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809 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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patelshru
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
rewster cogburn
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
6 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
0 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
0 forum posts
13 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
0 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
6 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
0 forum posts
10 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
10 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
0 forum posts
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
33 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
0 forum posts
32 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
56 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
0 forum posts
15 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
0 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
15 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
0 forum posts
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
15 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
0 forum posts
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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rburkart
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was the first sailing of the Elation out of Jacksonville and in spite of an earlier delay, the ship set sail around 7 PM. The Elation is an older ship in the Carnival line, and from appearances, is just about past its prime. I have ... Read more
nursehartley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
LOCATION OF THE PORT:We chose the cruise because of the cost and location of port. We live only an hour away from Jacksonville, Florida. This was only our second cruise, our last was with Carnival more than 16 years ago and it was seven ... Read more
Mctiff24
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I went on the Elation because it was out of Jacksonville and not far from home plus we used our RCI certificate on it. I have been on one other cruise 10 years ago on the Valor. The Valor feels like a Marriott while the elation seems more ... Read more
FITFABULOUSFORTY8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
My partner & I cruised on the Elation from Jacksonville, FL on 4/23-28 and I must say I had an AMAZING time! I read 100's of reviews before we left as this was to be my very 1st cruise and I'm grateful that I'm the type of person that ... Read more
kenlmhc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Elation is a somewhat dated ship, and some of the amenities on other Carnival ships are not present on the Elation. Things such as more intimate dining, and some other eateries. As always, he staff were excellent. This was a longer ... Read more

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