Carnival Elation

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    
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About Carnival Elation

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

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LisaGO says ...

Disappointment

My favorite part of the cruise was the employees and snorkeling.  The actual cruise experience... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Disappointment

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My favorite part of the cruise was the employees and snorkeling.  The actual cruise experience was pathetically disappointing.  The food was average 90% of the time.  Our waiter at dinner made the trip tolerable.  He was fantastic.  This was my first and probably last cruise.  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Cruise sucked

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overpriced drinks terrible food average service

10 years ago when I went on a cruise  we did not have a choice but to have our room cleaned. Hamburgers and hotdogs were not seen except for the kids but now every night a staple. I bought a drink packag and still dropped $900+ on cocktails and gratuity. This will be my last carnival cruise and I know they will NOT miss me

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Our Cruise to the Bahamas

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I really enjoyed my Cruise to the Bahamas.Nassau could be a little longer.We got there at 8am and had to be back by 4.Whereas Free port we got there around noon and had to be back by 730 pm.Debarkation was terrible u all need a different method .It took us forever to Debark and Carnival had people at every stair well waiting and backed up majorly. We still had a 13 hour  trip back to Louisville so it was very frustrating .Overall it was an awesome trip.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

1st Cruise

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I love it for it to be my first Cruise I enjoy myself it was clean and everyone was polite and friendly what ever we need we got.the food was great ,I will like to see more soul food  and more deserts on there other than that me and my family had a good time and can't wait for the next one. Thank you Carnival for making our vacation a good one🌊🚢

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Worst boat ever

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The staff was very rude only me house keeper was nice food was not so great same food everyday on lido deck and it was cold room service take 2 hour  would not ever ride this boat again.Angry

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Sister Cruise

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We had a great time!! Half Moon Cay was beautiful and the food there (provided by Carnival) was delicious and lots of it!! We reanted a clam shell to get som shade. We wouldn't have needed to. There are trees to get under if you don't want the sun. Our side trip at Nassau was perfect. We bought the package from CruiseOnly t the British Colonial Hilton. We were on a private beach with a beautiful pool as well as the ocean. Our package included $40 eah for food at lunch time. The food at the hotel was delicious!! Our server was Dianne, she took very good care of us. We are not drinkers so the $40 was plenty for a good meal, vigin frozen drinks and even soft drinks later in the afternoon. We walked to the hotel, about 2 blocks away, were able to leave our towel and beach bag there while we walked and shopped the town. I would reccommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy the island and not spend so much. 

The Ship was not as large as some I have been on but it was still clean and decorated beautifully, the staff were caring and very efficient. Only had 1 waiter that was too busy for us, but he was serving many that night. The food was excellent and liked trying new things. The swordfish was yummy!! 

I only regret not having all my siblings and spouses with us! Thank you Jennifer from CruiseOnly!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Old and outdated

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Customer service was horrible. The food was horrible, and the ship was old and rusty. This shop needs a complete overhaul. Evertyhing was horrible. There is not much good that I can say about it. I have been on other cruises and this one I do not even want to remember.

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5 out of 5

Not happy

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Wa were over charged I am not happy about it we were charged twice for the same message are talking to 3 different staff members I still have nothing fixed 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Apr 22nd thru 27th

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This was a good cruise even though the weather did not cooperate.  Was really looking forward to Half Moon Cay which was cancelled.  Key West wasn't bad, just not enough time there.  The Elation needs to be updated.  We enjoyed overall.

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Avg. Cost: $77 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: Third Mate

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

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Price

L

Size

Mar 1998

Built

3 yrs ago

Refurbished

2697

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1026

Total Cabins

19

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