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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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 110 reviews.

"This was the second Carnival cruise I have been on, and I was not too impressed with the Elation." in 46 reviews.

"...to out the issue only to meet rude, disrespectful customer service ." in 29 reviews.


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1545 reviews from our community



4 out of 5

Your money's worth

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Overall we had good experience with the trip. The entertainment could be better and variety of food could be better. The staff was very courteous and acomodating. The inspration dining hall staff was very entertaining as well. 

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3 out of 5

Limited Entertainment options

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Was disappointed with the entertainment options.  On a good note the comedians were awesome and the highlight of the trip. 

 

If you are a geek like me, the Behind the Fun tour is great. Its like a 3 hour how it is made and VERY informative. You get to talk to the actually person in charge of the various sections IE  head chief, 1st engineer, captain etc and learn about the way they can pull all the resources together for the cruise.   

 

 

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4 out of 5

First Cruise Maybe not the Last

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My favorite part of the cruise was the entertainment.  The concerts.  All the games that allowed us to be apart of the entertainment!  I don't think they can find anyone possibly better than Kevin.. He was superb!  I did not enjoy half moon cay.  It's an Island that has been bought by Carnival.  All American...noo native folk there.  Totally did not like that concept.

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5 out of 5

Not what I expected

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I will cruise again but not on this ship.  The food was not good and I want to feel the luxury of a cruise and this was not luxurious!  I did not enjoy Freeport and was even told by one of the staff not to bother getting off the ship in Freeport. 

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4 out of 5

Girls' Getaway

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Our stateroom was very spacious. I am amazed at the size bathroom/showers that Carnival has as compared to other cruiselines.

The steward we (Rachmad) took care of our every need.

The dining room staff were very friendly and accommodating.

 

The only suggestion for improvement I would have would be to somehow work on the prices of the photos.  And I know that's not the cruiseline's fault, but it is a downfall.

Overall, had a wonderful time both onboard and on land!!Big Smile

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5 out of 5

Carnival Elation

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We had a large group of 13. We had an unforgettable vacation. The staff on ship were very attentive to detail and exceeded our expectations. When traveling with such a large group it was difficult to keep in contact with each other to make future plans. I highly recommend purchasing the social media package. By doing so, you're able to communicate through Facebook Messenger! Looking forward to booking our next cruise! 

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3 out of 5

Recommendations

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Need at least 2 people at pizza & deli stations

need more activities earlier in the evening including shows

hair dryers in cabin

dissappointed in food this time

had fun w/ girlfriends 

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4 out of 5

1st cruise

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I enjoyed myself very much as far as the cruise went.  I would like to express the service in the main dining was the only exception, service was good, however the dinners were always served late and not in order of meal planning.  Appetizers came out with salads, Dinners came before salads were finished, Drinks did not get filled on time or properly.  The break for entertainment should be done after all tables get the main course, several tables around us each dinner was already eating main course and finished before OUR table 210 was served.

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3 out of 5

A "tired" ship

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I could only compare this ship with Norwegian, but I found it in need of an update, especially in the cabins.  The bathroom was quite large, as was the cabin, with plenty of storage space.  The food was OK, and very ample, and the service was very good. 

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1 out of 5

Disappointed

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My favorite part of the cruise was at half moon cay island.  Overall cruise was poor due to the entertainment of ship and the condition of vessel. I have sailed on carnival numerous times and had sailed on this vessel twice prior to this vacation. After this cruise experience it will make me thing hard before every going on another cruise vacation. 

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scarlabrown
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
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Remember one thing, The Chefs Table!

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

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