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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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806 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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aschippang
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was actually two cruises back to back. The first being 11 days from New Orleans to San Juan and the second being 10 days from San Juan to Jacksonville, Fl. Upon reaching Jacksonville, we have now sailed 15 times with Carnival. We ... Read more
libbymruss1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was my 1st time cruising. We have a 10 & 11 year old (and brought my mom as well), so we thought this would be a nice short trial run to see if we liked it for future opportunities. We had already planned to visit New Orleans ... Read more
MamaAnne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Check-in and embarkation went smoothly - no complaints. First meal - lunch buffet - the best meal, other than the pizza, the entire cruise. Endless ice cream - no complaints. Dining room - meals mediocre and cold. Desserts - dining room ... Read more
thecarlanthony@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Left port out of New Orleans. Parking was $90 up front before you park. This was organized and very quick from time you pull in the garage to the time you begin boarding. 5 to 10 mins max. Once your on the boat you are immediately in tje ... Read more
fice
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I always wanted to visit New Orleans, and found some cheap air tickets and this not so cheap cruise. Embarkation went smoothly, We bypassed an horrible background used to sell pictures and had lunch at Mongolian wok. Be advised that thai ... Read more
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adam238946
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise and we were really looking forward to it. So lets start with day 1. Everything went pretty smooth getting on the boat, except for one rude lady that gave us our boarding pass telling my wife that she looked ... Read more
draggonsgate
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We spent a week in New Orleans before ending out vacation with a quick 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We sailed on the Fascination last year, Elation's sister ship and enjoyed it. Too bad Elation didn't have the added on balconies like her ... Read more
crs8803
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
233 forum posts
23 helpful votes
I have sailed on quite a few Carnival ships and always had a good time until recently. The last few cruises seem to be going down from what carnival used to be. I am Platinum. I have just returned from sailing on the Elation and I must ... Read more
lbeveridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
After reading previous reviews, I was worried about this cruise but we had a wonderful time. I can't say enough about the service. Our dining waiters, Norman and Daniel, were excellent as well as our cabin steward Ayu. The food in dining ... Read more
Robfromcharlottesville
Member Since 2015
1 review
51 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I had a great time on the cruise, travelling with my parents, my sister and her family. I thought the rooms were fine -I was happy with the cabins. They were clean and a little bigger than I expected - particularly the bathroom. The Ship ... Read more

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lothar418
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I took the family on a short cruise during the Mardi Gras break. Kids were out of school all week, so the wife and I decided on something different. My wife and I cruised Carnival out of Miami 25 years ago and the kids have never cruised ... Read more
abbyedson
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
The biggest impact for me was the cruise staff. They were professional, confident, always smiling and made us feel like we were the only people on the ship. Our stateroom was magnificent (although definitely aging) but quite wonderful. The ... Read more
FULL TIMERS
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Out of 12 cruises, this was our first time on the Elation and selecting an Ocean view stateroom instead of a balcony. We have been on several older Carnival ships (Fascination, Imagination and Sensation) that were in great shape. Our room ... Read more
cougar65
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
the service was excellent. everyone was super helpful and everything was very organized. our cabin was spotless. the bed was very comfortable. embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. i thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and our ... Read more
Rjadams615
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
After reading the reviews, I was really worried about this cruise...but we didn't have any problems at all - and had a wonderful time. I was traveling with my husband and our three children, 18, 16 and 10. The staggered check is new ... Read more

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firedread2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife an I departed the Port of New Orleans on January 23, 2016. We were traveling with three other couples. Upon arrival to the cruise terminal we were advised that they were instituting a "new" way of embarkation. As part ... Read more
sentrydriver
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I are in our mid-fifties and work demanding jobs with little time off. This was our eighth cruise and our fifth on Carnival. We chose this cruise because it fit our vacation dates and New Orleans was a relatively convenient ... Read more
LBnLo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
It took many years to convince my wife to take a cruise do to her fear of water. She finally gave in to give me my birthday wish. So we started our cruise to Cozumel on the 4:30 Jan. 14 2016 cruise. Once we entered our cabin we were ... Read more
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meal
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
we have cruised on NCL, Celebrity & Royal Caribbean so I was hesitant of carnival and lowered my expectations. it exceeded by expectations. we were able to drive to new Orleans and that was wonderful to not have to fly. our ... Read more
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marshhawk
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
9,008 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My DH and I, with another couple,( lets call them C and A),) all above 55, headed out of Atlanta and headed off to Slidell for the night before our cruise. We got a late start and stopped every two hours (smoke breaks-us-not them) and got ... Read more

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greenf350
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have cruised everywhere, on just about every cruise line, really. This was the worst! The cabins are so small, even the outside cabin (which we had). They are dirty and outdated. An old clunky television took up an entire corner of ... Read more
Nutchelle
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed January 4, 2016 to January 9, 2016. Due to reading too many reviews and spending too much time on research (LOL), I was extremely nervous about whether we would enjoy this cruise. All my fears were put to rest within an hour ... Read more
CruiseKat611
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I booked a 5 night cruise on the Carnival Elation from New Orleans to Cozumel and Progreso. Our oceanview cabin on deck 7 was spacious enough but dated with some obvious wear and tear. The cover on the corner light under the ... Read more
Hillgirl1054
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Mom and daughter trip for moms bday (both adults). We both had a great time in E35. She wanted an ocean view which was nice. Our cabin was very clean, bedding extra nice and comfy. I am a super picky eater and was pleased with the food. ... Read more
Latinamom33
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The room and service were the best. The staff does go above and beyond. The food for lunch is your typical hot dogs and hamburgers. The breakfast is probably the worst, the eggs are runny, omelettes are super oily. Fresh fruit is beat up ... Read more

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