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Dave Beers

Age: 54

Occupation:Travel Journalist

Number of Cruises: 30+

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Elation

Sailing Date: 2010-07-10

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

This was a wonderful cruise aboard a sparkling clean ship with a great crew. Despite numerous cruises over the years I've never been on a Fantasy-class ship until now. Wow. What was I missing? Fun and a great layout! The dining room food was amazingly good. The dinners were easily among the best I've ever had on a cruise ship - and I mean with any cruise line. Entertainment was wonderful. Great bands, singers, shows. It was a homerun of a cruise!

Superb food - especially in the dining room where dinners rivaled the best restaurants I've eaten at. Great pizza. Great deli sandwiches. Great sushi bar!

We had a Grand Suite and it was spacious and beautiful. Excellent furnishings and service.

The usual Caribbean cruise activities, but they are fun nonetheless.

We didn't do excursions. We've been to all the Caribbean ports dozens of times so we like the ships these days.

The port of Mobile is a great place to drive to, although it is challenged by having a larger ship in port now that the Holiday has been retired. It was a relaxing 7 night cruise to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Beautiful sunshine and calm seas every day. Great service, great food, great entertainment, and a charming and helpful staff made this a cruise to remember.

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