Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Elation
Sailing Date: March 7th, 2004
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
This was my first time on a Carnival ship. It was the beginning of Spring Break and you could certainly tell from the number of young children and teenagers. Next cruise for me will be when school is in session! Where where the parents? Kids were running everywhere without them. Enough said.
The food was very good, but the desserts seems stale. I am a fish lover and was not dissappointed. On the first formal night we had lobster tail. Those who love beef would not be dissapointed either. Filets and prime rib were also good according to my table mates. The wine selection was more than adequate.
Getting in and out of Galveston is the biggest headache. Be patient! And take a good book. I must say that all the Carnival employees I encountered were more than helpful, polite and ready with a smile to assist.
I did not like the way the photographs from the ship's photographer were displayed though- it was very difficult to find my pictures.
Oh, and girls- if you are single and hoping to meet single men--just go and have fun--mostly familes and couples on board.
The workout area was great-not too crowded. I never saw anyone in the wet or dry saunas! I took a kick boxing class that was really fun.
Progresso was a small town-be sure to go and see the local church-it's open air and very nice. I had lunch across from the beach and shopped in the market. Everyone was very friendly.
Cozumel was in Spring Break mode. Young people everywhere drinking lots and lots of alcohol. If you are easiliy offended, beware of Senor Frogs!
I took a taxi tour of Belize and was not disappointed. The driver was so nice and would stop and let me take pictures anytime. Be sure and see the local cemetaries.
In all I would book another cruise, just not when I have to content with so many young children.