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Carnival Elation is a large ship, carrying 2697 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from New Orleans, Louisiana and Jacksonville, Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"It was no big deal, but I walked into the back of the dining room twice, when I got on one elevator bank slightly too..." in 106 reviews.

"This was the second Carnival cruise I have been on, and I was not too impressed with the Elation." in 45 reviews.

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4 out of 5

fun cruise

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Great cruise, leaving from and returning to New Orleans was easy, the only complaint we had was the cabin needed some TLC repairs,  Drinks, food, entertainment all were great,  not a well financed art lover, skip this auction,

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cold room

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our room was cold every night. Had to have extra blankets. They said they couldn't do anything about it as long as it didn't get colder than 69. they said when they checked are room it wasn't any colder than that but as the night went on it got colder and colder. We complained 3 times but didn't do any good. It seemed like all the wanted to do is sell us stuff. Just to play bingo it cost $20. Our room was very run down it reminded me of a 2 star hotel. The closet door stuck and paint missing off of door, bath tiles looked dirty The day we got ready to leave we went to weight our suitcases with a new scale I bought I noticed it has a thermometer on it so we check the temp. it was way lower than 69 degrees.it was 65.2 and that is after the sun had shown through the window for a couple of hours. I have attached a picture of it. Also we was to get a $25 credit for the boat but we didn't

 

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door would stick and missing paint tile floor in bathroom sink in bathroom

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Sister's Eleation Cruise

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Hi - just a few notes on our recent cruise on the Carnival Elation:

Embarking and Debarking Processes - The best!

U63 - Great Cabin Location

Food - Below Average

Evening Waiter Service - Below Average except for Jay

Cabin Steward - Ysofin - Very Friendly

Cabin Condition - Lots of dust in the cabin and lots of hair in the bathroom

Entertainment - Great (The "U Turn Band" was terrific!)

Will I Cruise on Carnival Again - Undecided

Thank you for asking!

 

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Happy with the cruise

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Food was good, staff were friendly, ship was clean. I didn't like that you were automatically charged 18 % gratuity every time you ordered a drink or something from the spa. Deco outdated and the rooms only had one outlet.  Comedy was bad. Needed more shows and less expos.

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You cannot control the weather

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Food could have been better.  The Love match entertainment program was really inappropriate.  I don't want to hear  about someone's sexual talk.  The excursion to Progression luncheon was not very good.

 

The coral reef at Cozumel is dead!!  You should stop all the excursions that claim to let you experience the beautiful reefs.

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Trip from heck...

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late in to port from week before, annoyed rude crew... Night three before my party of six was able to sit together at dinner.... Mediocre food and lousy service!

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5 nights on Elation

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Great cruise. The ship is older, but very well maintained.  Wish the staterooms would go to flat-screen TV and eliminate the big life preserver storage box in the corner of the room. The crew on the ship was great.  We bought the FTTF for this cruise and it was worth every penny. When we arrived at the port we passed the main lines then went through security, and then we had another line that bypassed all of the long check-in lines.  When we got onboard our room was ready and all of our luggage was there within 15mins of boarding.

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The weather outside was frightful

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As always, cruising was such a blast. The staff just AMAZES me every time. The only reason I can't give a 5 is because on day three, we hit a cold front head on and the boat was rocking like i never imagined. The captain was calm and comforting, very informative and apologizing over and over. Of course, he has no control over the weather, but a fair warning to those who have or have not cruised before...it was a MISERABLE day of seasickness for me.Nervous

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Very Good

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The experience was GREAT!! The buffet was great as well as the service we received! Some of the food in the dining was not properly cooked and made us somewhat sick.

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Maybe round two will be better!

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I have asked for 10 years now for my husband to go on a cruise with me. I had heard great things about them and really wanted the cruise experience. We left out of New Orleans on 12/31. The rooms were somewhat small, but understandable with that many people. The people that cleaned and looked over us were absolutely wonderful. We took our two teenage boys with us and he would say, "Ms. Patricia, John and Matthew just went to the teen club" (If I went to their room looking for them) He was wonderful. The entertainment was pretty good. Through we do not usually drink, they were other things for us to do. The food in the dining room was rough. We heard the food on the ships were great. You can eat all you want. We were a little surprised by the dining room. We tried it once and thought okay, maybe its a bad night. Then we tried it again and left after a few bites. I just couldn't do it. My favorite food was the cheeseburgers, mash potatoes, macaroni at the Rotisserie and the swirl ice cream. Thank God for those! My husband and I both were patches for motion sickness just in case... We went through a rough storm a few days in and it was hard to even walk around without feeling sick. At first we decided, next time we will just fly straight in to Mexico. But a good friend or ours that is diamond or platium level called us last night and said just try it one more time. So we might try it one more time before avioding crusing. Overall, the people were really nice and made us feel welcomed. 

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scarlabrown
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anyone that goes to Progresso BIG TIP:::: ride the free shuttle to the town, they sell excursion there. SAME AS CARNIVAL and 1/3 the price we paid $35 for an all inclusive and upon arrival saw people from Carnival that said they paid $85. Every cruise on the ship can be bought on the free bus ride into town

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THE OUTDOOR GRILLING AREA SERVES THE BEST HAMBURGERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY!!!

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