Carnival Elation

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

About Carnival Elation

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

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Fun Girls' Cruise

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4 out of 5

Fun Girls' Cruise

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The ship itself is ok. It served its purpose of a fun party-barge, for a girls' weekend. The staff and food were excellent.  Our cabin was simple and a bit outdated, but that didn't bother us at all.  The young people in the show were great!  Honestly, the only complaint I would have would be the other cruisers.  There were some really rude people.  It was interesting to me the crowd that this cruise attracted...a number of whom were manner-less and downright crude. It was fine for a girls' weekend.  We can handle it.  But, I would never bring my children on this cruise, and I'm not sure my husband would have enjoyed it either.  

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3 out of 5

Feb trip

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Wonderful staff and crew, clean and nice beds.  Ship is outdated and revamping.  My understanding is that it will be going in for updates in the next month or so. The Grille an Deli are excellent.  Joseph in the restaurant is fabulous! Good coffee bar and won in the casino!  Really great jewelry store, Christian, Carmen and Issac are fabulous!  comedy shows were hilarious!  If I was to take this cruise again I would avoid Freeport, they shouldn't even go there...Cant wait to see the updates to the ship!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Feb 2017 Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This is our 3rd Carnival Cruise, first time on the Elation.  The Elation is very similar  to other Carnival Ships.  It does tend to rock a bit more than others, however I like that or why be on a ship? I enjoy sitting on deck and doing nothing at all, this is my idea of a vacation and I will do it again. 

 

I was disappointed a little in their medical response.  I am an EMT so I may have expected more.  On our departure day, a lady fell while walking down the stairs (In port).  I was the first to assist, she had a 4" laceration on her leg. I instructed others to call for assistance and get a towel, even 2 crew members.  I acquired a towel and wrapped her leg.  The crew members, which appeared to have zero medical training, did their best and showed up with only a wheelchair, no medical kits. 

 

I recommend training a dozen crew members as EMTs. They should have a backpack with medical supplies with AED and be able to get to any part of the ship in 5 minutes.  This may be out of their scope, however I hope someone realizes how important this is. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

The BEST

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Just got back from a 5 night trip to the Bahamas on the Elation cruise ship. The staff was so friendly and definitely made this trip even more enjoyable. We were placed at a table with awesome dinner guest and could not wait to see them, as well as our servers, at dinner. Exceptional service! Loved that our waiters and stateroom attendants knew us by name and greeted us every time they saw us. The decks were kept clean and the shows were so fun! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great cruise for the money

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Great cruise for the money.    Dining staff was friendly helpful and attentive to our needs.    Half-moon Cay  was one of the cleanest teachers I have ever been on.    Would have been nice to spend a couple days there .   The rooms were OK but in need of major cleaning and or updating.    Would not pass a white glove test.   Should offer hairdryer. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

My favorite part was the freedom of not having to do anything. Would like to have had a little more variety of foods .We had a great time and will be planning a trip for October as  we speak 

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Elvis is in the building

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Thanks to sales elvis was booked on this cruise and had him entertain a small group of us in a bar area. Next night he had gospel music and so many people showed up they moved to a bigger room. (stage) priviate like party.  He sang to us and we all loved it.

Now carnival has a time for arrival and told shuttle not to come to 11-1130l, when we got there there was so many people they couldnt handle it. Carnival has to get it right soon. Thank goodness we are platinum as i am diabetic and had to eat by 12.  All ways have been o

freeport is broken as result of hurricaine an a waste of time.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fantastic time

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Half Moon Caye was the highlight of the trip, kayaking and walking on the beach was great!  Food on the ship was excellent also. Our room steward was the best!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

great trip

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HappyLoveIt's our first travel on cruise.  My wife and me find out that it is real interesting on ship, and the beach of half moon bay is very good. It is the best memory of Carnival this year.The food on cruise is delicious too, we enjoyed it a lot.The inspiration dinner leaves us a deep  impression.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fab Week on the Elation

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My husband and I sailed on the Elation with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The Elation is an older ship but I like how easy it is to find everything. Our dinning staff was exceptional!

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Avg. Cost: $74 per night

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Promenade

Try your luck with slots machines, blackjack, craps and roulette in the Casablanca Casino. You can walk down Elation's Way and stop into the Drama Bar,...

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Atlantic

Guests can take in a show at the Mikado Lounge, a large, two-level theater featuring nightly entertainment, or enjoy a drink at Duke's Bar. Savor the fine...

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Lido

Sit back and relax on the patio after taking a nice dip in the Elation's Pool. Then, grab a light bite to eat at the Mongolian Rotisserie Grille or swing...

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scarlabrown
Contributor Level: Second Mate

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

earlwest
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Remember one thing, The Chefs Table!

tinavmadere
Contributor Level: Purser

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

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Price

L

Size

Mar 1998

Built

2 yrs ago

Refurbished

2697

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1026

Total Cabins

19

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