Carnival Elation Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Elation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 27, 2021

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: R130

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

First time on Elation and the small ship of Carnival. Was nice since not too crowded. Glad it had an Effy jewelry store. Good spot to have the art auctions. Design is very old but did enjoy the layout of the lido deck buffet area. Liked there was a lot of room for Guy’s Burgers and the Blue Iguana


4 out of 5
First time parking at port. Was pretty quick with the ability to drop off the bags and then go park. Quick walk to check in. With the scan and go with taking our face picture, check in and out is super fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
No speciality dinner but could upgrade at the meals. Food was good but if you’ve done one five day cruise before it’s the same meals

Imagination Dining Room

4 out of 5

Good service. Food was pretty good.

Pizza Pirate

4 out of 5

Pizza is made at the time you request. Have to wait a few minutes but the pizza is hot and fresh

Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

4 out of 5

Food was good. Since it’s a smaller ship, the pizza and soft serve ice cream is in the buffet area.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not too much to do besides trivia. Always enjoy the art auction

Jewelry Shop

4 out of 5

Small Effy store and attached to the watch/booze/cigarettes store

Elation's Way Promenade

4 out of 5

Good seating area but near the casino have to deal with the smoke. Sorta hard to hear the trivia if not close to the speaker


3 out of 5

Very small pool and only one pool beside water park area.


3 out of 5

Difficult to get to. Have to go through deck 9 hallways all the way in back of ship. Very small area for adults. Only hot tub, no pool. Does have a covered area to sit and relax which is nice. Can take stairs right but to buffet.

Casablanca Casino

4 out of 5

Good selection of machines to play. No non-smoking section though.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff is very nice and friendly.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Small ship and design is older. Small spaces to go off and sit. Atrium is large from deck 7 to 12.

Ship tip

Only one pool on the ship

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Pretty easy disembark process. With the smaller ship, line to leave snakes around the ship and cabin hallways.

Traveler Photos

Door design Inside cabin USB ports Inside cabin with the two beds.
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