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4.0 Editor's Rating
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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719 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Great First Cruise! amberdarcey
3/15
This was my first cruise. Staff was GREAT, especially dining staff (GORAN!) Food was exquisite. I probably gained 10+ ... Read more
Pros: The staff on the cruise are so nice and work so hard. Really enjoyed the dining room style meals and ... Read more
2/15
Very disappointed in this cruise. Food was average at best. Breakfast was good, lunch was tolerable, and dinner, ... Read more
Smooth Sailing! Thanatos340
2/15
My better half and I took our first cruise on the Carnival Elation out of new Orleans. It was an overall great ... Read more
AWESOME! yayyaymexico
2/15
as a first time cruiser, everyone said you will be hooked! We were. Loved every moment of it! my husband being an old ... Read more

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Background Info: My husband and I booked this cruise as a Christmas gift for my parents. This was their first cruise ... Read more
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1/15
Just returned from a wonderful five day cruise on the Carnival Elation. This was my fourth cruise but only the second ... Read more
Pros and cons Kaczka77
1/15
This was my first cruise , and ....It really depends what you want. I am a person who wants to relax and enjoy beach, ... Read more
First cruise sonshine1978
1/15
as a first time cruiser, we enjoyed it very much!! the people onboard are so helpful with everything...the Elation is ... Read more
This is the first time I cruised with Carnival. I had a good time and we enjoyed the cruise. As to specifics, here is ... Read more

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My family of four (husband and two twenty-something boys) wanted an inexpensive, short-ish Caribbean cruise. We were ... Read more
Definitely get what you pay for. The cruise ship is outdated and randomly smells like sewer. I stayed in an interior ... Read more
Let me preface this review by saying that this was my 12th Carnival cruise, my DH’s 11th, and my girls’ 3rd ... Read more
MAKING MEMORIES Pamelagreg
1/15
This was the second cruise that my husband and I have taken... This time we took a great friend along and it was a ... Read more
1/15
Our Family of 6 (us in our mid 40's and 4 kids ages 6-14) plus my parents cruised together on the Elation. We had 2 ... Read more

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1/15
This is our third Carnival cruise and first time out of New Orleans. As many have said, Elation is an older ship, but ... Read more
This was my husband and I's 7th cruise, 5th with Carnival. Our two children (8,7) had cruised last year and this was ... Read more
Living only an hour from the port, we look forward to our Christmas Carnival cruise, however this year's cruise may ... Read more
----Hotel: ------ Hampton Inn, Convention Center. We have had some doosies over the years but wow! What a great hotel. ... Read more
Ship information - Elation is one of the older ships in Carnival's fleet (1998) and it shows. Out toilet would not ... Read more

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This cruise on the elation included myself, my partner, my mother, and my stepfather. My partner and I have cruised ... Read more
We had such a great time on the his cruise. I call it "cruise magic". It's when all the stars aline and things come ... Read more
We selected this cruise as a graduation present for my wife. When I asked her where she’d like to go, she said ... Read more
Carnival Elation left New Orleans Dec. 8th. 2014. Check-in was a breeze and the cabins were ready for us. We stayed on ... Read more
11/14
I have cruised with Carnival before and had wonderful times so I was excited to share this experience with the first ... Read more

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