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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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lbeveridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
lothar418
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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

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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
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
firedread2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
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
9,116 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
greenf350
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
8 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
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

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Hillgirl1054
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
Penn Lake
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I worked for the airlines our whole life and thought that we had no reason to take a Cruise - at the prodding of my brother with the kids off somewhere else and the dog dead over Christmas we took this cruise. After reading ... Read more
Kasmir
Member Since 2008
1 review
37 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I (both over 50) are experienced cruisers and decided to do our first back-to-back on the ELATION Dec. 12-21. A seven-day cruise just wasn't enough time. We drove down the night before and stayed at a Country Inn and Suites ... Read more
SpeedRacer05
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My first cruise and while the cruise experience gives me something to look forward to in the future it will probably not be on Carnival.The good the suite was fabulous the Steward was great. I expected the pictures to be great, so no ... Read more

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goldii
Member Since 2013
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We set sail upon the Carnival Elation in December and it was a very different experience from my first two cruises. We were a group of 6 (ranging from 24-63) so having a variety of different accommodations, entertainment, and fun was ... Read more
Cruiseliver311
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
This was our third and worse cruise. Poor Elation; the ship is definitely in need of some upgrades. Our cabin was very dated, torn, not very clean and smelled horrible! Thank goodness we bought some Lysol!! The guy that cleaned our room ... Read more
Pralinejoy333
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
My family and I cruised on Carnival Elation from New Orleans to Cozumel and Progress, Mexico from November 14th- 19th. The service crew was EXCELLENT! We especially enjoyed the dining in the evening where not only was the service ... Read more
stjohnbeachlover
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
217 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I cruised out of New Orleans with three friends. We booked two ocean view rooms on the Riveria deck midship. This was my 17th cruise (9 of them on Carnival). One of my friends was on her second cruise and the other two were on their first ... Read more
jenyates88
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I had a great time on the elation. I thought that for the money which is very reasonable this is a great deal. The good was really good especially lunch and dinner buffets/dining room. Crew was friendly and attentive. I dont know why all ... Read more

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