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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.

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Carnival Elation Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,697
  • Total Crew: 926
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.91
  • Refurbished: Oct 2014
  • Number of Decks: 10
  • Total Cabins: 1,026
  • Cabin Categories: 19
  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367
  • Length: 855
  • Beam: 103

Carnival Elation Cabins

1026 cabins and 19 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.2
(255 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $82 per night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.2
(327 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $95 per night
Suite Cabin Suite
3.0
(54 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 257 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $169 per 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
4.5
(32 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)
Special Occasions Special Occasions
5.0
(1 Review)
Resort Style Pool Resort Style Pool
5.0
(1 Review)

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2684 Carnival Elation Reviews

The bahamas were great! The Carnival Cruise, not so much. by regj633

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Could have been a lot better, the Grand Suite is not worth the additional cost.

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Wonderful by brandys232

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Other than being enjoyable, we brought back a lot of memories. We really enjoyed the islands and the water was beautiful. We enjoyed the shows that where performed.

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Not bad, but just okay by bananabirdweb

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

All in all, we had a good time. Normal staterooms are not good for a couple and a 2 year old. Way too small. Elevators were lacking, ship design just okay.

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674 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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