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San Diego to the Mexican Riviera Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews
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San Diego to Ensenada
"We booked a suite (V23) on the Veranda deck near the front of the ship (deck 11) for a 3 day cruise to Ensenada. We booked the cruises online thru the Carnival web site. After the final payment, you are able to..."Read More
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We wanted a long snooze but instead we got a booze cruise!

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nathanc78

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, my wife Jackie and I took a short vacation, our last one before our baby arrives, aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship, Elation from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. Here's what the itinerary looked like: Day 1 Depart San Diego Day 2 Day at sea Day 3 Day in Cabo San Lucas Day 4 Day at sea Day 5 Arrive in San Diego This was my first cruise aboard a large cruise ship like ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Interior


Final days for Elation cruising from San Diego

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beshears

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

My friend and I left on April 19th for a 4 day cruise To Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. We really didn't know what to expect, other than I had been on CC forum and had talked/ask questions of these two ports, which neither of us had visited before. When we arrive (we flew in directly from Kansas City, Missouri), we found our transportation, and they took us to the cruise ship, which is ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat

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Awesome Trip but Rocky Seas

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va2wa

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada was amazing. Cruises are what you make of it, and we decided to have a great time and take advantage of everything. Embarkation in San Diego was very easy and quick. The safety drill was painless, as Carnival no longer requires you to wear your life vest or pack in like sardines. The dining room service was exceptional as usual, the food was ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat

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Woo Hoo for Cabo....Boo Hoo for cruise mates

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Tudzino

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

It has been awhile since the three of planned a cruise together so we were excited to FINALLY be having a getaway together! A long trip across country to San Diego and we were on our way. I was impressed that such an expensive city offered the parking at the port for MUCH less than Miami does. Embarkation was smooth. Missed the bells and whistles that the new port in Miami has but to be honest the ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat


Adventure in Cabo San Lucas

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scubareader

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Cruise on Elation March 25- March 29 2010 Wednesday night my wife is asking the youngest son if he is excited about going to Disneyland, and he told her he wants to take his fun ship Freddy doll on the big boat. ( I think it is because the doll was sitting on the computer desk and he just happened to look at it as she asked him about Disneyland, either that or the kid is psychic) Thursday morning ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Traveled with children


A December Get-A-Way before Christams!!!!

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nfritsche

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

We flew to San Diego the night before our cruise. The next morning we went sightseeing in Old Town San Diego for half the morning and I had a wonderful time to ourselves. (We woke up too early, not use to the time zone). At 1:30pm the hotel shuttle took us to the terminal and we had no problems getting on the boat. Once on the boat we were told our room was ready. Our room was an inside room and ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Departure Port: Ilulissat


Honeymoon on the Elation, one to remember!!

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himynameisscott

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We had a wonderful week aboard the Carnival Elation for our honeymoon this past week. Debarkation in San Diego was a breeze, and was on the boat within 15 minutes. Overall, beautiful ship, a bit older, but she was clean from head to toe, and the staff was much more friendly and willing to go the extra mile for any request. The food on carnival i found a bit better then on RCCL, from the Lido deck ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat


FIRST TIME CRUISER. . . not bad cruise but not so luxurious

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gblackwe

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Our overall impression on this cruise was that it was not bad. Unfortunately, since this is our first cruise we didn't have anything to compare it to. We did reach a consensus that it was not as luxurious as we thought that it would be. We arrived and decided to park at an uncovered lot directly across the street from the pier instead of parking elsewhere and taking a shuttle ($15/day instead of ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Ocean View


A New Year Get Away!

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NMCruzzin

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our 3 Carnival Cruise and knowing that the Elation was a little older ship we weren't expecting what a 2 yr old ship would be. But! We were very pleased with our cabin, dinners, entertainment, ports. We had a great time! It was a time to just get away and relax and we've been missing that smooth rocking of the ship at nap time ...that we did everyday on the trip! Oh well... Catalina - ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat


Elated on the Elation

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LasVegasCruiser1961

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We had an enjoyable cruise this past week on Carnival Elation. Our stateroom steward Siad did an awesome job keeping our cabin neat and tidy. The room had plenty of space to put away all of the clothes and bags that we brought. It also had a safe that you could put your valuables away for free. He had great towel animals each night of the cruise. We had Jessica in the dining room for late seating ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Departure Port: Ilulissat


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