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My Week On A Carnival Cruise

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Hi guys, hope you all are doing well! I just got back from my cruise to Mexico, and the withdrawal is real! I had an amazing experience, and the 5 days I was on the Carnival Elation will definitely be a vacation I’ll never forget. My Mexico travel diary will be going up soon, so this post will just be a quiz recap of my time on the ship. I vlogged my entire trip too, so for more in-depth showing, be sure to watch it below!

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We arrived on the ship at about 2:30 on Saturday. The check-in took about 20 minutes, with pretty tight security. Not complaining though!

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First meal from the 24 hour buffet! They also had a grill and Mongolian Wok outside as well. The style of the food at the buffet changes daily, so the first day was Italian.

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A quick room toor! The cabin was really tiny, but it didn’t feel cramped at all because they made really good use of the space. There was a big bed, and then two pull out beds from the wall. Only downside was that the lighting was really pink, but then… #bloggerprobs. The really nice housekeeping people leave a towel animal on your bed every day too. After day 2 I couldn’t recognize what they were, but still so so cool.

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The top level of the boat- deck chairs, mini-golf, and a running track.

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I think the little kids found the water slide to be more enjoyable, but I went on a couple times cause how many times in your life do you get to slide down a waterslide in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico?

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When they said 24 hour buffet they really meant 24 hours. 8 P.M visits to the hot tub eating bowls of frozen yoghurt was a nightly routine.

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You have a reservation at the Inspiration Restaurant every night, located on the 8th floor. The menu also changed every day. I got to try escargot for the first time. . .which just tasted like butter and oil. Here are all the meals we ate during the 5 days:

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roast duck and asparagus

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guac and chips

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fish!

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fried shrimp and fries

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salmon sushi

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Seafood pasta

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capuccino cake

DSC00516The second night was formal dress ^^

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There was always something interesting going on at the main deck, like dance parties or in this case, ice sculpting.

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Watermelon carvings at the buffet. Serving fruit in the most awesome way.

So basically to sum things up, I ate, slept, used the steam saunas, went to the gym, and repeated x5 lol.  The service was amazing, and all the people that worked there were so so friendly. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a lot of photos as I was mostly vlogging, so check out the vlog here to follow me around:

And stay tuned for my Mexico Travel Diary from the two stops we made in Cozumel and Yucatan on the cruise. I promise you colorful photos and a better edited vlog. (Still learning!) 🙂

Lots of love,

Keliee

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