Carnival Elation Overview

Carnival Elation is a Fantasy-class ship sailing from Jacksonville to Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Launched by Carnival Cruise Line in 1998 with a capacity of 2,052 passengers, Elation is actually one of the smaller ships in the Carnival fleet. Smaller doesn’t mean boring though, as Elation is just as vibrant and festive as other Carnival vessels. A diverse mix of families, couples, and single partiers create a lively onboard atmosphere, and passengers should be ready for a high-energy adventure.

The ship’s design reflects the festive atmosphere, with loud and colorful interiors that early Carnival ships are known for. Children (and kids-at-heart) love Elation’s the three-decks-high Twister Waterslide, as well as the City Sports Park area with mini golf, ping pong, and volleyball. Adults will enjoy the Serenity area, Duke’s piano bar, and the Drama Bar filled with live music. When it comes time for dinner, go for the Mongolian Wok, Pizza Pirate for a quick slice, the lido buffet, or the main dining room. Those looking for family fun at sea can check out the Hasbro-inspired “board games come to life” show, A variety of Broadway-style musical productions are also presented in the ship’s theater.

Carnival Elation Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,697
  • Total Crew: 926
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.91
  • Built: Mar 1998
  • Refurbished: Oct 2014
  • Number of Decks: 10
  • Total Cabins: 1,026
  • Cabin Categories: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367
  • Length: 855
  • Beam: 103

Carnival Elation Cabins

1026 cabins and 29 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.2
(268 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $81/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.2
(359 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $97/night
Balcony Balcony
(23 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $154/night
Suite Cabin Suite
3.0
(60 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 257 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $168/night

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Carnival Elation Dining

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Mongolian Wok Mongolian Wok
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Musical Cafe Musical Cafe
5.0
(1 Review)
Inspiration Dining Room Inspiration Dining Room
4.7
(19 Reviews)
Imagination Dining Room Imagination Dining Room
4.6
(36 Reviews)

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Carnival Elation Onboard Activities

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Beauty Salon Beauty Salon
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Jekyl & Hyde Dance Club Jekyl & Hyde Dance Club
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Taste Bar Taste Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Special Occasions Special Occasions
5.0
(1 Review)

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Excellent trip! by garydareubank

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

Great first ever cruise. First time out of the country for my 3 adult children (19 - 26) and they will very likely be cruising again from this experience. But be prepared to be overwhelmed with the things you can do both on and off the ship. Cruising can wear you out if your not paying attention! :-)

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Had a fun and awesome time. Ready foor another cruise by tsmith1969

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Loved the cruise. Ready for another one. I really enjoyed meeting new people and all the entertainment.

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Good and poor by tstiles163

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We were disappointed in the food quality and variety, pool size for the number of people on board, but did have a very relaxing time.

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751 Carnival Elation Tips

scarlabrown
Mar 25, 2013

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

bsconsults
Feb 05, 2015

Ask your room stewad for a hair dryer before you need it. Sandwitches at the deli are fresh made/grilled. Had a Ruben that was better than most shore restaurants. Not a luxury ship - but is priced accordingly and I'd sail on the Elation anytime it fits in with our plans. All things considered A+

jsl12343
Feb 01, 2015

Afternoon Tea Time is worth attending. The service is good and there are some good treats offered.

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