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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.

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Sails from:

Jacksonville, Florida , Port Canaveral, Florida

Cruises to:

Caribbean , Caribbean - Bahamas , Caribbean - Eastern

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4.4 out of 5

Great First Cruise by adamsk4

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Update the interior. Find better singers and dancers. Make the drinks stronger. Overall, I had a blast.

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4.5 out of 5

Fun family vacation by WilsonNC

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Our group was from age 2 to 63, all had a good time. Don't expect gourmet dining , if you do I highly recommend the Chefs Table $90. Sea Day brunch (included) is also great. Do your dining in the dining rooms, the Lido deck buffet is the worst. Food, quantity, diversity and quality is D+. Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana are awesome! Pizza is too. And the Carnival Deli (by the Pizza area) was amazing as well! Beds are comfy, entertainment is fun! Ship is clean and the staff is very attentive. Plan on taking stairs more than usual as some elevators weren't in order.

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4.6 out of 5

Fun family vacation by YeOleSeaHag

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Our group was from age 2 to 63, all had a good time. Don't expect gourmet dining , if you do I highly recommend the Chefs Table $90. Sea Day brunch (included) is also great. Do your dining in the dining rooms, the Lido deck buffet is the worst. Food, quantity, diversity and quality is D+. Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana are awesome! Pizza is too. And the Carnival Deli (by the Pizza area) was amazing as well! Beds are comfy, entertainment is fun! Ship is clean and the staff is very attentive. Plan on taking stairs more than usual as some elevators weren't in order.

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2.4 out of 5

Not up to usual standard by viscomicm

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This was not a showcase cruise for Carnival. There were so many deficiencies in logistics and service. The boat and the crew seemed really tired and worn.

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3.8 out of 5

CARNIVAL CRUISE WAS GOOD WE DID NOT RECEIVE OUR ROOM CREDIT PROMISED BY , THEREFORE, HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED WITH by glgaming

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SAID WE HAD A ROOM CREDIT WHEN WE BOOKED BUT CARNIVAL SAID THAT WAS NOT THE CASE, THEREFORE WE DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY ROOM CREDITS

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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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