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Eva

Age: 21

Occupation:student

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Elation

Sailing Date: 12-18-2008

Itinerary: Mexican Riviera

I sailed the 5-day Baja California cruise with Carnival Elation with my husband on Dec. 13-18. It was my first cruise. Overall, I was disappointed with the ship's decor. It was unbelievably outdated and worn-out looking. I initially thought the ship was built around the '70s but was suprised to hear that it is only 10 years old. I was blown away by the service. It completely exceeded my expectations. Stateroom stewards greet you in the hall, entertainment & dining staff very courteous and warm - not fake. Entertainment was geared mostly toward children under 12 and adults over age 40. Not enough activities for young adults. Musicians were mostly top notch. Be sure to go when the weather is nice. Rooms are cold with no heat. Ensenada was cold, rainy and windy; we spent a short time off the ship before giving up and going back in because of the terrible weather. Also, bad weather and winds makes the ride more rocky. Embarkation & Disembarkation of the ship was smooth and easy - much more so than I had anticipated.

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