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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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4.3 out of 5

First cruise... i'm hooked by dturkin11

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Great experience, I will definitely cruise again.

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4.8 out of 5

So much fun by knique4eva

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So much fun always something to do Cam the cruise director always kept us entertained

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4.5 out of 5

Wonderful Cruise! by Mebanks66

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This is a very affordable cruise with a ship that's small enough that you get to learn very quickly. the shows are good and the food is fine. You do need to upgrade to a more varied vegetarian option, less soy. This was my husband's first cruise and he wants to book another one soon!

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4.1 out of 5

Overall it was a Great Trip! by wampler33

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Overall, we had a fantastic time. As stated earlier, this is a smaller ship. Don't expect multiple pools, big rooms or many choices in dinning. There are 2 sit down style service dinning rooms, a very small buffet and a couple burger/pizza joints. The cruise director Cam did an awesome job of letting everyone know what was happening and his high energy during events was fun to watch. The pool is VERY small and filled up within minutes. There is plenty of seating around it and the upper decks so that was never an issue. The room we stayed in was VERY clean and our steward was the absolute best. The room however was far to warm for my liking and not much airflow. That's a personal preference thing so I can't really complain about it. I like my space very cool when I sleep. The bed... Well, it's what you should expect from 2 twins being pushed together. I knew this before hand so my expectations were not high for this. The sheets were soft and comfortable but again, it's 2 beds pushed together so don't expect a true king comfort. The staff aboard this ship is what really made the trip. Not a single time did I pass by any of them without a smile, good morning etc... They were all wonderful especially our steward. Can't give that man enough praise. Even when he was busy, he was still very accommodating. I never felt he was fishing for a tip either. It was actually genuine. If you don't mind giving up a few amenities, this ship is for you. If your looking for the 5 star treatment and amenities, I would look at another ship. Our only complaints were the room temperature and the dinning options. If you are cool with that, highly recommend this cruise.

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4.1 out of 5

Family cruise by cruzn

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As a platinum, embarkation was great. They did allow the five of us to board together but that doesn’t always happen, I’m the only platinum. Cabin attendant, Zya, first said she only did room clean one time a day and I could chose. A few changes but Zya was agreeable to our needs. Carnival is trying to cut service more and increase tips. Kindly request what works for you!

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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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