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As the parade of new ships continues and major cruise lines construct increasingly grandiose vessels each year, there is the tendency to neglect attractive ships that are not among the most recent to enter the ...
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815 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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2hot2cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Chose a short cruise close to home due to time limits on our vacation.It worked out well - weather was good, entertainment and dining staff were great. Could use some additional afternoon activities for non-pool-deck folks.The ship is ... Read more
floydrounds@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had an overall good time on the Elation. This was me and my wife’s first cruise. It started out rough because Carnival misplaced my extremely large suitcase in someone else’s on the first day. We arrived on the ship at ... Read more
phillyfun
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We are a family with 5 adults now and needed something that wouldn't break the bank. We have been on cruises before when our children were small and many times as a couple. We were happy with the cruise and our children who are now 19, ... Read more
patelshru
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Can I leave a ZERO star? I've been on carnival before, and already was not too happy about returning on a family reunion cruise. But we went with the flow and didn't cause any issues with decisions that were made by other members. ... Read more
Bayonex
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
After reading many bad and some good reviews of this ship (Elation), I was determined to be open minded going into this cruise. I chose this cruise/ship because it was a fairly close port for us to drive to and the dates fit our Summer ... Read more

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nolan5@vt.edu
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a great cruise!! We really enjoyed our ship, the Carnival Elation. The ship was well-kept. The rooms were a little dated, but the dining areas and recreation areas were much more modern. Our assigned table for dinner was right ... Read more
Retiredlpd
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Close port, was with friends and family. To start with the air conditioning in the cabin was terrible. The cabin rugs were dirty and stained, no problem finding this out, my wife had a pair of white socks on one day. The food was ... Read more
rewster cogburn
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
21 helpful votes
To be honest I was looking for a larger ship since our previous 3 cruises had been on different Fantasy-class ships and we wanted to try something new. Our vacation window however only fit with a cruise out of Jacksonville on the ... Read more
steelcruizer
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Friends and family were going and ask us to go. Overall, we were somewhat disappointed with various aspects of the cruise. In comparison with other cruises that we have gone on, we felt that the food selection in the main dining room was ... Read more
jmlahr
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
We chose this cruise line because of its price point and also that it would sleep 5 in one cabin. Positives: Buy the Fast to the Fun! It is worth it! The room stewards were nice The seas were ... Read more

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Harry and Rosemary
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My wife and I decided to take our first cruise this year. We choose the Elation since it sailed out of Jacksonville. The cruise would be long enough for us to decide if we would enjoy cruising. We left Atlanta Friday night in terrible ... Read more
Sjohns
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Jacksonville port was fast and easy. The ship was very dated and upon entering my room hair was every where. The food was great one night and decent the others. Not much to do on this ship my kids and I was bored after the first hour. Half ... Read more
snm12589
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
I have cruised with carnival cruises on a few occasions and have typically enjoyed myself due to them being early twenties friendly. Although I didn't select the Elation ship personally, I still expected a good time due to past ... Read more
Rushman58
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We've been on 17 cruises, 10 of which were with Carnival. The Elation is new to Jacksonville, so we thought we would give it a try. I have to say, out of the 10 Carnival cruises, even with this being an older, remodeled ship, we were ... Read more
Alyshay
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
I have only been on one other cruise and that was 28 years ago. I was impressed back then and assumed this was cruise was going to be "over the top" because in 28 years things can only get better. Boy was I wrong! Here are my ... Read more

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sngoebel@live.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
36 helpful votes
We just got back from our cruise on the Elation. There was some good and bad on this cruise. I'll give you the good first: The Good: 1. The cruise director was excellent. He tried his best to provide a variety of entertainment ... Read more
rowensonthego
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have cruised with Carnival many times but this is our last. They have gotten progressively worse and I will explain why. We had a family of 13 who went with us and we chose carnival because the price was right. Sometimes you get what ... Read more
georgia1980
Member Since 2015
1 review
63 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
our first cruise and wasn't sure about it, so chose something reasonable in price and size. We LOVED it!!! Sure want to go again and possibly get a balcony. Fell in love with Half Moon Cay- breathtaking. Nassau was nice, but prefer Half ... Read more
masonst
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
This was my first cruise so I was VERY excited. I had heard that the food would be excellent and the entertainment would be wonderful. DIDN'T HAPPEN!!! While I did enjoy the entertainment on the ship, the food was terrible. It was ... Read more
ajenkinson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We sailed on the Elation on May 21, 2016. This was our very first cruise, ever! My husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on the day we sailed. Although we had nothing to compare it to, this was a wonderful vacation. We ... Read more

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Yono88
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
In short, most of the staff was rude, as were the guests, and the ports of call were a joke. Although I appreciated the cultural diversity of the staff, there was often a language barrier, and it took a long time to explain a simple ... Read more
jadeseymour
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
First and foremost, let me tell you how AMAZING the crew on the Carnival Ship was. They were soo unbelievably nice. They did everything they could to make sure you had what you needed, and that you were happy. I've never met so many nice ... Read more
jhoecannon
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had a great time... the staff was all very friendly... and, the food was great! Our dinner staff headed by Danilo and his team was super. And our breakfast every day at Imagination was excellent and one of the best breakfast we ever ... Read more
navaircva66
Member Since 2013
1 review
28 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I picked the cruise as I had not sailed on the Elation. Although it is one of the older ships in the Carnival Fleet, that is nothing diffrent about it. It has not had it's ugrade as yet, bit will soon I hear.It does show some wear, but ... Read more
RozElation0502
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Leaving from Jacksonville was smooth-parked at the Parking Mall across the highway. Cheaper than the other parking area. Embarkation was a little slow but moving. The ship was obviously decorated in the 90's, feels outdated a bit but I am ... Read more

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