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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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"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.

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Fantastic vacation

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This was our first crews. It was fabulous. I have never been on a vacation where I didn't have to do anything. The crew is fabulous, so kind and courteous. The food was good. Loved Half Moon Cay, Nassau....not so much, but had nothing to do with Carnival. Kevin Donohue is a fantastic crews director. He is hysterical and fun. The ship,(Elation) is an old ship and needs updates in certain areas, however very clean, and still very beautiful. We enjoyed the shows very much. There was always something to do on this ship. We will definitely be cruising again. 

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Kevin Sucks

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Kevin the cruise director led us to the basement saying he would get us off the ship much faster (apx. 5 min.) when we got to Half Moon Cay. We were ALL down there for about an hour as he just disappeared. Such integrity.

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Family Cruise

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Our favorite was Half Moon Cay. Beautiful beaches and clear waters. We didn't want to leave!!! My kids loved going to camp carnival. They always had fun things to do there. 

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Great first experience on a cruise

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This was my first ever cruise and I was quite impressed by my experiences on Carnival Elation. Every single staff member had a smile on their face and acted as though they really enjoyed their job. Whenever I interacted with a staff member, they addressed me by my name, which I was thought really added to the experience. The ship was clean, the alcoholic beverages were delicious and fairly priced, and the entertainment was pretty good. There were many events planned for each day on the ship, but there were only a few that I was interested in attending. There were several odd events, such as the hairy chest competition and puffy eyes event for ladies.  I did not attend those, and did not quite understand why Carnival would add those as entertainment. As for the food, I think Carnival definitely could've done better. A lot of the food served in the dining room for dinner were poorly seasoned. The all-you-can-eat food on the Lido Deck was great for breakfast, but just average for lunch. Getting on and off the ship was easy and I never felt crowded by people.

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Any vacation away from the office is a GREAT vacation

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This was our first time booking a balcony.  I must say that I enjoyed it more than I anticipated.  Sure the Elation Is showing its age, but it's still nice. The shows were great - I loved the tribute to the Heart of Soul.  Food was delicious, at times the lines were long but hey we expected that.  Freeport was nicer than most of the reviews I read.  We took a bus into Port Lucayan to the public beach.  No charge unless you wanted to rent a chair and umbrella $10.  Water was very beautiful!  Nassau we stayed on the boat.  We wanted to enjoy the amenities of the boat while most were on the island.  It was nice. 

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First Cruise...Success!!!

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Being our first cruise we were nervous, scared we would forget something or get lost in the Bahamas! Lol thanks to Theresa at CruiseOnly, everything went perfect! We were very pleased with everything she set up for us. We had our 14 yr old son and he had a friend along... These boys never slowed down. :) they made new friends from TN and GA ... The activities offered onboard kept them busy til 2-3am..... Lol. My husband and I had alone time to enjoy the casino, dancing, and a wonderful steak dinner for our anniversary. Bahamas was absolutely gorgeous... We spent the day in Nassau at Hilton Colonial resort.... Was the perfect choice!!! 

We are already wanting to plan our next cruise. 

Thanks Theresa for helping us make some memories of a lifetime. 

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Dirty suite

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My suite was dusty everywhere 

the waiter at the dinner restaurant has running nose,kept wiped his nose with his hand while he is taking my order,when I complaint to manger he put him in the table next to us without even send him to wash his hand 

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Wonderful time

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First cruise every, will go on more soon!! The ship was beautiful, crew was outstanding, food was delicious. My 7 year old had a great time, loved the water slides at Half Moon Cay. Would love to had more days at Half Moon Cay.

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My only suggestion as an improvement for the cruise is that the food on the buffet line be hotter.  It was always just mildly warm, so that by the time you got to a table, it was cold.  Otherwise, the cruise was wonderful.

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Great Vacation

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The boat, food, service and activities were all great! No real complaints. My family had a great time. Dinner in the dining room was very nice. The servers were absolutely great. Getting on and off the boat was very quick with no problems at all. The ship was very clean.

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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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Remember one thing, The Chefs Table!

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

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