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 , Jacksonville

Cruises to:

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

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5 out of 5

Amazing by kendudek1971

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Our Steward Ray was awesome and we were well taken care of. Kevin the cruise director was awesome. I can't wait to go on another Cruise with Carnival. Best vacation ever.

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4.8 out of 5

Great cruise despite the bad weather by KitGab

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There are plenty of onboard activities. The food and service was excellent. Weather did not allow us to go on our Half Moon Cay excursions. The staff and very friendly and accommodating.

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4 out of 5

food could have been better, Bartenders: Alberto, DeGe and Randy were exceptional!!!!! by joanneamatelli

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Met really great people... service was excellent. We'll definitely be sailing again next year... don't to where but we will be with Carnival!!!

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4.3 out of 5

Best Southern Caribbean Cruise Ever! by HappyCamperSue

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This was by far our favorite cruise. Kevin, the Cruise Director really adds to the cruise with his wit, upbeat personality and the fun events he plans. We absolutely died laughing during Quest and especially loved the nightclub for that night on the Serenity. My spa experience was A+. Although all the spa staff was wonderful, Nomi was the one who stood out most. Overall, our stateroom balcony room, room service, cleanliness of the ship and the new upgrades were top notch. We are already planning on our next cruise for Hawaii, which will be an even longer cruise (14 days). To me, the longer the better! I go to the spa on every day we are at sea and we ALWAYS splurge on the Cheers program. Would never cruise without it! Thank you, Carnival for making our annual cruise one filled with amazing memories. I have not one negative thing to say about this cruise whatsoever.

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4.5 out of 5

Best Ports Cruise by peppermike

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First time at Half Moon- best beach. Third time at Grand Turk- love it. Impressed with the pool area at Amber Cove. Great ports to visit.

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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

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+

Feb 01, 2015

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

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