival used to be. I am Platinum. I have just returned from sailing on the Elation and I must say it was the worst cruise I have ever been on. We sailed from Feb. 20 to the 25th. Guest used to be treated so nice, now they are treated like cattle. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Interior


Pleasantly Surprised

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lbeveridge
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

After reading previous reviews, I was worried about this cruise but we had a wonderful time. I can't say enough about the service. Our dining waiters, Norman and Daniel, were excellent as well as our cabin steward Ayu. The food in dining room was very good. Pizza and deli were good also. The rest was good, not fantastic but edible. The ship was beautiful. I thought it was prettier than the ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Ehhh...

Review for Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

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lothar418
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I took the family on a short cruise during the Mardi Gras break. Kids were out of school all week, so the wife and I decided on something different. My wife and I cruised Carnival out of Miami 25 years ago and the kids have never cruised before this trip. It was the Saturday before Mardi Gras, so getting to the terminal was a challenge due to parades. We got to the terminal about 40 minutes ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Porthole

Traveled with children


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