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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 - Bahamas , Caribbean - Eastern , Caribbean - Bahamas , Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises on Carnival Elation

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3.4 out of 5

Not as good as the triump by thechitwoods201

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Getting off the ship was horrible. It took several hours of 2000 people all waiting together and no one let us know why.

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4.8 out of 5

Best vacation ever!! by jennabrams84

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First cruise in the books and I see many more in my future!! Food was great and plenty entertainment was amazing. Staff is always friendly and helpful.

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5 out of 5

Bucket List by hoopsmom34

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I never wanted to be "stuck" on a ship. A cruise never interested me. I was dx with cancer in 2016, it makes you re-evaluate your life. I made a "Bucket List" Best vacation ever! The staff and crew are friendly and welcoming. I can honestly say I was spoiled! Now looking to book my 2nd cruise. BTW God is good, I am a cancer survivor.

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Memories and Fun by cjsmith33116561

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Everything on the cruise was just perfect. Cant wait to take another everyone on ship very helpful.

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4 out of 5

Nice R&R trip by MomDonnal

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Even with some issues we would go again. This was a Rest and Relax cruise and it did it's job.

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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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