Carnival Elation overview
Compared to the modern mega-ships of recent years, Carnival Elation is a relatively small vessel. Debuting in 1998, this Fantasy class ship from Carnival Cruise Line has undergone several updates over the years to increase occupancy, but more importantly to improve the fun. The most recent dry dock came in 2017 where Elation went under the multi-million dollar renovation process as part of Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0 initiative. Venues were added including the WaterWorks aqua park, Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, and RedFrog Rum Bar. Additional cabins were also added including 2 Grand Vista Suites, 22 Junior Suites, 2 Scenic Oceanview Staterooms, 12 Interior Cabin, and 98 balconies.
Elation is great for families with young children and teens with it's onboard The Suess at Sea programming and The revamped Camp Ocean kids’ club, where children 2-11 are divided into groups and kept entertained with age-appropriate activities. Those ages 12-14 can hang out at Circle “C,” and Club O2 is the perfect getaway for teens ages 15-17 to do stuff like watch movies, listen to music, play video games and even have karaoke jam sessions.
While the kids have their fun, adults can dive into the many activities and venues that are just for them. The Serenity Retreat deck is an 18+ area that will make you feel as though you’re the only passenger on board. Several bars and lounges are available to grab and drink and get some much-needed relaxation. For the whole family, there’s no shortage of entertainment with Punchliner Comedy Club and Playlist Productions.
For 2019, 2020, and 2021 cruise seasons, Carnival Elation will sail 4-6 night cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean, making calls at ports like Nassau, Freeport, Amber Cove, Grand Turk Island, and Half Moon Cay.
What is there to do on Carnival Elation?
- RedFrog Rum Bar
- Guy’s Burger Joint
- WaterWorks aqua park
- Punchliner Comedy Club
- BlueIguana Cantina
- Seuss at Sea themed activities
- Serenity Adults-Only Area
Before you book
Why sail: Carnival Elation is best for couples, families, and bargain hunters who prefer a smaller, more intimate ship without all the bells and whistles of the new ships.
You should know: Elation is not for those who want the newest technology onboard or theme park amenities. There is only one pool and little onboard shopping.