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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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726 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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3/15
The Carnival Elation is a good ship even though it is a smaller one. This was my 6th cruise, my 3rd on Carnival. I ... Read more
First off I'd like to state I've gone on 11 cruises on a Carnival ship, 7 on the Elation. That being said, it is not ... Read more
I went into my first cruise with extremely low expectations. It was my final college Spring Break week; I figured it ... Read more
3/15
This was only my second cruise, I'd cruised on the Norweigen Sky before, for a 3 day cruise 3 years ago. I loved the ... Read more
3/15
Great Ship. Very clean for her age. Loved that most of the 2.0 stuff was not on it yet. The youth staff was not good at ... Read more

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Recently I took an adventure with my family to Mexico from Port New Orleans. The cruise was awful from the beginning. ... Read more
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

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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
Background Info: My husband and I booked this cruise as a Christmas gift for my parents. This was their first cruise ... Read more
1/15
This was my very first cruise, we chose it because it was only 5 days since we didn't know how well we would take to ... 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

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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
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

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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
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

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