Carnival Elation

3.7 out of 5

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.

Sails from: Jacksonville, Florida

Cruises to: Caribbean - Bahamas, Caribbean - Eastern, Bermuda

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3 out of 5

Awful very disappointed by grotheb

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
Disappointed that the Elation did not have more to offer the passengers. Did enjoy the program to celebrate the Veterans on Veteran's Day. But usually promote Carnival and now not so sure, it just didn't measure up to all the others I have been on.

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4 out of 5

Beautiful by fithappens2014

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
It was great meeting new people. They made the cruise for us! I would have liked the ship to be cleaner and especially the gym. They offered a lot to choose from for the entertainment.

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4 out of 5

Great fun! by helencouto

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Overall this cruise is highly recommended. 5 days is perfect, 4 not enough and 7 is little to much. Well, I guess I have to put 150 characters to complete this .....

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5 out of 5

Amazing by littleelephantr

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
I had a wonderful cruise. It was my second time taking this exact same cruise 2 years in a row. Love how thrifty it is, and I loved the renovations. I also love the cruise director Kevin. I will likely go again next year again!

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4 out of 5

Nice Quick Cruise by tkasch

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
We loved this cruise! We love sea days, so having one in the beginning and end works perfectly for us. We like the smaller ships so we don't have to fight long lines, etc. - and we don't have to walk a day and a half to get from one end of the ship to the other! :-) Guy's Burgers and the Cantina was a really nice addition, and we definitely enjoyed them! Looking to book our next one!

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2697

  • Total Crew: 926

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.91

  • Built: Mar 1998

  • Refurbished: 3 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 10

  • Total Cabins: 1026

  • Cabin Categories: 19

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scarlabrown says ...
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 says ...
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 says ...
Feb 01, 2015

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

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